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Baker Furniture Company

American

Owing to the company’s collaborations with many leading designers and artists over time, vintage Baker furniture is consistently sought after today. The heritage brand’s chairs, dining tables, desks and other pieces are widely known to collectors and design enthusiasts for their fine craftsmanship and durability.

Within a few decades of its launch, Baker Furniture Company evolved into one of the largest and most important furniture manufacturers in the United States and became known for its high-quality production standards. Siebe Baker and business partner Henry Cook founded the original iteration of Baker Furniture Company in 1890 in Allegan, Michigan, after immigrating to the United States from the Netherlands. Allegan is a small town west of Grand Rapids, which, at that time was home to Widdicomb Furniture Co. and more and was known as America’s furniture capital. The company manufactured doors and interior moldings and introduced a combination desk and bookcase in 1893. In the early 1900s, Siebe became the sole owner of the business.

Among others, stage designer Joseph Urban and modernist designer Kem Weber contributed designs to Baker in the 1920s. In 1932, under the leadership of Siebe’s son, Hollis, who started at the company as a salesman but took the reins when his father passed in 1925, Baker Furniture introduced bedroom pieces and debuted its Manor House collection, which made reproductions of European furnishings available to the American market. (Hollis was an avid traveler and procured antiques overseas for the company to reproduce in the United States.) Soon, Baker Furniture Company moved to Holland, Michigan, and eventually opened showrooms in Grand Rapids and elsewhere.

Pioneering Scandinavian designer Finn Juhl created a Danish modern line for Baker in 1951, and the company produced his award-winning Chieftain chair for a short time. In the late 1950s, Baker introduced the Milling Road label to reach a younger audience with stylish but less costly furnishings like console tables, walnut dining chairs and more, and in 1961, British furniture designer T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings introduced a modern neoclassical line at Baker.

The 1960s and ’70s saw the introduction of historic reproduction furniture lines such as Woburn Abbey and the Historic Charleston collection, which remain very popular to this day. In 1990, Baker was licensed to produce a furniture line from Colonial Williamsburg. That same year, the Smithsonian Museum introduced Baker’s Chippendale chair into its permanent collection and the Grand Rapids Art Museum dedicated an exhibition to Baker’s 100th anniversary, a showcase that included 150 pieces of furniture Siebe Baker had collected as part of a larger assortment that had served as inspiration for his designs.

Today, vintage Baker furniture, such as its elegant mahogany nightstands and teak credenzas — particularly those crafted by Finn Juhl — sees high demand online and elsewhere. The company continues to produce contemporary collections with well-known designers such as Bill Sofield, Barbara Barry and Kara Mann and remains on par with some of the highest quality furniture in the industry.

Browse vintage Baker armchairs, sofas, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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70" Mid Century Louis XV Queen Anne Style Desk by Baker Furniture
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Mid Century Louis XV Queen Anne Style Desk by Baker Furniture French Provincial Louis XV style writing desk features cabriole legs and a scalloped apron edge. There is ample knee-...
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1960s North American Louis XV Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Walnut

65" Baker Collection China Cabinet
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Baker Collection China Cabinet Features generous shelving for china and collectible storage, interior lights and three concealed cabinets with ...
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Mid-20th Century Regency Revival Baker Furniture Company

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Walnut

Baker Historic Charleston Chippendale Dresser
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
er. Baker honors Charleston's heritage and its rich history by reproducing this 19th century Chippendale chest of drawers. Part of their “Historic Charleston...
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Mid-20th Century North American Regency Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Walnut

Baker Regency Stately Homes Velvet Lounge Chair
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
From the Baker Regency Stately Homes collection, this chair features carved cabriole legs with whorl feet. Upholstered in a rich velvet with nail head t...
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Late 20th Century North American Regency Baker Furniture Company

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Velvet

Chippendale Style Mahogany Secretary Desk by Baker
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Chippendale style mahogany secretary desk by Milling Street Baker 10 drawers with brass pulls. Desk has ample storage space, featuring 10 drawers. Mi...
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Late 20th Century North American Chippendale Baker Furniture Company

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Burl

Set of 4 Baker Furniture Regency Dining Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Baker Furniture Regency dining chairs 3 side chairs 1 arm chair Side chairs 20.5" W x 19.5" D x 34.75" H Armchairs 23" W x 19.5" D x 34.75" H...
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Late 20th Century North American Regency Baker Furniture Company

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Wood

90" Baker Executive Partners Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Baker partners desk Stunning pedestal leather top executive desk made by BAKER. Functioning drawers on both sides serve as guest or partner de...
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1980s American Federal Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Burl

Vintage Midcentury Faux Bamboo Baker Coffee Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage midcentury faux bamboo baker coffee table. 1970s. Hollywood Regency Chin Hua style lacquered and ebonize...
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1970s American Chinoiserie Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Wood

Set of 6 Baker Dining Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Set of baker dining chairs Dark walnut consisting of 4 arm and 2 side chairs reupholstered in a bright Ikat print. Measures: Seat height 18.5" Arm height 24".
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1670s North American Chinese Chippendale Antique Baker Furniture Company

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Walnut

Pair of Baker Glass and Brass Faux Bamboo Occasional Tables
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
A pair of square occasional tables in 1/2" thick glass with brass faux bamboo legs. American, circa 1960.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

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Vintage Ten-Drawer Walnut and Brass Chest / Dresser by Baker
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant Baker chest of drawers / dresser in bookmatched black walnut veneer with recessed, hammered and etched brass drawer-pulls and a semi-finished back (ca. 1980,USA). Ten-drawer ...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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CRAFTIQUE Solid Mahogany Chippendale Secretary Desk w/ Bookcase
Located in Charlotte, NC
A stunning secretary desk with bookcase by top-quality furniture maker Craftique, in the style of early American John Hancock desks. Solid mahogany with their Old Wood finish, brass ...
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TOMLINSON Crotch Mahogany Block Front Secretary Desk with Blind Bookcase
By Tomlinson
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Chippendale style secretary desk by Tomlinson. Crotch mahogany with brass hardware, pediment top with three finials and bracket feet. Upper blind bookcase...
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Queen Anne Style Chinoiserie Writing Table Desk
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous writing table desk or bureau plat made in the lovely Queen Anne style featuring an emerald green lacquered finish. Decorated in the chinoiserie revival...
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20th Century American Queen Anne Baker Furniture Company

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English Chippendale Mahogany Breakfront with Secretary, Circa 1770
Located in Hollywood, SC
English Chippendale mahogany broken pediment breakfront with carved floral medallions, candle light molding, four upper case glass doors with adjus...
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1770s English Chippendale Antique Baker Furniture Company

Mid-Century English Pine Chinese Chippendale Style Carved Pine Secretary Desk
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a mid-century Chinese Chippendale style carved pine secretary. It is purported to be English, and it has glass shelves. The drawers do have dovetail construction, and it is t...
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Mid-20th Century English Chinese Chippendale Baker Furniture Company

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Baker Furniture Historic Charleston Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs, Set of Six
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of six Queen Anne style dining chairs By Baker Furniture "Historic Charleston Collection" USA, Circa 1980s Solid carved mahogany frames, with ivory damask uph...
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Late 20th Century American Queen Anne Baker Furniture Company

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Custom Set of Eight Baker Furniture Ebonized Dining Chairs
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Two arm and six side chairs in a midcentury style with curved and open X form backs. The frames were custom ebonized, raised on square tapering legs, splayed in the back. The seats u...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Baker Furniture Company

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Fabric, Wood

Baker Furniture Georgian Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase With Secretary Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A beautiful Georgian or Federal style bureau with drop front secretary desk and bookcase hutch top By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1960s Gorgeous mahogany, with original brass hardw...
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1960s American Georgian Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Brass

Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture Contemporary Lounge Chair
By Baker Furniture Company, Barbara Barry
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous modern club or lounge chair By Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture USA, circa 1990s Mahogany frame, with rose red upholstery. Measures: 29.75" W x 29" D x 37" D....
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Late 20th Century American Modern Baker Furniture Company

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Upholstery, Mahogany

1950's Hollywood Regency Swivel Club Lounge Chairs - a Pair
By Dorothy Draper, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Burbank, CA
Vintage 1950's pair of lounge chairs for sale. This pair was reupholstered a while back, and is in excellent condition. The fabric has a geometric pattern in muted colors. It has a v...
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1950s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Fabric, Wood

Barbara Barry for Baker Diamond Gold Leaf Cabinet
By Baker Furniture Company, Barbara Barry
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful gold leaf 'Diamond' chest, from the Barbara Barry collection for Baker, fitted with two projected pyramidal carved doors, the interior in Chinese red with two adjustable sh...
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Late 20th Century Modern Baker Furniture Company

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Previously Available Items
Midcentury Baker Queen Anne Burl Walnut Console
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Baker Queen Anne style burl walnut console Vintage Baker Queen Anne style burled console with scallop detailing. Walnut inlaid top with burl trim. ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Vintage Midcentury Chin Hua Ebonized Bench Baker
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Mid Century Baker Chin Hua ebonized bench. Elegant 6ft slated bench. Marked Baker.
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Baker Furniture Company

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Modern Baker Milling Road Italian Etagere
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Baker Milling Road etagere 2000s An obelisk-shaped etagere with rich expresso tones and nickel feet. Six shelves. Made in Italy. Measures: 6ft.
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Baker Furniture Company

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Ebony

Vintage Baker Collector's Edition Burl Side Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Baker Vintage midcentury burl Baker table From the collector's edition a beautifully detailed burl with carved legs and circular details.        
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Burl

Vintage Midcentury Baker Faux Bamboo Brass Coffee Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage midcentury Baker faux bamboo brass coffee table  Painted and lacquered with a faux tortoiseshell finish in gold and bronzes. Features an o...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Baker Furniture Company

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Brass

Vintage Midcentury Baker Queen Anne Style Console
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Baker Vintage midcentury Queen Anne style console Burled walnut Two drawers with brass pulls Triple cabriole legs in front.  
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20th Century American Queen Anne Baker Furniture Company

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Burl

Vintage Baker Queen Anne Style 12ft Dining Conference Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Queen Anne style 12ft dining conference table From the baker furniture stately homes collection Stunning walnut dining table, rounded rectangular hand planed top with molded and...
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1980s American Queen Anne Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Ash, Walnut

Vintage Mid-Century Baker Low Profile Sofa
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
8FT Vintage Baker Mid-Century Sofa Classic low profile with sloping arms. Beautiful cream chenille upholstery.  
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Chenille, Wood

Vintage Baker Dresser Chest of Drawers
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Baker furniture, Vintage baker dresser chest of drawers. Mahogany wood construction. Three spacious drawers. Brass handle pulls and tr...
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1960s American Campaign Vintage Baker Furniture Company

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Brass

Vintage Baker Bridger Library Desk by Bill Sofield
By Bill Sofield, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage Bridger library desk by BILL SOFIELD for Baker 1 box drawer with pencil tray, 2 drawers, center ledger drawer, and 1 file drawer Crafted in rich American walnut solids an...
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Late 20th Century American Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Walnut

Finn Juhl For Baker Cabinet
By Finn Juhl, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century modern cabinet designed by Finn Juhl and made by Baker. Walnut case with ten multi-colored drawers.
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1960s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company

Materials

Walnut

Finn Juhl For Baker Cabinet
Finn Juhl For Baker Cabinet
H 21 in W 32 in D 15 in

Baker Furniture Company furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Baker Furniture Company furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Baker Furniture Company furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 1,043 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 16 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Baker Furniture Company were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Edward Wormley, Dunbar, and Paul McCobb. Prices for Baker Furniture Company furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $228 and can go as high as $170,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,295.
Questions About Baker Furniture Company
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The term baker table has more than one meaning. When capitalized as Baker table, the term refers to a piece made by Baker Furniture Company, an American furniture manufacturer. If the B is lowercase, the term likely describes a baker's table, a work table with a sturdy top used as a food prep area in kitchens. You can shop a variety of Baker Furniture tables on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Samson Holding Ltd. makes Baker furniture through an America subsidiary. The Hong Kong-based company also owns Milling Road and McGuire furniture, after acquiring the brands from Kohler, Co., in 2017. You can shop a range of Baker furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, most Baker furniture is not made in China, although a Chinese company does own the brand. The first pieces crafted by the furniture maker came from their factory in Allegan, Michigan. Today, the company produces furniture in a variety of locations. On 1stDibs, find a range of Baker furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    Yes, Baker furniture is good quality. The heritage brand's chairs, dining tables, desks and other pieces are widely known to collectors and design enthusiasts for their fine craftsmanship and durability. Many online reviewers report owning Baker furniture for decades and needing to do very little to keep it looking like new. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Baker furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    Whether Baker furniture holds its value will depend on a variety of factors, including how well it’s cared for as well as demand and supply with respect to a given collection or piece. Because it can be difficult to predict how the value of items will change over time, choose furniture that appeals to you. Owing to the company’s collaborations with many leading designers and artists over time, vintage Baker furniture is consistently sought after today. The heritage brand’s chairs, dining tables, desks and other pieces are widely known to collectors and design enthusiasts for their fine craftsmanship and durability. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of vintage Baker furniture from some of the world’s top sellers.
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