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Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

Known for its durable vintage display cabinets, nightstands and dressers made of cherry, oak, walnut and more, Century Furniture of Hickory, North Carolina, began as an upholstered goods company in 1947 but added case goods and sophisticated mahogany dining-room furnishings shortly thereafter.

Launched by Harley Ferguson Shuford Sr., a Hickory native who was born to a family of textile mill owners, Century Furniture was intended to be “the best furniture company in the world.” With respect to speed and efficiency, the brand found its footing midway through production on a government contract that Shuford had secured in the early days to manufacture thousands of five-drawer chests. The effort was significant, but it was also a teachable moment as far as Shuford and his team’s learning the ropes of running a factory.

After hiring designer Raymond K. Sobota in 1950 and introducing the enormously popular Citation Collection in 1954, Century established its reputation as a leader in stylishly designed high-quality furniture. Sobota had furniture in his blood — after graduating from Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he worked for his uncle Karl Schmidt, who was at the time a well-known furniture designer for Berkey and Gay and other makers in the Grand Rapids area, then known as America’s furniture capital. Sobota soon launched his own studio, designing furniture as a freelancer for various local manufacturers. Shuford found him by happenstance, journeying to Michigan’s second-largest city to offer a job to another designer who turned him down but recommended Sobota instead.

Century’s Citation line — a sizable collection for the brand that spanned furnishings for the bedroom, dining room and more — is revered in the world of vintage mid-century modern furniture collectors. The pieces sold very well during the 1950s, and the line is an oft-cited success story for Sobota, who would go on to win awards for his work and whose own catalogue of designs for the brand is massive.

In his 40-year career at Century, until he retired in 1995, he designed well over 100 furniture lines. Sobota’s nightstands, cabinets, side tables and more are characterized by his interest in Asian design, distinctly and brilliantly expressed in his Hollywood Regency–style Chin Hua line, which debuted during the 1970s. With its geometrically decorative brass drawer pulls and door handles as well as dining-chair seat-back carvings — all inspired by Asian motifs — this collection has rendered vintage pieces that saw Century’s craftsmen working with alluring ebonized walnut and more, some of the company’s most sought-after work today.

Also in the 1970s as well as in the 1980s, Manhattan interior designer Jay Spectre introduced an Art Deco–informed spirit at Century Furniture, creating oversize, inviting lounge chairs and bentwood benches that featured plush tufted leather cushions. Spectre’s Eclipse collection was at one point among the largest-selling lines for the brand.

Century licensed collections with celebrity interior designers such as Thomas O’Brien, Charlotte Moss and Bunny Williams among others. In 2013, when Alex Shuford III was named president of Century Furniture, the move marked the succession of the third generation to lead this company, which is today one of the world’s largest privately held manufacturers of high-end furniture.

Find Century Furniture lounge chairs and dining chairs as well as vintage mid-century modern credenzas, dressers and more on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Century Furniture
Century Furniture Bombay Form White Lacquered Triple Dresser, Newly Refinished
By Century Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Italian style bombay form triple dresser or credenza By Century Furniture USA, late 20th century White lacquered mahogany, with original brass hardware. Measur...
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Late 20th Century American French Provincial Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Century Chinoiserie Chin Hua Dbl Display China Cabinet Bookcase Raymond Sobota
By Raymond K. Sobota, Century Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Stunning vintage chinoiserie Chin Hua double display, China cabinet, or bookcase by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture. Comprised of white ash burlwood with ebonized maple accen...
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Late 20th Century American Chinoiserie Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Hollywood Regency Asian Modern Motif Tallboy Chest by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage 1960s black painted wardrobe chest of drawers by Century Furniture with solid brass hardware and central oriental motif brass medallion. Two large double doors above a single...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

Raymond Sobota for Century Hollywood Regency Burl Wood Credenza, Refinished
By Raymond K. Sobota, Century Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture, "Chin Hua" Collection USA, circa 197...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Century Furniture Chin Hua by Raymond Sobota Chinoiserie Dresser
By Raymond K. Sobota, Century Furniture
Located in Morgan, UT
Century Furniture Chin Hua by Raymond Sobota seven drawer dresser Century Furniture, USA, 1970s 62 Wide x 18.5 Deep x 31.38 High. Burl wood design with black lacquer trim an...
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1970s American Chinoiserie Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Burl

'80s Jay Spectre Century Furniture Cerused Oak Dresser
By Century Furniture, Jay Spectre
Located in Miami, FL
'80s Jay Spectre Century Furniture cerused oak dresser Offered for sale is a vintage 1980s cerused oak dresser by Jay Spectre for Century Furniture. The dresser has raised banding...
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Late 20th Century Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Aluminum

Chin Hua Dresser Credenza by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Pasadena, TX
Century Chin Hua Dresser Credenza Sideboard buffet or dresser manufactured by Century Furniture as part of the Chin Hua collection from the 1970s. Ebonized with beautiful brass pul...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Chin Hua Display Cabinet by Raymond Sobota for Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Pasadena, TX
Chin Hua display cabinet by Raymond Sobota for Century Furniture Raymond K. Sobota started designing for Century Furniture in 1952, and was with the company for forty years. ...
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Late 20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Burl

Century Furniture MCM Brass and Burlwood Armoire Gentlemans Chest
By Century Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Century Furniture mid century brass and burlwood armoire gentlemans chest The armoire measures: 24 wide x 18 deep x 82 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Asian Chinoiserie Heavy Credenza by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Heavy credenza by Century Furniture features Asian style hardware and Ming Feet. Has been painted by previous owner. Good condition with imperfections consistent with age. May exhibi...
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1980s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Century Furniture Chippendale Style Mahogany Paw Foot Sideboard Buffet Console
By Century Furniture
Located in Dayton, OH
Century Furniture Chippendale sideboard. Features a rectangular form with breakfront over 3 drawers and 6 swooping cabriole legs leading to paw feet. Includes a brushed gilt finish, ...
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Late 20th Century Chippendale Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Vintage MCM Century Black Lacquered Pagoda Credenza
By Century Furniture
Located in west palm beach, FL
Incredible vintage century credenza. Chic black lacquer with heavy brass ming hardware. Pagoda wing details. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Mid-20th Century North American Ming Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

CENTURY Oak French Country Style Bombe Bachelor Chest
By Century Furniture
Located in Charlotte, NC
A French Country style bombe bachelor chest, by Century Furniture. Solid oak, brass hardware, bombe style, carved apron and feet. Features three drawers of dovetail construction with...
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Late 20th Century American Country Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

1970s Art Deco Burlwood Bar Cabinet by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Saint Paul, MN
A stunning Art Deco style maple burlwood dry bar cabinet designed by Raymond Sabota for Century Furniture as a part of the Chin Hua collection circa 1970s. The burl front shines agai...
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1970s American Chinoiserie Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Burl

Vintage Art Deco 12-Drawer Dresser by Century Furniture Co
By Century Furniture
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Vintage 12-drawer dresser by Century Furniture Company features art deco style detailing and brass hardware. Heavy, solid construction. Good vintage condition with abrasions and scuf...
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1980s American Art Deco Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Century Furniture French Provincial Walnut Sideboard Credenza or Bar Cabinet
By Century Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional French Provincial tall sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Century Furniture USA, late 20th century Carved walnut, with brass hardware. Measures: 76.5" ...
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Late 20th Century American French Provincial Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

CENTURY FURNITURE Grand Rapids Chippendale Inlaid Walnut Two over Three Chest
By Century Furniture
Located in Charlotte, NC
Stunning chest by Century Furniture of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Walnut with inlaid details on top, sides and drawer fronts. Brass hardware and ogee bracket feet. Made circa 1940'...
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Mid-20th Century North American Chippendale Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Century Furniture Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Red Lacquered Commode, 1970s
By Century Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie commode or chest of drawers By Century Furniture USA, Circa 1970s Red lacquered wood, with original Asian-inspire...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Raymond Sobota for Century Hollywood Regency Bleached Walnut Sideboard
By Raymond K. Sobota, Century Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous mid-century modern Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture USA, circa 1970s Bleached walnut, ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Vintage Asian Flip Top Dry Bar Sideboard Server by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Vintage Asian Flip Top Dry Bar Sideboard Server by CENTURY FURNITURE Approximate Measurements in Inc...
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1970s Chinese Chippendale Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Century Chin Hua by Raymond Sobota Asian China Display Cabinet, circa 1980s
By Century Furniture
Located in Savannah, GA
Century Chin Hu.a by Raymond Sobota Asian China Display cabinet, Circa 1980s.
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Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Burl

Burl Wood Black Ebonized Border 9 Drawers Long Dresser Credenza Brass Pulls Mint
By Century Furniture, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Burl Wood Black Ebonized Border 9 drawers long dresser credenza brass pulls mint.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Century Furniture French Bombe Style Mahogany Triple Dresser with Trifold Mirror
By Century Furniture
Located in Germantown, MD
High quality American made mahogany triple bombe dresser with trifold mirror. Good vintage condition. Dovetailed drawers perfectly functional. Measures 73 inches in width, 20.5 inche...
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Late 20th Century American Baroque Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Jay Spectre 7 Drawer Oak Dresser by Century
By Century Furniture, Jay Spectre
Located in Highland, IN
Designed by Jay Spectre for Century, this dramatic 7-drawer dresser from his "Eclipse" collection is a post-modern take on Deco / Moderne design. Crafted of oak with a black lacquer ...
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1980s American Post-Modern Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Chrome

Black Lacquer Brass Hardware 5 Drawers Oriental Long Credenza Console Table Mint
By Century Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Black lacquer brass hardware 5 drawers oriental long credenza console table mint.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Jay Spectre for Century Furniture Tall Cabinet
By Century Furniture, Jay Spectre
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Jay Spectre oak cabinet with three lower drawers, upper cabinet doors and a shelf behind the doors.
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1980s American Modern Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Stainless Steel

Century Furniture French Country Oak Bedside Chests of Drawers Nighstands, Pair
By Century Furniture
Located in Germantown, MD
A stunning pair of solid red oak French style bedside chest of drawers/ Nightstands in good vintage condition. They come with original heavyweight brass drop pulls on the all dovetai...
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Late 20th Century American French Provincial Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Vintage Coastal Century Carved Bamboo Dresser
By Century Furniture
Located in west palm beach, FL
Fantastic vintage Coastal dresser. Made by the iconic Century furniture company. Beautiful carved bamboo detail and chic bamboo drawer pulls. Marked on the inside. Acquired from a Pa...
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Late 20th Century North American Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bamboo

Century Furniture Walnut Buffet Credenza
By Century Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Century Furniture Walnut Buffet Credenza This credenza measures: 73 wide x 23 deep x 42 inches high This credenza is in Great Vintage Condition with some scratching on top, min...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

CENTURY Golden Mahogany Oversized Transitional Serpentine Dressing Chest - B
By Century Furniture
Located in Charlotte, NC
A monumentally sized, Transitional style, dressing chest by Century Furniture. Mahogany with a golden finish, brass hardware, columned sides, serpentine front and bun front feet. Fea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Other Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

CENTURY Mahogany Block Front Double Dresser - "The Henry Ford Museum" Collection
By Century Furniture
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Chippendale style block front double dresser by Century Furniture from their Henry Ford Museum Collection. Solid mahogany, eight dovetailed drawers with brass hardware and bracket ...
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Late 20th Century American Chippendale Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Century Furniture Chippendale White Lacquered Chest of Drawers, Newly Refinished
By Century Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Chippendale style three-drawer bachelor chest or dresser By Century Furniture, USA, circa 1980s White lacquered mahogany, with original brass hardware. Mea...
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Late 20th Century American Chippendale Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Chin Hua Buffet or Credenza by Raymond K. Sobota for Century Furniture
By Raymond K. Sobota, Century Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome Hollywood Regency chinoiserie buffet or credenza designed by Raymond K. Sobota for his Chin Hua Collection for Century Furniture. Comprised of dark ebonized ash with burl wo...
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Late 20th Century American Chinoiserie Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Burl

Century Chin Hua by Raymond Sobota Asian Server with Extension Wings, Circa 1970
By Century Furniture
Located in Savannah, GA
Century Chin Hua by Raymond Sobota Asian red server with extension wings, Circa 1970s.  
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Mid-20th Century American Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Lacquer

Gorgeous Restored Ten-Drawer Chest by Ray Sabota for Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent commode is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and completely installation ready. The...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Century Furniture White Lacquered Bombe Form Bedside Chests, Newly Refinished
By Century Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Italian Provincial style bombe chests or nightstands By Century Furniture USA, Late 20th Century White lacquered mahogany, with original brass hardwar...
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Late 20th Century American French Provincial Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Chippendale Secretary Desk by Century Furniture for British National Trust
By Century Furniture
Located in Pasadena, TX
A stunning large scale secretary desk created by Century Furniture for the British National Trust Foundation in the late 20th century. This was a special collection recreating key pi...
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1980s North American Chippendale Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Jay Spectre Cerused White Oak, Two-Drawer Commode
By Century Furniture, Jay Spectre
Located in Chicago, IL
Jay Spectre for Century Furniture, two-drawer commode in cerused white oak with brushed steel base and top banding. Could also be used as a flat screen T.V. stand or credenza.
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Late 20th Century American Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

Century Credenza, Light Wood Finish
By Century Furniture
Located in Stamford, CT
Light wood century furniture credenza, sideboard or buffet.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Burl Walnut Black Lacquer Solid Brass Drop Pulls Long Credenza Dresser
By Century Furniture, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Burl walnut black lacquer solid brass drop pulls long credenza dresser.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

CENTURY Burl Elm French Country Louis XV Style Sideboard / Credenza
By Century Furniture
Located in Charlotte, NC
An oversized sideboard / credenza in the French Country Louis XV style by Century Furniture. Elm & inlaid burl elm, brass hardware, breakfront shape, banded top, carved door fronts, ...
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Late 20th Century American Louis XV Century Furniture Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Century Furniture case pieces and storage cabinets for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs Century Furniture case pieces and storage cabinets 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 Century Furniture case pieces and storage cabinets, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 36 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Century Furniture's original case pieces and storage cabinets 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 case pieces and storage cabinets by Kent Coffey, Broyhill Brasilia and Merton Gershun. Prices for Century Furniture case pieces and storage cabinets can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$875 and tops out at US$14,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$2,848 on average.

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