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Baker Furniture Company

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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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Baker Furniture "South Cone Collection" Giltwood and Eglomise Mirror
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Dallas, TX
This stunning 12 sided eglomise style mirror from Baker Furniture has a geometric and dimensional frame. Gold trim, black panels, and gold details give boldness to the opulent design. The back has a label plaque marked “Baker / Furniture” and another reading “SOUTH CONE...
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Late 20th Century Hollywood Regency Baker Furniture Company

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Pair of Lacquered Chippendale Side Tables by Baker
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of lacquered Chippendale side tables by Baker. Theses tables have been lacquered and are in good condition.   Dimensions: 26" D x 28"...
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20th Century Chinese Chippendale Baker Furniture Company

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Vintage Chinoiserie Rectangular Black Accent or Side Table by Baker
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Pair Vintage Baker Queen Anne Side Tables w/ Drawer - Walnut + Burl + Brass
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Baker Furniture mahogany and Burl Walnut Queen Anne Side Tables, C.1950s, a Pair
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Monumental Baker Greek Key Burl Coffee Table
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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 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.
  • 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 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.
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    IKEA is generally considered to be the world's largest furniture company. Established in 1943 in Älmhult, Sweden, the company now operates more than 450 stores around the world. In 2022, more than 800 million people visited IKEA stores, and millions more bought pieces online. Find an assortment of vintage IKEA furniture on 1stDibs.
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