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Mastercraft

Compared to that other furniture-makers in historically minded Grand Rapids, Michigan, the work of Mastercraft seems positively flamboyant. The company was founded in 1947 by brothers Charles and William Doezema, who hailed from a long line of cabinetmakers. They went overseas during their service in World War II, and returned home with a plan to make furniture with cosmopolitan flair. Their firm specialized in chairs and case pieces that have modernized traditional forms, finished in exotic wood veneers such as amboyna, yew, burl and fruitwood, and trimmed in brass. Bureaus and credenzas often feature cabinet fronts with decorative brass details such as silhouettes of flowers and birds, or figures that resemble Chinese characters.

In later years, Mastercraft created chairs and glass-topped coffee tables with brass frames. Some pieces included touches like the Greek key — a motif that appears in the decorative arts of both Asian and European antiquity. After Mastercraft was acquired by industry giant Baker Furniture in 1974, the company produced a large group of case pieces featuring applied brass plaques, acid-etched with semi-abstract forms by the German-born, Vancouver-based artist Bernhard Rohne.

The latter are some of the most popular Mastercraft pieces, and like all the company’s wares range in price from about $2,000 to $12,000 depending on size, condition and the amount of decorative trim. As you will see on 1stDibs, Mastercraft furnishings made a bold but artful statement — perfect for lending a bit of dash and brawn to a contemporary decor.

Average Sold Price
$4,394
Styles
Materials
Bernhard Rohne for Mastercraft Acid Etched Brass Mirror, circa 1970
By Mastercraft, Bernhard Rohne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exquisitely executed rectangular mirror by Bernhard Rohne for Mastercraft. Featuring black lacquered and acid etched wrapped brass panels by Bernhard Rohne displaying an abstract fre...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mastercraft

Materials

Brass

Mastercraft Regency Upholstered Dining Chairs, Set of Eight
By Mastercraft
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional set of eight Regency or Neoclassical style upholstered dining chairs By Mastercraft USA, 20th Century Mahogany frames, with brass accents and feet, and light ...
Category

20th Century American Regency Mastercraft

Materials

Brass

Mastercraft Walnut and Brass Nightstands, 1970
By Mastercraft
Located in Chicago, IL
Mastercraft walnut and brass nightstands, 1970.
Category

1970s Vintage Mastercraft

Materials

Brass

  • Mastercraft Walnut and Brass Nightstands, 1970
  • Mastercraft Walnut and Brass Nightstands, 1970
  • Mastercraft Walnut and Brass Nightstands, 1970
  • Mastercraft Walnut and Brass Nightstands, 1970
H 24.500 in. W 26.000 in. D 18.000 in.
Mid Century Hollywood Regency Brass & Glass Cocktail Table by Mastercraft
By Mastercraft
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern classic with and Asian flair. This large rectangular coffee table features a brass frame with clear inlayed glass.
Category

1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Mastercraft

Materials

Brass

Mastercraft Mid-Century Modern Burl & Acid Etched Brass Nightstands
By Mastercraft
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern pair of nightstands in burl wood with acid etched brass panel detailing, made by Mastercraft in the 1970's. In great vintage condition with age-appropriate wear an...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mastercraft

Materials

Metal

Mastercraft Amboyna & Brass Spoonback Dining Chairs
By Mastercraft, William Doezema
Located in Highland, IN
Designed by William Doezema, these elegant dining chairs by Mastercraft feature burl amboyna wood frames inlaid with brass detailing. There are 2 model 832 arm chairs, 4 model 831 si...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mastercraft

Materials

Brass

Gorgeous Mastercraft Brass Trefoil Cocktail Coffee Table Bernharde Rohne
By Mastercraft
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A gorgeous Mastercraft trefoil shaped brass coffee table with acid etched details characteristic of Bernhard Rohne pieces. A unique and rare piece. Also makes a beautiful side table...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Mastercraft

Materials

Brass

Mastercraft Greek Key Brass Vintage King Size Headboard Faux Bamboo Bed
By Mastercraft
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Wonderful vintage Hollywood Palm Beach Regency Mastercraft (tag is intact and pictured) Greek key brass king-size headboard. There is some patina and wear to vintage finish overall g...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Mastercraft

Materials

Brass

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Mastercraft Sellers

Horseman Antiques Inc.
4.9
Liberty & 33rd
4.9
Assemblage Ltd.
5.0
Soho Treasures
4.7
Modern Hill Inc.
4.6
Century Design Ltd.
5.0

Mastercraft furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture from Mastercraft are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Mastercraft collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 354 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the Mastercraft original furniture was 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 furniture by Karl Springer, Florence Knoll and Eero Saarinen. The prices for Mastercraft furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $520 and tops out at $35,000, while pieces like these can sell for $4,770 on average.

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