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Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

Collaborations with many leading designers and artists over time has made vintage Baker furniture one of the most consistently sought after heritage brands today.

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 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 100-year 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, dining tables and more on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Baker Furniture Company
Baker Furniture English Oak and Burl Wood Barley Twist Writing Desk, Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional English style writing desk or library table with barley twist legs By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1960s Carved oak, with burl wood drawer front and original br...
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Mid-20th Century American William and Mary Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Modern Black Desk Credenza by Jacques Garcia Baker Rachmaninov
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in North York, ON
Modern black desk credenza by Jacques Garcia Baker Rachmaninov. Featuring unique modern styling, finished in a black hand polished look. Complemented with sleek brass handles and met...
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2010s American Modern Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Rare Hand-Painted Lacquered Console/Desk by Allesandro for Baker, circa 1980
By Baker Furniture Company, Allesandro for Baker Furniture
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent console is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and completely installation ready. A ...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Hardwood, Leather

Pierre Paulin Bird's-Eye Maple and Walnut Parquetry Writing Table
By Baker Furniture Company, Pierre Paulin
Located in Chicago, IL
Exceedingly rare Pierre Paulin reception desk or writing table for Baker. Bird's-eye maple veneers inlaid with dark walnut in the signature motif for the Paulin collection. Very well...
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1980s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Birdseye Maple, Walnut

Barbara Barry for Baker Mahogany Writing Desk or Console, Newly Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company, Barbara Barry
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous contemporary mahogany console sofa table or writing desk By Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture USA, circa 1990s Measures: 32" W x 20" D x 25" H. Newly refinishe...
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1990s American Modern Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Baker Furniture Louis XVI French Executive Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Morgan, UT
Baker Furniture French Louis XVI style executive desk Baker Furniture, USA, 1980s Measures: 72.88 Wide x 35 Deep x 30.18 High. Louis XVI style walnut and cherry executive de...
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1980s American Louis XVI Vintage Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Rare 1980s Mid Century Art Deco Executive Table Desk by Pierre Paulin for Baker
By Baker Furniture Company, Pierre Paulin
Located in Lafayette, IN
Rare Art Deco executive desk designed in 1984 by Pierre Paulin for Baker Furniture. Desk features bird's-eye maple with walnut inlays, chocolate-brown, leather-top writing surface an...
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1980s American Art Deco Vintage Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Maple, Walnut

Baker Furniture Milling Road Black Lacquered Faux Bamboo Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Morgan, UT
Baker Furniture Milling road black lacquered faux bamboo desk. Baker Furniture "Milling Road" Collection, 1990s. Measures: 56 wide x 27.63 deep x 30.25 high. Black lacquered...
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1990s American Organic Modern Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Faux Bamboo

Asian Inspired Desk by Michael Taylor for Baker
By Baker Furniture Company, Michael Taylor
Located in Atlanta, GA
Asian inspired desk by Michael Taylor for Baker, American, circa 1960s. This piece is currently being refinished and can be completed in your choice of color. The price noted below i...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Baker Furniture Queen Anne Secretary Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Delray Beach, FL
1980s Queen Anne slant front secretary desk. This is a quality Baker Furniture piece, made with exceptional craftsmanship. Keys are included but unsure if they are the original key...
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Mid-20th Century American American Colonial Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Baker Furniture Georgian Burled Walnut Executive Credenza Desk, Newly Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A stately Georgian or Chippendale style executive credenza desk By Baker Furniture USA, 1950s Walnut case, with gorgeous burled walnut drawer fronts and original brass pulls...
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1950s American Georgian Vintage Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Baker Furniture French Provincial Louis XV Walnut Writing Desk, Newly Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional French Provincial Louis XV style writing desk By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1960s Gorgeous book-matched figured walnut, with original brass hardware and mount...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XV Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Baker Furniture Georgian Walnut Leather Top Executive Desk, 1950s
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A stately Georgian or Chippendale style executive desk By Baker Furniture USA, 1950s Gorgeous burled walnut, with original brass pulls and inlaid embossed leather top. M...
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1950s American Georgian Vintage Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Pierre Paulin for Baker Bird's-Eye Maple and Leather Top Geometric Desk, 1984
By Baker Furniture Company, Pierre Paulin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This rare desk by Pierre Paulin for 'The Paulin Collection' by Baker features incredible angular lines of Bird's-Eye Maple and inset leather. With a slightly art deco influence and a...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Birdseye Maple

Baker Furniture Regency Burl Wood Writing Desk, Newly Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Regency style writing desk By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1980s Burled walnut, with original brass hardware and accents. Measures: 48.25" W x 26.25" D x 29....
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Late 20th Century American Regency Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Baker Bleached Walnut Lucite & Brass Pulls 4 Drawer Low Profile Desk Console
By Tommi Parzinger, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Baker Bleached Walnut Lucite & Brass Pulls 4 drawer low profile desk console writing table. Solid oak drawer design. Completely restored.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Baker Furniture Georgian Walnut Leather Top Executive Desk, Newly Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A stately Georgian or Chippendale style executive desk with inlaid leather top By Baker Furniture USA, 1950s Gorgeous figured walnut, with original brass pulls and inlaid em...
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1950s American Georgian Vintage Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Walnut

Baker Furniture White Lacquered Small Writing Desk or Entry Table, Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional small writing desk or entry table By Baker Furniture Milling Road "West Indies" Collection USA, 1990s White lacquer over solid carved mahogany. Measures: 3...
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1990s American British Colonial Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany, Lacquer

Campaign Style Leather Top Desk by Baker
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Palm Beach, FL
With a perfect blend of modern and traditional this mahogany nine drawer desk has three tooled brown leather panels on top, a two toned case with ebonized trim, brass campaign hardwa...
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20th Century American Campaign Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Baker Furniture Lyre Motife Birdseye Maple Drop-Leaf Writing Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Startlingly beautiful bird’s-eye maple drop-leaf writing desk having gorgeous satinwood and ebony inlay and elegant detailed lyre motife legs. with leaves open 64.5 W.
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1980s American Regency Vintage Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Birdseye Maple

Baker Furniture French Provincial Carved Oak Leather Top Desk, circa 1960s
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional French Provincial style desk. By Baker Furniture, "Milling Road" Collection. USA, Circa 1960s Carved oak, with inset embossed green leather top, and original ...
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Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Collector’s Edition Carlton House Writing Desk by Baker Furniture
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Dallas, TX
This magnificent 1765 Carlton Desk from the Collector's Edition by Baker Furniture draws inspiration from classic 18th century European designs. Demi-lune form desk crafted in rare E...
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Mid-20th Century American Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Baker French Provincial Cherry Marquetry Inlay Console Table Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Baker French Provincial Cherry Marquetry Inlay Console Table Desk. Item features shapely saber legs, marquetry inlaid top, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, finished bac...
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Mid-20th Century French Provincial Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry

Baker Furniture French Provincial Louis XV Walnut and Burl Wood Writing Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional French Provincial Louis XV style writing desk By Baker Furniture "Milling Road" Collection USA, Circa 1960s Carved walnut, with burl wood top and original bra...
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Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

French Louis XV Baker Furniture Louis XV Secretary Desk Collector's Edition
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a rare item from Baker furniture. It's a French Louis XV style secretary desk in walnut with a mesh grill set for the doors. The desk measures 89 tall x 47 wide x 21 deep. Th...
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1990s American Louis XV Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Baker Country French Black Lacquer Gold Trim Leather Desk Console
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Black lacquer embossed green lather top French Provincial writing table or desk with three drawers by Baker. Stunning looking piece.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Hardwood

Pierre Paulin Bird's-Eye Maple and Walnut Inlay Executive Desk
By Baker Furniture Company, Pierre Paulin
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare Pierre Paulin executive desk for Baker. Bird's-eye maple veneers inlaid with dark walnut in the signature motif for the Paulin Collection. Drawers are fitted to give a floating ...
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1980s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Birdseye Maple, Walnut

Baker Furniture French Provincial Louis XV Cherry Wood Writing Desk, Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Provincial Louis XV style writing desk By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1960s Cherry wood, with original brass hardware. Middle drawer locks, and key is inclu...
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Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

William Kent Baker Furniture Stately Homes Partners Desk
By William Kent, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Countryside, IL
William Kent Baker Furniture Stately Homes partners desk This piece measures: 85 wide x 42 deep x 31 inches high and is in Great Vintage Condition - it has a few scratches and the t...
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2010s American Modern Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Walnut Desk by Baker, 1960s
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
Elegant slim proportioned walnut desk by Baker with nickel handles, stamped interior of drawer with makers mark Far right hand drawer has angled dividers, all three drawers run smoot...
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1960s American Vintage Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Ebonized Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat by Baker Furniture
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Danville, CA
Handsome writing desk in black lacquer by Baker/Milling Road. Features brass hardware and cup casters and the center drawer is both locked and pulls open with the key. The writing su...
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1960s American Louis XVI Vintage Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Baker Furniture Mid-Century Hollywood Regency Campaign Walnut Leather Top Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Campaign style executive writing desk By Baker Furniture, "Milling Road" Collection USA, Circa 1960s Book-matched walnut, wit...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Baker Furniture Company Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Baker Furniture Company desks and writing tables for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Baker Furniture Company desks and writing tables are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Baker Furniture Company desks and writing tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 24 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there is also a modern edition to choose from. Many of the original Baker Furniture Company desks and writing tables were created in the Modern style in the United States during the 20th century. Many customers also consider desks and writing tables by Herman Miller, George Nelson and Dunbar if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Baker Furniture Company writing tables and desks can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,500 and tops out at $32,495, while pieces like these can sell for $3,999 on average..

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