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Century Furniture Dressers

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
A Pair of 1970s Milo Baughman Style Burl Wood Nightstands by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Elkton, MD
Each nightstand features a practical layout with a spacious compartment behind doors and a convenient top drawer, all accentuated with beautiful brass pulls.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Dressers

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Brass

Newly Refinished - Mid-Century Modern Ebonized 12-Drawer Dresser
By Century Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
With over 15 years of experience, our workshop has followed a careful process of restoration, showcasing our passion and creativity for vintage designs that can seamlessly be incorpo...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Dressers

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Wood

1970s Milo Baughman Style Burl Wood Brass Accent Dresser by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Elkton, MD
A Century Furniture dresser crafted from burl wood and mahogany with brass handles, featuring 12 spacious interior drawers.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Dressers

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Brass

Art Deco Twelve Drawer Dresser by Century
By Century Furniture
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Art deco style dresser by Century Furniture features brass hardware and heavy, solid construction. Good vintage condition with marks to finish, see ...
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Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency Century Furniture Dressers

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Brass

Century Furniture Chinese Chippendale Mid Century Modern Large Dresser Cabinet
By Century Furniture
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant and coveted signed Century Furniture Chinese Chippendale large dresser/cabinet with all original brass pulls. Note we have the match...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Dressers

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Brass

1986 Raymond K Sabota for Century Furniture Chin Hua Double Dresser
By Raymond Sabota, Century Furniture
Located in Waxahachie, TX
Raymond K Sabota Chin Hua double dresser by Century Furniture. Classic two tone black lacquer and Burlwood with gorgeous Chin Hua brass hardware. On legs. 7 drawers. DOB April 1986 One owner Will come with copies of original 1986 Century Furniture catalog and receipts. Also have the queen bedroom...
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1980s American Chinoiserie Vintage Century Furniture Dressers

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Brass

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 Dressers

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Brass

Century Furniture Italian Neoclassical Maple and Parcel Gilt Dresser Chest
By Century Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Italian Neoclassical or Empire style four-drawer dresser or chest of drawers By Century Furniture USA, Late 20th Century Beautiful carved maple, with parcel-gilt detail...
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Late 20th Century American Neoclassical Century Furniture Dressers

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Brass

Pair Burl Wood Black Lacquer Solid Brass Drop Pull 2 Drawer Night Stands MINT!
By Heritage-Henredon, Century Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair Burl Wood Black Lacquer Solid Brass Drop Pull 2 Drawer Night Stands MINT!.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Century Furniture Dressers

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Brass

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. E...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Century Furniture Dressers

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Brass

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 Dressers

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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 Dressers

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Brass

Jay Spectre 7 Drawer Oak Dresser by Century
By Jay Spectre, Century Furniture
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 Dressers

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Chrome

CENTURY FURNITURE Grand Rapids Chippendale Inlaid Walnut Five-Drawer Chest
By Century Furniture
Located in Charlotte, NC
A stunning chest of drawers by Century Furniture, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Walnut with inlaid details on top, sides & drawer fronts, brass hardware, and ogee bracket feet. Fea...
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Mid-20th Century North American Chippendale Century Furniture Dressers

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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,...
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Late 20th Century American Chippendale Century Furniture Dressers

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Brass

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1957, Stickley Furniture Chippendale Solid Cherry 8-Drawer Double Dresser
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Located in Germantown, MD
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H 32.75 in W 32 in D 19 in
United Furniture Mid-Century Modern Tall Dresser
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Fulton, CA
A walnut tall drawer low (highboy) dresser by United Furniture Company, circa. 1950. Fine craftsmanship with solid oak interior woods and dovetail construction. Dust panels between drawers and center drawer glide...
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Vintage Art Deco 12-Drawer Dresser by Century Furniture Co
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Pair Serpentine Fronted Chippendale Bachelors Chests Nightstands
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CENTURY Chin Hua by Raymond Sobota Asian Chinoiserie Triple Dresser
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Collectible Century Furniture Carved Mahogany Smithsonian Collection Highboy
By Century Furniture
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
For customers that require professional insured delivery we are proud to have teamed up with a nationwide professional delivery company that will assist with coordinating your delivery needs! They offer a reasonable flat-rate fee for delivery and set up to the ground floor of your home. They deliver to the vast majority of the lower 48 states. They offer a flat rate for most of our items with exclusions for the largest or most complex items such as breakfronts or crystal chandeliers or other items of greater complexity. For those items please ask for a shipping quote prior to purchase as these rates are different from our stated pricing. For those items please ask for a shipping quote prior to purchase. Most deliveries to the East Coast will be 295.00, to the mid-west and Southern mid-west 395.00. To the areas west of Kansas 495.00 and the farthest points to the West coast will be 595.00. Again, some areas we can't cover, however we can deliver to most of the lower 48 states so please inquire to be sure! Delivery times range from as fast as 1-4 weeks for the east coast to 5-9 weeks to the farthest areas of the west coast, sometimes longer and sometimes even shorter. If it is a time sensitive purchase, we may be able to accommodate you for a higher price. It is our goal to please each and every one of our customers with the highest standard of service possible. You must realize and accept that we are shipping antique, vintage and quality used furnishings to your home. We cannot control traffic, weather, and acts of God. There will be times when additional patience will be necessary. This is the second one of this collection ever made. The Chippendale highboy...
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1990s American Chippendale Century Furniture Dressers

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Century Furniture Biedermeier Burl Wood and Parcel Ebonized Chest of Drawers
By Century Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Biedermeier or neoclassical style dresser or chest of drawers By century Furniture USA, late 20th century Oak, with beautiful...
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Century Furn, American Life Collection Henry Ford Museum Cherry 4 Drawer Chest
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Located in Philadelphia, PA
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CENTURY Golden Mahogany Oversized Transitional Serpentine Dressing Chest - A
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Located in Charlotte, NC
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CENTURY Golden Mahogany Oversized Transitional Serpentine Dressing Chest - B
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Located in Charlotte, NC
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Vintage Coastal Century Carved Bamboo Dresser
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Located in west palm beach, FL
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Century Furniture dressers for sale on 1stDibs.

Century Furniture dressers 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 Century Furniture dressers, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original dressers by Century Furniture 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 dressers by Young Manufacturing Company, Conant Ball, and Bassett Furniture. Prices for Century Furniture dressers can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $995 and can go as high as $6,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,295.
Questions About Century Furniture Dressers
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid-century furniture is furniture created within the period of 1933 to 1965 but most would argue that the style began to emerge in the postwar years. This style of furniture is known for its sleek lines and organic shapes. The creators most frequently associated with mid-century modern furniture believed that good design meant good living. Mid-century modern is today by far the largest category of furnishings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Century Furniture still exists. The brand operates from its corporate headquarters located in Hickory, North Carolina. The company was founded in 1947, and RHF Investments, Inc., acquired the company in 2013. You'll find a range of Century Furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A variety of furniture was used during the 16th century. Items commonly found in homes include high-backed armchairs, chests, stools, benches and cupboards. Most European artisans active during the time period produced pieces out of oak wood. Find a large collection of antique furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 22, 2019

    Mid-century modernism first appeared in 1945 and merged a minimalist aesthetic with practicality. Mid-century modern furniture is distinguishable by its lack of decoration or extravagance and its use of clean lines, organic curves and variety of natural materials.

    1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Mid century modern furniture refers to pieces designed during the middle of the 20th century — specifically 1930s through the mid-1960s. This period represents a design and architecture movement characterized by simple shapes, clean lines, and organic materials. Some of the most famous mid century modern designers include Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Isamu Noguchi and Eero Saarinen.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    To tell if furniture is mid-century modern, examine the piece, looking for labels and markings that indicate who produced it. Then, consult trusted online resources to determine when the maker was active and what styles of furniture they made. Iconic mid-century modern furniture designers include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi. A knowledgeable dealer or certified appraiser can help you determine if a particular piece is genuine mid-century modern or a reproduction. Shop a range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Mid-century modern furniture combines sleek lines with organic shapes.

  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    Mid-century modern furniture is so popular largely because its characteristics align well with the trends and tastes that are dominant today. Many people love its simple look defined by clean lines, and the use of natural materials also adds to its popularity. In addition, designers created mid-century modern furniture to be as functional as it is visually appealing, making pieces executed in the style simple, convenient and comfortable to use. Find a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    There is not a single year that is mid-century modern. The style emerged during the 1940s and 1950s and remained dominant through the 1960s and into the early 1970s. Some notable designers who contributed to the development of the mid-century modern style include Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Milo Baughman, Florence Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Isamu Noguchi and George Nelson. Shop a wide range of mid-century modern furniture on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Some of the most famous mid-century modern furniture designers were Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Paul Evans, Poul Kjærholm, Florence Knoll, George Nakashima, Giò Ponti, Hans Wegner, Charlotte Perriand, Sergio Rodrigues and Eero Saarinen.

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