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McGuire Furniture Company

Like so many artists and designers, husband and wife John McGuire (1920–2013) and Elinor Stevenson (1914–2005) became masters in their trade by accident. For the founders of McGuire Furniture Company, well, furniture wasn’t actually in the plans.

The couple met just before the start of World War II (during which John was in the U.S. Navy and Elinor was a navigation instructor) and got married after it ended. They settled down in San Francisco where John held a couple of jobs — among them selling newspaper ads for the San Francisco Examiner while Elinor worked for Boeing Aircraft. Soon, an old Navy buddy of John’s asked him to help sell a bunch of rattan furniture and, needing the money, John agreed. His side business became so successful that John decided to quit his ad-sales job and work full-time in design.

In 1948, McGuire Furniture Company was born. Alongside the mid-century modern furniture designs then gaining popularity in the United States, John introduced an unconventional idea: traditional armchairs, stools and tables made of natural materials such as bamboo, which was strong yet could be rendered pliable when steamed, that were intended for the indoors rather than the front porch.

The brand’s first success was the now famous Director’s X-Chair by Leonard Linden. The military-campaign-style solid oak folding chair launched in 1956 and saw rattan binded with rawhide strips and a high-grade leather slug seat and back that eliminated the need for a plush cushion. Elinor, too, designed some of the brand’s popular pieces, such as 1968’s Cracked Ice chair. With its rattan oval back a dazzling celebration of geometric forms that give it its charming moniker, the Cracked Ice chair was an instant classic and is one of the brand’s most recognizable designs.

Today, McGuire and another American furniture manufacturer, Baker Furniture Company, comprise Baker Interiors Group. McGuire remains true to the founders’ ideals and commitment to crafting the kind of organic modern furnishings that are synonymous with the warm and relaxed feel of California design. The company has collaborated with interior designers Steven Volpe, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy and Nicole Hollis, and, as of 2019, its luxury furnishings share a 16,500-square-foot showroom with Baker’s in San Francisco. Some of the earliest McGuire Furniture Company designs are part of the permanent collection at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

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Creator: McGuire Furniture Company
Set of Four McGuire Laced Rawhide Rattan Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Genuine set of four rare McGuire Antalya directors style dining armchairs featuring lattice style laced rawhide woven leather seats and back. Model #MCLM45 is crafted with rattan pol...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Bamboo, Rattan

McGuire Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Breakfast Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Genuine McGuire breakfast or bistro sized dining table made in the California organic modern style. Rare, smaller scale version of the original dining table perfect for small nooks. ...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Iron

Set of Four McGuire Rattan Chinese Officials Hat Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic set of four rattan dining chairs made by McGuire. The chairs are made in the manner and style of a Chinese Ming officials hat chair crafted from rattan poles lashed together...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan

Mcguire Faux Bamboo Rattan Swivel Barstools-Set of 4
By McGuire
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Set of 4 McGuire Mid-Century Modern faux bamboo rattan 360 degree swivel barstools Approximate Measurements in Inches 44.5" high at back 22.5" wide 21" deep (back to front) 3...
Category

1980s Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Faux Bamboo, Rattan

McGuire Modern Hollywood Regency Two-Tier Occasional Side Table
By McGuire
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Modern Hollywood Regency two-tier occasional side table or tea table By McGuire of San Francisco USA, late 20th century Stained oak, with woven rattan drawer fron...
Category

Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

McGuire Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Round Cocktail Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish bamboo rattan round coffee or cocktail table made in the California organic modern style by McGuire. Features a bent rattan pole base in a circular form topped with a thick r...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Bamboo, Rattan, Glass

Set of Four McGuire Rattan Target Lounge Chairs and Ottomans
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Iconic set of four McGuire rattan lounge chairs or armchairs and two ottomans. Model number MCA43 features a large, low-slung rattan frame having the famous target design back splat....
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan

McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Target Sofa or Daybed
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Genuine McGuire rattan sofa or daybed made in the California organic modern style. The sofa features a target motif design back and sides designed by Elinor McGuire. Constructed with...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bamboo, Rattan

McGuire Organic Modern Octagonal Bamboo Rattan Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous genuine McGuire organic modern bamboo rattan dining table featuring an octagonal base with seating for eight. This is an authentic McGuire table with an iron frame painted G...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Iron

Pair of McGuire Marble Top Rattan Two Tier End Tables
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish pair of lacquered rattan two-tier target design end tables or side tables by McGuire. These rare tables were designed by Elinor McGuire featuring their iconic target motif de...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Marble

Versatile Set of Three Nesting Tables by McGuire
By McGuire
Located in Hopewell, NJ
This a set of three nesting tables in cerused wood by McGuire. The largest table is a coffee table (measurements provided below) and the two tables that tuck underneath measure 18.5”...
Category

2010s North American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Wood

McGuire Oak and Rattan Flip Top Expandable Game or Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Vero Beach, FL
Timeless design and excellent craftsmanship from McGuire San Francisco, capturing the essence of casual luxury. This expandable game to dining table has a solid oak tabletop that sit...
Category

1970s American Organic Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Oak, Rattan

McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Folding Three-Panel Screen
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome bamboo rattan folding three-panel dressing screen or room divider featuring a mirrored back. Hand-crafted by McGuire in the California organic modern style having a mahogany...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

McGuire Pair of Arm Lounge Dining Chairs, Custom Finish
By McGuire
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of McGuire Rattan arm chairs. 3 pairs available. Note the beautiful custom finish and embroider upholstery.
Category

1980s American Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

Set of 6 McGuire Rattan Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Dallas, TX
Fantastic set of 6 McGuire rattan dining chairs. Sturdy and in great vintage condition with original brass tags.
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Raffia Lounge Chair
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Amazing organic modern lounge chair or club chair made by McGuire. The chair features a faceted barrel back form with woven raffia grasscloth inset in the rattan pole frame. Very stu...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Burlap, Bamboo, Raffia, Rattan

McGuire Console Table Huxley Collection
By McGuire
Located in Toledo, OH
McGuire console table made of bamboo wrapped iron base with rawhide ties and a cherry wood top. Good condition. Dimensions: 18" depth x 54" W x 33" H.
Category

20th Century North American Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Iron

McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Sofa with Matching Lounge Chair
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous living room set consisting of a sofa and a matching lounge chair by McGuire. Made in the California organic modern style featuring rattan pole frames having a gothic lancet ...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Rattan, Oak, Leather, Fabric

McGuire Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Sofa or Console Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Genuine McGuire bamboo rattan style sofa table or console table made in the California organic modern style. The table features a large iron frame painted golden gate orange for auth...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Iron

Exquisite Restored Pair of Modern President's Loungers by McGuire, circa 1985
By McGuire
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent lounge chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and completely installation re...
Category

1980s North American Organic Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Cane, Rattan

Set of Four McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Loop Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Graceful and elegant set of four genuine McGuire rattan loopback dining chairs made in the California organic modern style designed by Elinor McGuire. These chairs feature a distinct...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan

McGuire Hollywood Regency Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Club Chair
By McGuire
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous organic modern bamboo rattan X-base armchair or club chair By McGuire of San Francisco USA, circa 1980s Measures: 22" W x 22" D x 30.75" H, seat height 19.5", arm...
Category

Late 20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Bamboo, Rattan

McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Sofa or Daybed
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Exceptional McGuire rattan pole sofa or daybed made in the California organic modern style. The three-seat sofa features a large rattan frame having a gothic lancet arch design on th...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan

Set of Ten McGuire Rattan Target Design Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Iconic set of ten McGuire rattan dining chairs designed by Elinor McGuire known as target chairs. The set consists of six armchairs and four side chairs the latter measuring 20 inche...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Rattan, Leather, Fabric, Bamboo

McGuire Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Hexagonal Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous genuine McGuire organic modern dining table designed by John McGuire. The McGuire model number MCBA17 table features a hexagonal shaped iron frame painted Golden Gate Bridge...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Iron

McGuire Organic Modern Blonde Bamboo Rattan Console Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elongated McGuire console table or sofa table made in the California organic modern style. The long rectangular table features an iron base wrapped with blonde bamboo poles lashed to...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Iron

McGuire Queen Size Headboard in Rattan and Cane
By McGuire, John and Elinor McGuire
Located in Highland, IN
John McGuire designed this model 146 queen size headboard for McGuire of San Fransisco, the company he started with his wife Elinor. McGuire furniture is made to last generations. No...
Category

1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Cane, Rattan

Large Glass Top Bamboo & Leather Straps Frame Dining Conference Table by McGuire
By McGuire
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Large rectangle glass top bamboo & leather straps frame dining conference table by McGuire.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Bamboo, Glass

McGuire Round Rattan Oak Patio Garden Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive McGuire patio and garden dining table featuring an oak pedestal weighted base. The round top and base have a rich split rattan veneer on the exposed edges. The top featur...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Iron

McGuire Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Console Sofa Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish organic modern console table or sofa table made by McGuire. The console features an iron frame painted golden gate orange for authenticity. The frame is encased in bamboo ree...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan, Glass

Set of Four McGuire Campaign Style Cerused Directors Chairs
By McGuire, Leonard Linden
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare set of four midcentury Campaign-style directors chairs by Leonard Linden for McGuire. The chairs feature a whitewashed or Cerused finish on the oak. Embellished with leather raw...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

McGuire San Francisco Rattan, Rawhide Swivel Stools, Pair
By McGuire
Located in Miami, FL
McGuire San Francisco Rattan, Rawhide swivel stools, pair Offered for sale is a pair of swivel bar stools manufactured by McGuire of San Francisco. The frames of these stools are ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

Vintage Coastal McGuire Belden Cane Dining Chairs, Set of 4
By McGuire
Located in west palm beach, FL
Incredible set of four vintage Cane dining chairs. Made by the iconic McGuire company. Chic and simple rattan high back frame with honeycomb caning. The most beautiful patina from ti...
Category

Late 20th Century Philippine McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Cane, Rattan

Set of Six McGuire Rattan Cracked Ice Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stunning set of six genuine McGuire dining chairs featuring cracked ice back rests. Model number MCM90 was designed by Elinor McGuire in 1968 and the iconic design is still in produc...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Cane, Rattan, Oak

McGuire Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan King Size Headboard
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Bespoke McGuire California organic modern style headboard in a rare large size. The bamboo rattan frame is wide enough to accommodate a king size or large size bed such as a Texas or...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Rattan, Oak

McGuire Mid-Century Modern Bamboo & Cane Armchair Dining Chair Leather, Pair
By McGuire
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of original McGuire bamboo and handwoven cane armchair, dining chair with leather bindings. The upholstery is a beige boucle Fabric and note the stunner done backrest. McGuire...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bamboo, Cane

McGuire Mid Century Lacquered Linen Coffee Table
By McGuire
Located in Countryside, IL
McGuire mid century lacquered linen coffee table This table measures: 54 wide x 30 deep x 16 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage con...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Chic McGuire Rattan Dining Table Base with Leather Details
By McGuire
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Classic McGuire dining table base with their signature bamboo and rattan handiwork wrapped with pieces of leather. Glass not included. Base serves well for 48"-60" round glass top.
Category

1970s American Organic Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Rattan

McGuire Rattan Target Design Cocktail or Occasional Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Exceptional McGuire two-tier cocktail table, coffee table, or occasional table designed by Elinor McGuire. The table features a rattan frame with McGuires iconic target design on eac...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Cane, Rattan, Glass

Pair of McGuire Laced Leather Rawhide Cerused Rattan Barstools
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous pair of organic modern rattan bar stools made by McGuire. The counter height stools feature a rattan and oak frame with a lightly cerused finish. The seats have a woven latt...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Rattan, Oak

Pair of McGuire Rattan Caned Directors Style Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Genuine and rare pair of rattan framed dining chairs made in the California organic modern style by McGuire. The chairs feature a double caned back and leather rawhide laces on the e...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bamboo, Cane, Rattan

Set of Four McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Bamboo Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome set of four organic modern dining armchairs made by McGuire. Known as Balboa armchairs model #MCTSC152 crafted from rattan poles in a dramatic architectural style. The chair...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan

Set of Three McGuire Rattan Swivel Bar Height Stools
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fabulous genuine set of three organic modern style rattan barstools made by McGuire. The bar height stools feature a gracefully curved back with a cane inset. The swivel seats are up...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Metal

Pair of McGuire Rattan Black Leather Library Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Mid-century organic modern pair of library armchairs or dining chairs made by McGuire. The chairs feature a rattan pole frame lashed together with leather rawhide laces. The chairs h...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Rattan

Four McGuire Arm Chairs with White Washed Finish, Great Scale for Comfort
By McGuire
Located in Buchanan, MI
Four McGuire arm chairs with white washed finish, great scale for comfort. Upholstery in pristine condition.
Category

20th Century Hollywood Regency McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Rattan

Director's Chair McGuire Model X-Chair in Leather, Bamboo and Brass
By McGuire, Leonard Linden
Located in Milano, IT
Director's chair in sturdy oak and bamboo with rattan and brass details and caramel leather seat and back. Designed for John & Elinor McGuire for the McGuire Furniture company in San...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

Vintage Set of Eight 1980s Bamboo Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in London, London
Eight dining chairs Unusual shape Bamboo Will require upholstering - upholstery service available Can be made into a set of 14 - can be darkened to match the other 6 in s...
Category

Late 20th Century American Hollywood Regency McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo

Set of Six McGuire Rattan Target Back Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Remarkable set of six McGuire rattan dining chairs consisting of four armchairs and two side chairs. Bespoke set featuring an intentionally aged dark lacquer finish on the rattan wit...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Rattan

Set of Four McGuire Red Lacquered Rattan Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fabulous bespoke set of four lacquered McGuire rattan dining chairs finished in a chic, whimsical, lipstick red color. Special order custom color from McGuire with an intentionally a...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Naugahyde, Bamboo, Rattan

McGuire Organic Modern Red Lacquered Rattan Pedestal Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive McGuire rattan pedestal dining table or center table featuring a whimsical red lacquered finish. The table is crafted from rattan poles in a basket design having an hourg...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Bamboo, Rattan, Glass

Set of Four McGuire Rattan Cane Barrel Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome set of four McGuire dining armchairs known as Belden chairs. Made in the California organic modern style featuring a rattan frame inset with honeycomb cane on the back and s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Cane, Rattan

McGuire Organic Modern Bamboo Oak Pedestal Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome round pedestal dining table or center table made by McGuire. The table features a cylindrical form with bamboo rattan veneer on the sides and top in a dark rich finish. Made...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan, Glass, Oak

High Back Rattan Dining Chairs in the Style of Danny Ho Fong or Mackintosh
By McGuire, Danny Ho Fong
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Rare set of six high back rattan dining chairs echoing the styles of Danny Ho Fong or Mackintosh. Unique modern sculptural design with two arm chairs and four side chairs. Makers mar...
Category

1970s American Organic Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

Pair of McGuire Armchairs with Rajasthan Style Upholstery
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Organic modern pair of rattan armchairs by McGuire featuring an exotic Rajasthan style upholstery fabric with paisley floral motifs over a crimson ground. Crafted from bent rattan th...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Cane, Rattan

McGuire Hollywood Regency Organic Modern Bamboo and Cane Club Chairs, Pair
By McGuire
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of organic modern bamboo and cane X-base club chairs By McGuire of San Francisco USA, circa 1980s Measures: 23" W x 22" D x 34" H, seat height 19.5", arm height 23...
Category

Late 20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Upholstery, Bamboo, Cane, Leather

McGuire Organic Modern Blonde Bamboo Rectangular Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stunning blonde bamboo and glass rectangular dining table made by McGuire (Model# MCBA22). Designed by John McGuire the table features an iron frame covered with bamboo poles lashed ...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Iron

McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Nesting Drink Tables
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Set of three organic modern rattan nesting tables or drinks tables made in the California organic modern style by McGuire. Each table is crafted from rattan poles lashed together wit...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Rattan, Formica, Wood

Pair of McGuire Ebonized Oak Campaign Style Directors Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic pair of directors chairs or dining armchairs made by McGuire. The pair feature oak frames with a lacquered, ebonized finish having leather rawhide laces on the exposed joint...
Category

20th Century American Campaign McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

McGuire Furniture Company furniture for sale on 1stDibs

McGuire Furniture Company furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of Natural Fiber and are designed with extraordinary care. In our McGuire Furniture Company collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock of these items we have 144 vintage editions, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original furniture by McGuire Furniture Company were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture from Palecek Furniture, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy and Wicker Works if you’re looking for additional options. The prices for McGuire Furniture Company furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $390 and tops out at $42,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,500 on average.

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