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Glenn of California Dressers

Credited for being at the forefront of the West Coast modernist design movement, Glenn of California introduced a relaxed, breezy and elegant style to postwar America. The company was based in Arcadia, California, a city situated near Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. It specialized in the production of easily accessible and reasonably affordable furnishings that included credenzas, chairs, cabinets, tables and more.

However, it wasn’t until Glenn of California hired the prolific American furniture designer Milo Baughman that the company made a name for itself in the annals of American mid-century modern design. Baughman prioritized function — he worked with simple forms and often used sleek, flat-bar chromed metal and natural materials such as walnut in his pieces.

Glenn of California marketed Baughman’s designs along with those of unsung Swedish architect and designer Greta Magnusson-Grossman in their successful California Modern collection. The first woman to receive an award from the Swedish Society of Industrial Design, Grossman drew on her Scandinavian heritage to create iconic homes as well as furnishings for Glenn and other companies that helped define mid-century-era Southern California. The furniture she and Baughman designed became known for its laid-back Los Angeles style and thoughtful integration of walnut, iron and Formica.

In addition to employing the talents of Baughman and Magnusson-Grossman, Glenn of California collaborated with several other notable and influential designers. These included Stanley Young, Kipp Stewart, John Kapel and Paul Laszlo. Laszlo, an American-Hungarian architect, interior designer and furniture designer, was well-regarded among Hollywood’s elite and designed pieces for Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck and Elizabeth Taylor.

While the company is no longer in business, vintage Glenn of California furniture remains highly sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts.

Discover a range of vintage Glenn of California dressers, dining tables, chairs and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Glenn of California
Expertly Restored - California Modern Dresser by Greta Grossman for Glenn of CA
By Glenn of California, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
________________________________________ Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precis...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Brass

Expertly Restored - California Modern 6-Drawer Walnut Dresser by Stanley Young
By Glenn of California, Stanley Young
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precision. With over 17 years of artisanal exper...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Steel

Milo Buaghman Sculpted Walnut Dresser for Glenn of California
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precision. With over 17 years of artisanal exper...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Walnut

Large Walnut Dresser by John Kapel for Glenn of California
By John Kapel, Glenn of California
Located in East Hampton, NY
This is an excellent long version of John Kapel's iconic dresser by Glenn of California in walnut and black trim. Eight ample drawers and the drawers slide easily.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Walnut

Mid Century Lowboy Dresser by Greta M. Grossman for Glenn of California, c1950s
By Glenn of California, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Discover the epitome of mid-century modern elegance with this stunning vintage mahogany dresser, a timeless piece designed by the renowned Gr...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Metal

Glenn of California Dresser by Richard Thompson
By Richard Thompson, Glenn of California
Located in San Diego, CA
This incredible 6 drawer dresser was designed by Richard Thompson for Glenn of California circa 1950s. It has a sleek walnut wood case with integrated legs and retractable inlaid ros...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glenn of California Dressers

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Rosewood, Walnut

Glenn of California Gentleman's Dresser by Richard Thompson
By Glenn of California, Richard Thompson
Located in San Diego, CA
Glenn of California dresser or gentleman's chest designed by Richard Thompson. The case is made of walnut and has retractable inlaid rosewood pulls. The walnut is a golden warm color...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Glenn of California Dressers

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Rosewood, Walnut

Sculpted Armoire Cabinet by John Kapel for Glenn of California, 1960s, Signed
By John Kapel, Glenn of California
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beautiful Mid-Century Modern walnut armoire cabinet was designed by John Kapel for Glenn of California. Designed and produced in the 1960s, this example is signed with a Glenn of California medallion in one drawer. This beautiful bedroom wardrobe cabinet features nicely grained walnut contrasted with black trim and plinth base, signature softly sculpted handles, which open to reveal a hinged mirror with additional hidden storage behind, several cubby spaces for storage and three pull out drawers. Glenn of California was at the forefront of a new West Coast modernist design movement from the late 1940s through the 1960s. Other notable designers who designed for Glenn of California include Greta Magnusson-Grossman, Milo Baughman, Paul Laszlo, Stanley Young, and Kipp Stewart. Consider using this classic Mid-Century Modern armoire cabinet by John Kappel...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Walnut

California Modern Walnut Dresser with Tulip Style Pulls by Milo Baughman
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Transforming a piece of Mid-Century Modern furniture is like bringing history back to life, and we take this journey with passion and precision. With over 17 years of artisanal exper...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Steel

Vintage Walnut Glenn of California Dresser Chest of Drawers by Kipp Stewart
By Kipp Stewart, Glenn of California
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid century modern chest of drawers in walnut designed by Kipp Stewart for Glenn of California, circa 1950's. Features sculptural inset handles providing...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Aluminum

Mid Century Walnut Dresser by Greta Grossman
By Glenn of California, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful Mid Century Walnut Dresser by Greta Grossman for Glenn of California. Classic mid-century modern design featuring warm, rich walnut wood grain, with Grossman's signature ro...
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1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Walnut

Stanley Young Glenn of California Mid Century Walnut Lowboy Dresser
By Glenn of California, Stanley Young
Located in Countryside, IL
Stanley Young Glenn of California Mid Century Walnut Lowboy Dresser This lowboy measures: 64.75 wide x 18 deep x 32.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we cal...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Walnut

Vintage Walnut and Lacquered Dresser by Stanley Young for Glenn of California
By Glenn of California, Stanley Young
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Fabulous vintage walnut and lacquered Dresser by Stanley Young for Glenn of California in the United States, circa 1950s. This dresser has a minimalist but highly functional design, ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Aluminum

Glenn of California Walnut and Lacquered Dresser by Milo Baughman
By Milo Baughman, Glenn of California
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful vintage two-tone dresser designed by the iconic designer Milo Baughman for Glenn of California in the United States, circa 1950s. This dresser has a minimalist design that ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Stainless Steel

Greta Grossman for Glenn of California Midcentury Walnut 3 Drawer Chest, Pair
By Glenn of California, Greta Magnusson Grossman
Located in Countryside, IL
Greta Grossman for Glenn of California midcentury walnut 3 drawer chest - pair Each chest measures: 32.75 wide x 18 deep x 32.75 i...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Brass

Robert Baron for Glenn of California Midcentury Walnut Lowboy Dresser
By Robert Baron, Glenn of California
Located in Countryside, IL
Robert Baron for Glenn of California midcentury walnut lowboy dresser. This lowboy measures: 78 wide x 18 deep x 30.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Dresser by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall
By Kipp Stewart & Stewart MacDougall, Glenn of California
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-century modern dresser designed by Kipp Stewart and Stewart MacDougall for Glenn of California in the United States circa 1950s. Newly refinished by our expert craftsmen, this sp...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Walnut

Walnut Three-Drawer Dresser by John Kapel for Glenn of California
By John Kapel, Glenn of California
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a professionally restored 3-drawer cabinet designed by John Kapel for Glenn of California.       
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1960s American Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Walnut

Midcentury John Kapel for Glenn of California Long Dresser Credenza
By John Kapel, John Stuart, Glenn of California
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Stunning very clean midcentury John Kapel for Glenn of California long walnut and black lacquer dresser credenza. Very clean all original dresser credenza with all drawer dividers. b...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Walnut, Lacquer

Mid Century Stanley Young Dresser for Glenn of California
By Glenn of California, Stanley Young
Located in San Diego, CA
We are so excited to present this high-quality dresser designed by Stanley Young for Glenn of California in the United States circa 1950’s. Like many of Young’s creations, this excep...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Glenn of California Dressers

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Walnut

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Glenn Of California dressers for sale on 1stDibs.

Glenn of California 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 Glenn of California dressers, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original dressers by Glenn of California 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 Calvin, Harvey Probber, and Broyhill Brasilia. Prices for Glenn of California dressers can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,650 and can go as high as $8,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,500.
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  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    A California watch dial is a clock face featuring half Roman numerals (generally for 10 o’clock to 2 o’clock) and half Arabic numerals (generally for 4 o’clock to 8 o’clock). A dash might replace the hours of 3, 6, and 9 — instead of the comparatively unexciting numerical representation — and an inverted triangle might be used to represent the hour of 12. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique, modern and contemporary watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The California dial likely originated in the 1930s because Californians loved mixing Roman and Arabic numbers. However, the style grew in popularity in the 1970s when refinisher Kirk Rich was tasked with creating California dial watch faces. You’ll find a range of California dial watches on 1stDibs.

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