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McGuire Furniture Company

McGuire Furniture Company (United States)

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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Pair of McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Target Lounge Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish pair of McGuire lounge armchairs featuring their iconic target design back splat. Bespoke pair of chairs designed by Elinor McGuire in the California organic modern style fro...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Fabric, Bamboo, Rattan

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 ...
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20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Iron

Six Vintage McGuire Antalya Bamboo & Rawhide Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Toledo, OH
Six very nice bamboo & rawhide Antalya chairs by McGuire. Woven seats and backs.
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20th Century Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo

Set of Six McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive set of six McGuire balboa rattan dining chairs. The set consists of four side chairs model #MCJSC151 and two armchairs model # MCJSC152. Made in the California organic mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

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Fabric, Bamboo, Rattan, Leather

Barbara Barry for McGuire Rattan or Wicker Arm Desk, Dining or Occasional Chair
By McGuire, Barbara Barry
Located in St. Louis, MO
Barbara Barry designed for McGuire Furniture of San Francisco. Dark stained Rattan dining chair, can be used as a desk chair or Occasional chair. All original, light touch up. Label.
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Early 2000s Unknown Hollywood Regency McGuire Furniture Company

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Rattan

Elegant Restored Set of 8 Cane Dining Chairs by McGuire
By Jacques Garcia, McGuire
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent unique set of dining chairs is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored, newly upholstered...
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2010s Philippine Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

McGuire California Modern Octagonal Bamboo Rattan Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Genuine McGuire bamboo rattan dining table made in the California organic modern style designed by John McGuire. Crafted from an iron skeleton painted golden gate orange for authenti...
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20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Iron

High Back Rattan Dining Chairs in the Style of Danny Ho Fong or Mackintosh
By McGuire
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...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

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Rattan

McGuire Hollywood Regency Organic Modern Bamboo and Cane Club Chair
By McGuire
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous organic modern bamboo and cane x-base club chair or dining captain chair By McGuire of San Francisco, USA, Circa 1980s Measures: 23" W x 22" D x 34" H. Seat heigh...
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Late 20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

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Leather, Upholstery, Bamboo, Cane

Chic Restored Pair Modern Cathedral Back Loungers by McGuire, circa 1975
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 installation ready. New cu...
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1970s North American Organic Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Cane, Rattan

Set of Seven McGuire Blonde Rattan Target Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish set of seven organic modern bamboo rattan dining chairs designed by Elinor McGuire. Model no. MCM60B featuring a rattan frame having a square back and a target motif design o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

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Leather, Fabric, Bamboo, Rattan

McGuire Double Pedestal Rattan Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Double pedestal dining table by McGuire features steel core sheathed in rattan and 1/2" thick oval glass top. Good condition with minor imperfections consistent with age.
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1980s American Organic Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

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Steel

McGuire Dining Set
By McGuire
Located in Pasadena, TX
McGuire dining set Includes the classic wheat sheath dining table and 4 chairs. The chairs are upholstered in a rich pink silk blend with a complimentary velour seat. Chairs: 21...
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Late 20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern McGuire Furniture Company

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Cane

McGuire Organic Modern Marble Top Bamboo Rattan Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous organic modern marble top dining table or centre table made by McGuire. The table features a bamboo rattan base constructed from two rattan rings conjoined by criss-cross ra...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Marble

Set of Four McGuire Rattan Cane Oval Back Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous set of four bamboo rattan dining armchairs made in the California organic modern style by McGuire. The chairs feature an upholstered oval back conjoined to a caned seat with...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo, Cane, Rattan, Oak

McGuire Rattan X-Frame Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Rattan glass top dining table by McGuire features unique X-frame design and heavy steel core wrapped in strap-bound rattan. Glass top is 3/8" thick with 1 1/4" bevel. Base alone meas...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Rattan

McGuire Natural Bamboo, White Laminate and Brass Expandable Bar Server Buffet
By McGuire
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a signed Mid-Century Modern McGuire natural color bamboo, white Laminate expandable bar / server / buffet with one drawer and brass pull. The name McGuire has been synonym...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

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.
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20th Century North American Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Iron

Pair of McGuire Rattan Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of large scale McGuire vintage rattan armchairs with upholstered back and bottom cushions and signature target back. Good original condition with later upholstery. Retains origi...
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1980s Organic Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

McGuire Mid Century Bamboo Dining Chairs, Set of 4
By McGuire
Located in La Grange, IL
McGuire mid century bamboo dining chairs - Set of 4 Each chair measures: 26 wide x 25 deep x 32 high, with a seat height of 19 inches and arm height of 27 inches All pieces of f...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Upholstery, Bamboo

McGuire Mid Century Bamboo Sheath Glass Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in La Grange, IL
McGuire mid century bamboo sheath glass dining table Table measure: 45 wide x 45 deep x 28.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condi...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo, Glass

McGuire Style Mid Century Bamboo and Rattan Blonde King Headboard
By McGuire
Located in La Grange, IL
McGuire style mid century bamboo and rattan blonde king headboard Headboard measures: 80.75 wide x 2 deep x 45 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call rest...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

Palazzo Walnut Dining Table by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy for McGuire
By Orlando Diaz-azcuy, McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Chic modern walnut Palazzo dining table with two extending leaves designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy for McGuire. The table features an extending rectangular top that extends from 86 inc...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern McGuire Furniture Company

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Metal, Brass

McGuire Rattan Flip-Top Server, Console Table, or Desk
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Versatile bamboo rattan console table, server, or writing table desk made by McGuire in the California organic modern style. The table features an expandable flip-top crafted from oa...
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20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

McGuire Vintage Rattan Wheat Sheaf Side Table
By McGuire
Located in Esperance, NY
McGuire vintage rattan wheat sheaf side table.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo

Set of Three McGuire Lacquered Target Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Iconic set of three McGuire rattan dining chairs designed by Elinor McGuire known as target chairs (Model #MCM59). The chairs feature a square back on the rattan frame centered by an...
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20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Rattan, Leather, Fabric, Bamboo

One Pair of Target Back Dining Chairs by McGuire, Excellent Condition
By McGuire
Located in Buchanan, MI
One pair of target back dining chairs by McGuire. They are designed with the very popular target back style and iconic McGuire leather strap wrappings. All of the chairs are in very ...
Category

20th Century Hollywood Regency McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Rattan

Pair of McGuire Organic Modern Bamboo Rattan Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Distinctive genuine pair of McGuire bamboo rattan dining armchairs featuring a cerused lacquer finish. The chairs are crafted from rattan poles with a gothic lancet arch design on th...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Rattan, Leather, Bamboo

Beautiful McGuire by Hans Kaufeld Chair, USA, 1980's
By McGuire, Hans Kaufeld
Located in Achterveld, NL
Beautiful McGuire by Hans Kaufeld chair, USA, 1980's. The chair is very good vintage condition.  
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1980s Central American Hollywood Regency Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Cane, Leather, Fabric, Rattan

McGuire California Modern Hexagonal Bamboo Round Glass Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Bespoke bamboo rattan dining table made in the California organic modern style by McGuire. The table features a large hexagonal base topped with a very thick round pane of 66 inch wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Iron

Mid Century Modern Vintage Bamboo Dining Table Sheaf of Wheat Mc Guire c 1970
By McGuire
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage sheaf of wheat bamboo dining table or center table by Mc Guire circa 1970 United States. Inspired by nature the table shows an organic shape like a sheaf o...
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo, Glass

1970s Mid Century Cool McGuire Bamboo Rattan Round Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Hopewell, NJ
An octagonal bamboo rattan dining or breakfast table made in the California organic modern style by McGuire. The table features an iron frame that is completely wrapped with bamboo p...
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1970s North American Organic Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo, Glass

McGuire Style Mid Century Bamboo Rattan and Glass Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in La Grange, IL
McGuire style mid century bamboo rattan and glass dining table. Table measures: 41.5 wide x 41.5 deep x 28.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call resto...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan, Glass

Pair of Vintage Gothic Arch Bamboo Mirrors by McGuire
By McGuire
Located in San Diego, CA
Well designed pair of vintage gothic arch bamboo mirrors by McGuire Furniture Co. of San Francisco, circa 1970s. The mirrors have a unique gothic arch design (one of the brand's sign...
Category

Late 20th Century American McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo, Mirror

Bamboo Side Tables / Garden Stools by McGuire Furniture Co. of San Francisco
By McGuire
Located in San Diego, CA
Set of three bamboo side tables / garden stools by McGuire Furniture Co. of San Francisco, circa 1970s. These tables are difficult to find and are in good vintage condition. Each one...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo, Formica

McGuire White Lacquered Sheaf of Wheat Dining Table Pedestal Base, Refinished
By McGuire
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency dining table pedestal base By McGuire, USA, Circa 1960s White lacquered bamboo in sheaf of wheat form, with ribbon weave desi...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo, Lacquer

McGuire California Modern Octagonal Bamboo Rattan Dining Table
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Genuine McGuire bamboo rattan dining table made in the California organic modern style. Made from an iron base painted golden gate bridge orange for authenticity and covered with bam...
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20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Iron

Bob Hope's Set of Six McGuire Rattan Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Bob Hope owned set of six McGuire dining armchairs featuring a sage lacquer finish. From the estate of Bob and Dolores Hope on Southridge drive in Palm Springs, CA. These were their ...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Fabric, Bamboo, Rattan, Leather

Set of Six McGuire Organic Modern Rattan Dining Armchairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Graceful and elegant set of six loop back rattan dining chairs made in the California organic modern style by McGuire. One of their most iconic and beautiful chair designs featuring ...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Rattan, Fabric, Bamboo

Fabulous Pair of Caramel Rattan and Cane Club Chairs - 2 Pair Available
By McGuire
Located in Atlanta, GA
These magnificent club chairs are shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and installation ready. Expert c...
Category

1980s American Organic Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Cane, Rattan

Sophisticated Set of 6 McGuire Cerused Bamboo & Rattan Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A handsome set of 6 organic modern cerused wood, bamboo and rattan armchairs by McGuire of San Francisco. Pale camel cotton velour seat cushions are removable and seat backs are fixe...
Category

1980s North American Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Upholstery, Rattan

Classic Mid-Century Modernist, Regency Bamboo Dining Table by McGuire
By McGuire
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Mid-Century Modernist, Hollywood Regency dining table by McGuire of San Francisco. Beautiful bundle of wheat form constructed of bamboo, age appropriate wear. Top measures 25...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo

Modern Regency Bamboo Sheaf of Wheat Occasional Table / Pedestal by McGuire
By McGuire
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Mid Century Modernist, Hollywood Regency occasional table by McGuire of San Francisco. Beautiful bundle of wheat form constructed of bamboo, minor scratches to top. Please ch...
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo

Classic Mid-Century Modernist, Regency Occasional Table by McGuire
By McGuire
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Mid-Century Modernist, Hollywood Regency occasional table by McGuire of San Francisco. Beautiful bundle of wheat form constructed of bamboo, age appropriate wear. Please chec...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo

Classic Mid-Century Modernist, Regency Coffee / Cocktail Table by McGuire
By McGuire
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Mid-Century Modernist, Hollywood Regency coffee / cocktail table by McGuire of San Francisco. Beautiful bundle of wheat form constructed of bamboo, age appropriate wear. Hand...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo

McGuire Organic Modern 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 rectangular table features an iron base finished in golden gate orange for authenticity...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Leather, Bamboo, Rattan, Glass

Pair of McGuire Mid-Century Lacquered Bamboo Ottomans or Foot Stools
By McGuire
Located in Savannah, GA
Pair of mid-century lacquered bamboo ottomans or foot stools featuring a Cerused or whitewashed finish with woven leather straps and stretchers. Signed McGuire on a brass label.    
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Mid-20th Century American McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo

Set of Four McGuire Woven Rattan Wicker Dining Chairs
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
California organic modern style dining chairs made by McGuire furniture. Featuring a handcrafted rattan pole frame covered with woven wicker. The square back gracefully integrates in...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Rattan, Fabric, Wicker

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

McGuire Cerused Rattan Oak Bar Cart Server Buffet
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Extraordinary rattan and oak bar cart, server, sideboard, or buffet featuring an expandable top. Genuine McGuire made in the California organic modern style with a bespoke blue/green...
Category

20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Brass

McGuire Lacquered Bamboo Side Table with a Glass Top, 20th Century
By McGuire
Located in Savannah, GA
McGuire lacquered bamboo side table with a glass top featuring a cerused or whitewashed finish with woven leather straps and stretchers, 20th century. Signed McGuire on a brass label...
Category

20th Century American McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo

McGuire Midcentury Lacquered Bamboo Coffee Table with a Glass Top, 20th Century
By McGuire
Located in Savannah, GA
Midcentury lacquered bamboo coffee table with a glass top featuring a cerused or whitewashed finish with woven leather straps and stretchers. Signed McGuire on a brass label.  
Category

20th Century American McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Bamboo

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

Leather, Fabric, Bamboo, Rattan

Robert Kuo for McGuire Copper Diva Floor Lamp
By Robert Kuo, McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Sculptural Robert Kuo for McGuire signed copper repousse diva floor lamp. Constructed with a hand-hammered repousse finish having a dramatic flared form on top and bottom. The lamp i...
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20th Century American Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Copper, Brass

1970s Rattan and Bamboo Coffee Table by McGuire
By McGuire
Located in Hudson, NY
A beautiful vintage 1970s coffee table by McGuire of San Francisco, with a base of rattan and bamboo, with leather lacing, in an intricate double square design, supporting a square g...
Category

1970s American Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Rattan

1970s Cerused Oak and Rattan Writing Desk by McGuire
By McGuire
Located in Hudson, NY
A beautiful 1970s writing desk by McGuire, with a very nice Cerused oak finish and rattan trim, with patinated brass drawer hardware. Wonderful details and scale.
Category

1970s American Vintage McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Rattan, Oak

McGuire San Francisco Rattan Sofa Newly Upholstered Linen Cushions
By McGuire
Located in Miami, FL
McGuire San Francisco rattan sofa newly upholstered linen cushions Offered for sale is a McGuire San Francisco woven rattan sofa with newly upholstered white linen seat and back c...
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Late 20th Century American Organic Modern McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Linen, Rattan, Wenge

Pair of Laced Rawhide Lounge Chairs form the Antalya Collection by McGuire
By McGuire
Located in San Diego, CA
Nice pair of laced rawhide lounge chairs form the "Antalya Collection" by McGuire Furniture of San Francisco, circa 2010s. The Antalya lounge chair is one of the most iconic pieces o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American McGuire Furniture Company

Materials

Resin, Upholstery

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