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John Stuart Furniture

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, was once known as “Furniture City” for its local mass-production industry that flourished from the mid-19th century into the early 20th century, led by furniture manufacturers like John Stuart. Stuart’s eponymous company, which would build showrooms in New York and Philadelphia, designed and sold elegant reproductions of various furniture styles, including 18th-century French and English furniture as well as what we now call mid-century modern home furnishings built by European craftsmen in the entrepreneur’s Grand Rapids factory.

In 1845, a British cabinetmaker named George Widdicomb arrived in New York before moving to Grand Rapids. There he set up a small cabinet shop in 1857 with a dozen craftsmen, including his son John Widdicomb. The store quickly found success due to Widdicomb’s English training and the dearth of other quality furniture makers in the region. Toward the end of the 19th century, Grand Rapids had earned an international reputation as a leader of American furniture manufacturing, and while the Widdicomb family would navigate some difficulty after the Civil War, they emerged anew as Widdicomb Brothers and Richards, and then the Widdicomb Furniture Company. Widdicomb’s son started his own company in 1897, the John Widdicomb Company, and in 1929, the Grand Rapids–born John Stuart joined the company as a director.

Stuart, who had been in the furniture industry since 1913, was named president of John Widdicomb Company in the early 1940s and by then had formed John Stuart, Inc., with partner Herbert M. Rothschild. John Stuart, Inc.’s offerings included oak buffets and other dining-room furnishings crafted in the Tudor and Elizabethan styles, with cabinet doors and drawer fronts characterized by meticulously carved natural-world motifs and other decorative flourishes. Stuart also oversaw the design of reproductions of sophisticated walnut and mahogany Queen Anne side tables and dining chairs, with the latter marked by pronounced, vase-shaped curves in the back splats and cabriole legs. In 1952, the manufacturer and distributor’s founder sold the business, including the right to trade under his name, to the John Widdicomb Company.

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Creator: John Stuart
Midcentury Nesting Tables in Teak by Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard
By Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt, John Stuart
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Set of 3 Danish Scandinavian nesting tables by Peter Hvidt Orla Molgaard for France & Daverkosen. Beautiful solid teak wood construction showing very little to no use. Having a wonde...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Teak

Magnificent Pair John Stuart Faux Bamboo End/Side Table Chinoiserie
By John Stuart
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Magnificent pair of burl top Chinoiserie faux bamboo end tables. These tables are in wonderful vintage condition with only light signs of age. They measure 25" T x 32" W x 25.25" D.
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1970s American Chinoiserie Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut, Burl

Richard Thompson for Glenn of California Walnut Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By John Stuart, Richard Thompson, Glenn of California
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut extension dining table By Richard Thompson for Glenn of California Retailed by John Stuart USA, 1960s Measures: 67.25"W ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Mid-Century John Stuart Nightstands, Newly Refinished
By John Stuart
Located in Doylestown, PA
Fabulous pair of mid-century nightstands by John Stuart. The stands have been refinished in high gloss, vibrant Dynamo and a poly top coat for extra sheen and protection. They featu...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Mahogany, Oak

Pair of John Stuart Campeche Chairs
By John Stuart
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of Campeche styled chairs. Sculptural thought with brass finials. Original upholstery with new foam cushions. Minor ware on fabric.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Pair of John Stuart Neoclassical Nightstands End Tables
By John Stuart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern end tables by John Stuart. Dark walnut finish. Solid Brass Pulls. One drawer stands with shelves.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Arne Vodder Style John Stuart for Mount Airy MCM Walnut Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Mount Airy Furniture Company, John Stuart, Arne Vodder
Located in Countryside, IL
Arne Vodder Style John Stuart for Mount Airy mid-century walnut dining chairs - set of 6 Each armless chair measures: 19.5 wide x 20.5 deep x 31 high, with a seat height of 17 inc...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Handsome Set of Five John Stuart Walnut Dining Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By John Stuart
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome set of 5 John Stuart walnut dining chairs. This well crafted set consists of 2 arm chairs and 3 side chairs. The seat seats pads have newer faux black leather and look gre...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

John Stuart Twelve Drawer Dresser
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant twelve drawer dresser boasts iconic design by John Stuart in a rich natural walnut. Brass stretcher and unique drawer pulls add to the mid-century appeal of this America...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Danish Mid-Century Modern Large Two-Tone Dining Room Table with 2 Leaves
By Dunbar Furniture, John Stuart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Two-tone large 45" deep dining room table with two 24" leaves by John Stuart. Total maximum expending length is 114". Beautiful ebonized base and legs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Mahogany

Pair of Mid-Century John Stuart Velvet Arm Chairs
By John Stuart
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of mid-century modern lounge chairs by John Stuart newly upholstered in a cognac color velvet.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Sideboard
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paul Frankl for Johnson Brothers credenza featuring mahogany veneer, cork laminated doors and brass hardware. inside the left door holds 4 dovetail jointed drawers, right door contai...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Cork

Mid-Century Modern Window Bench by John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning vintage modern window bench features black tapered legs and two unique sculpted seats with lovely floral upholstery. This John Stuart bench makes stylish addition to any liv...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Wood

John Stuart for Mount Airy Janus Mid Century Walnut Credenza
By Mount Airy Furniture Company, John Stuart
Located in Countryside, IL
John Stuart for Mount Airy Janus Mid Century Walnut credenza This credenza measures: 52 wide x 19 deep x 32 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call resto...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Attributed Lacquered Desk
By Milo Baughman, John Stuart
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Milo Baughman attributed lacquered desk. Desk has been re-lacquered in the original white finish and polished. Would work well in a variety of interiors such as modern, mid centu...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Chrome

Pair of John Stuart Tufted and Steel Lounge Chairs
By John Stuart
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of John Stuart tufted upholstered chairs in cherry red velvet/velour in excellent condition on chrome metal frames. Glamorous.
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1970s Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Ottoman by John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant vintage modern foot stool features black lacquered legs. Unique walnut cross beams connect each leg adding sturdiness and style. The sleek black vinyl top is molded for comfo...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Faux Leather, Walnut, Lacquer

Vintage John Stuart Palm Beach Coral Lacquered Fretwork Console Table Glass Top
By John Stuart
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Such a beautiful faint coral, newly lacquered, console table. New glass top. Fretwork details on the legs, skirt, top and sides. This console table is full of beautiful details.
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Glass, Wood, Lacquer

Johnson for John Stuart Mid Century Modern Walnut High Chest Dresser Brass Pulls
By Johnson Furniture Co., John Stuart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice mid-century modern walnut dresser high chest by Johnson for John Stuart.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

1950s John Stuart Teak Wood Tall Dresser
By John Stuart
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1950s John Stuart teak wood seven drawer tall deesser with black metal pulls. The dresser drawers measure from 4”-6”H for lots of storage. The drawer interiors are solid oak ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Teak

Peter Hvidt Tambour Sideboard
By John Stuart, Peter Hvidt
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Danish modern tambour sideboard, designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for Søborg. Casepiece features a brass lock, carved handles, and signature finger-joint cabinet det...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Teak

Ole Wanscher for John Stuart Walnut Midcentury Lounge Chair Reupholstered
By Ole Wanscher, John Stuart
Located in New York, NY
Gorgeous rare midcentury lounge chair, by Ole Wanscher for John Stuart; labeled on bottom of backrest. Walnut wood, newly reupholstered in blush tweed. Model FD-109, structurally sou...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Foam, Beech, Fabric, Upholstery

John Stuart Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Highboy Dresser, Newly Refinished
By John Stuart
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern highboy dresser By John Stuart USA, Circa 1960s Black lacquered walnut, with brass base and hardware. Measures: 36" W x 18" D x 45.38" H...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

John Stuart Midcentury Credenza
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful vintage sliding door cabinet with brass trim and accents. Twelve total drawers make for a great bedroom dresser. (Please confirm item location, NY or NJ, with dealer).  
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Wood

John Stuart 1950s Danish Drop-Leaf Rolling Bar Server
By John Stuart
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $1,500....A John Stuart Danish import, this walnut server or bar has a white laminate top with drop leaf ends, a centre drawer and an inset glass stretcher shelf near th...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Laminate, Walnut

John Stuart French Regency White Lacquered Chests or Commodes, Newly Refinished
By John Stuart
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding pair of midcentury French Regency bachelor chests, commodes, or large bedside chests By John Stuart USA, circa 1940s White lacquered mahogany, with original b...
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Mid-20th Century American French Provincial John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Brass Chests by John Stuart, Pair
By John Stuart
Located in Kennesaw, GA
These are a great size with clean lines. This is a pair of midcentury modern walnut on brass based chests by John Stuart. They have three doors. They are marked. The only negative is...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

John Stuart Facade Mt. Airy Furniture Walnut Double Dresser, a Pair
By John Stuart
Located in Philadelphia, PA
John Stuart Facade Mt. Airy Furniture walnut Mid-Century Modern double dressers - a Pair. Listing includes (2) dressers, John Stuart "Facade", beautiful wood grain, original labels, ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

John Stuart White Lacquered Campaign Wood 2 Drawer Desk with X-Chrome Base
By John Stuart, West Michigan Furniture Co.
Located in North Miami, FL
This newly restored vintage John Stuart campaign 2 drawer desk and or writing desk is white lacquered over wood with chrome handles and 2 X-frame bases. It was manufactured by the We...
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1970s American Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Chrome

Mid-Century Milo Baughman for John Stuart Chrome Open Frame Bookcase
By John Stuart
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Milo Baughman for John Stuart chrome framed bookcase. Open design with adjustable shelves for versatility.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Chrome

John Stuart Tall Dresser with 11 Drawers
By John Stuart
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A sculpted dresser that completes any room, featuring 11 ebonized drawers studded with solid brass handles.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

John Stuart Midcentury Highboy Walnut Dresser
By Johnson Furniture Co., John Stuart
Located in Baltimore, MD
Absolutely stunning Mid-Century Modern Highboy dresser designed by John Stuart for Johnson Furniture Co. in the United States, circa 1960s. Pure style and sophistication, featuring t...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Mid Century John Stuart Nightstands, a Pair
By John Stuart, Johnson Furniture Company
Located in Doylestown, PA
Fabulous Mid Century nightstands by John Stuart for Johnson Furniture Company, 1960's. Crafted of rich walnut, the nightstands feature elegant oak banding on the tops. Each one has ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Neoclassical John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Good Quality Pair of John Stuart 1960's Cherrywood 2-Drawer bedside Chests
By John Stuart
Located in San Francisco, CA
each well constructed chest fitted with 2 drawers with inset reserves and brass pulls; raised on tapering supports; drawer interiors of solid oak; John Stuart furniture labels inside...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Cherry, Oak

Striking Restored Pair of Art Deco Cabinets by John Stuart, circa 1940
By John Stuart
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent commodes are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and completely installation ready. ...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Mahogany

John Stuart Table w/ Tile Inlay
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Long walnut coffee table by John Stuart with a delicate tile center. Opposing walnut grain gives an attractive look on the top with sculpted legs and runner. Please confirm location.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Mid-Century John Stuart Mirrored Vanity Desk with Bench
By John Stuart
Located in Forney, TX
A rare Mid-Century Modern painted white mirrored vanity desk and bench by legendary American luxury designer John Stuart. Circa 1950 The sensational John Stuart designed demilune ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Campaign Style Chest of Drawers by John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Dorchester, MA
This large, campaign-style chest of drawers was manufactured in the 1950s by John Stuart, a company known for their high-quality pieces that referenced earlier centuries. It comprise...
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1950s American Campaign Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

John Stuart Bedside Tables
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern nightstands in white with polished chrome hardware. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).     
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Chrome

Walnut Console Table by John Stuart, 1950s
By John Stuart
Located in Stamford, CT
A console table executed in walnut by John Stuart, circa 1950-1959. Completely restored, featuring two drawers and side doors that open up to reveal shelving. Other designers fro...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Magnificent Pair of Modern Commodes by John Stuart, circa 1940
By John Stuart
Located in Atlanta, GA
This majestic pair of commodes have undergone a meticulous complete restoration. The chests may be re-lacquered in another Ben Moore color in advance of shipment, if another color is...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

John Stuart for Mount Airy Janus Collection MCM Walnut Long Sideboard Credenza
By Mount Airy Furniture Company, John Stuart
Located in Countryside, IL
John Stuart for Mount Airy Janus Collection mid century walnut long sideboard Credenza This credenza measures: 72 wide x 19 deep x 32 inches wide ?All pieces of furniture can b...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

John Stuart Janus Collection Mid-Century Modern Walnut 14-Drawer Dresser, 1960s
By John Stuart, Mount Airy Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut 14-drawer long dresser or credenza By John Stuart for Mount Airy "Janus Collection" USA, 1960s Measures: 72"W x 19"D x 31.2...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Paul Frankl Dresser and Nightstand for Johnson Furniture, 1950s
By Johnson Furniture Company, John Stuart, Paul Frankl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fantastic 1950s ten-drawer double dresser and nightstand was designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture and retailed by John Stuart during the 1950s. Crafted from a beautiful...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Metal

John Stuart Burlwood and Glass Wall Unit
By West Michigan Furniture Co., John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This striking Mid-Century Modern metal, glass, and burl wood wall unit makes an impressive vintage modern storage and display unit for home or showroom interior. Rich vintage burl wo...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Metal

Vintage Danish Chair by FF France & Sons and John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Danish chair that exemplifies timeless Mid-Century Modern style. With a stylish design by John Stuart and FF France & Sons, rich teak wood and quality craftsmanship make this...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Teak

Beautiful Mid-Century Black Lacquer and Rosewood King Headboard for John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful black lacquer and rosewood bed headboard in wonderful condition for John Stuart. All black with rosewood and chrome details. Fits a king sized mattress. Bed headboard only ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Dresser
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage dresser is part of a four-piece set by John Stuart that features a wonderful light natural finish, tapered brass legs, and a variety of options for functional ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

Mid-Century Modern Janus Collection Mount Airy Sideboard Hutch by John Stuart
By John Stuart, Mount Airy Furniture Company
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Rare Designer John Stuart for Mount Airy Lodge Sideboard This is the definition of Mid-Century Modern. A true muted walnut finish so impressive of that era. An important historical ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Chic Restored Set of 16 Brass Parsons Dining Chairs by John Stuart, circa 1968
By John Stuart
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent dining chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative, completely installation ready. This large set of difficult to find ...
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1960s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Magnificent Rare Modern Commode by John Stuart, circa 1940 - Pair Available
By John Stuart
Located in Atlanta, GA
This majestic commode has undergone a meticulous complete restoration. The chest may be re-lacquered in another Ben Moore color in advance of shipment, if so desired. A stellar ex...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Renzo Rutili for John Stuart/Johnson Furniture Large Sideboard in Walnut
By John Stuart, Renzo Rutili
Located in Dallas, TX
We have fully restored this beautiful sideboard by Renzo Rutili for John Stuart/Johnson Furniture Company. The sideboard features three separate cabinets that rest in a single base. ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Pair John Stuart Refinished 3 Drawer Bachelor Chests Dressers W/ Long Brass Pull
By John Stuart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair John Stuart refinished 3 drawer bachelor chests dressers w/ long brass pulls.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Black Lacquer Mahogany Mid-Century Modern Bachelor Chests
By John Stuart, George Nelson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern black lacquer mahogany bachelor chests dresser by John Stuart.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Mahogany

Robert Baron for Glenn of California Rosewood Parsons Dining Table, Refinished
By Robert Baron, John Stuart, Glenn of California
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern Parsons extension dining table By Robert Baron for Glenn of California and retailed by John Stuart USA, Circa 1960s Stunning book-matched B...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Chrome

1960s John Stuart French Provincial Style Console Sofa Table or Desk
By John Stuart
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Midcentury French Provincial style console sofa table by John Stuart. Base features a white painted finish with curved cabriole legs and one single drawer. Top is stained wood. Table...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Danish Modern Daybed by John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An elegant vintage day bed by John Stuart, with woven sides and upholstered cushions. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Walnut Dresser by John Stuart,1950s
By John Stuart
Located in Stamford, CT
A beautiful dresser executed in walnut, by John Stuart, circa 1950-1959. Features six side drawers, the center door opens up to reveal additional drawers, providing ample storage cap...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

John Stuart furniture for sale on 1stDibs

John Stuart furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our John Stuart collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 166 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by John Stuart were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture from Kipp Stewart, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group) and Glenn of California if you are looking for additional options. John Stuart furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $500 and tops out at $52,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,800 on average.

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