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Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

Danish, 1916-1986

One half of the influential Danish furniture duo Hvidt and Mølgaard, architect and designer Peter Hvidt created shapely works in teak and rosewood that could be mass-produced and transported at a scale rarely seen before his time. Alongside his business partner, Aalborg-born designer Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, the pair crafted furniture which stands today as a masterclass in the combination of elegance and practicality that is typical of Scandinavian modernism.

Hvidt was born in Copenhagen in 1916. He studied architecture and cabinetry, and graduated from the School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. Hvidt established his own design firm in 1940 and taught for three years at his former school, during which he designed the teak Portex chair — Denmark’s first stacking chair (this design has alternatively been attributed to Hvidt’s partnership with Mølgaard-Nielsen over the years).

The exceptional collaboration between Hvidt and Mølgaard-Nielsen took shape in 1944. A student of pioneering Danish modernist designer and architect Kaare Klint and fellow graduate of the School of Arts and Crafts, Mølgaard brought his technical prowess and eye for practical design to the partnership. Together, for more than three decades, Hvidt and Mølgaard would produce over 250 furniture designs, a legacy that included the iconic AX chair.

A masterpiece of technical expertise and innovative woodworking, the sculptural AX armchair was designed in collaboration with manufacturer Fritz Hansen during the late 1940s. It features double-curved laminated wood in the seat and back, and is an early example of knock-down furniture. This meant that it could be easily dismantled and assembled at its destination, which rendered the chair economical for transport on cargo ships and therefore could reach a worldwide audience. The AX went into production in 1950 and eventually gave way to a series that featured tables and other seating.

Hvidt’s proclivity for forward-looking design was typical of the venturesome furniture makers of the mid-century modern era. This extended to textures and materials, too — he believed that a tasteful combination of materials could add character and visual intrigue. With Mølgaard-Nielsen, Hvidt designed streamlined coffee tables, rosewood chairs upholstered with sumptuous black leather and teak side tables with cane shelves (teak was a sought-after material for designers at the time).

The duo’s work with celebrated manufacturers Fritz Hansen, France & Søn and Søborg Møbelfabrik has been a part of exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen’s Design Museum and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Peter Hvidt seating, tables and case pieces.

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Creator: Peter Hvidt
Danish Teak Drop Front Desk Peter Hvidt & Molgaard-Nielson John Stuart Modern
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Toledo, OH
Mid-Century Modern Danish teak drop front desk. Peter Hvidt & Molgaard-Nielson John Stuart. Dovetailed case. Original finish. 37" tall x 35.5" wide x 19" deep.
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20th Century Modern Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen Danish Bookshelf
By Peter Hvidt
Located in San Francisco, CA
Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen Danish teak two-door cabinet with matching upper bookshelf. Interior paper trays and adjustable shelf, labeled. No key available.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Peter Hvidt Tambour Sideboard
By Soborg Mobler, Peter Hvidt
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Danish modern tambour credenza, designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for Søborg. Cabinet features carved handles and signature finger-joint cabinet details. Tambour door...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Peter Hvidt Orla Molgaard Nielsen Soborg Mobelfabrik MCM Teak Tambour Buffet
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Countryside, IL
Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard Nielsen for Soborg Mobelfabrik Mid Century teak tambour door credenza buffet and hutch This credenza measures: 65 wide x 19 deep x 34 inches high; th...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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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 Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Danish Modern Solid Teak Dresser Chest by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
By Soborg Mobler, Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern dresser chest designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for Søborg Møbler in solid teak. Features detailed finger joinery and signature sculpted pulls. Thi...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Teak Gentleman's Dresser with Mirror by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Dorchester, MA
Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen designed this handsome gentleman's dresser for J. Jacobsen and Sonner; it was imported from Denmark by John Stuart, whose mark appears underneat...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Dressing Table from 1960s by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Neuss, NW
Rare dressing table/bureau from the 1960s. High-quality corpus made of solid teak with three drawers, six internal drawers, one pull-out work surface, a mirror and a wooden base in t...
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1960s Danish Vintage Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

1960s Dressing Table with mirror by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Neuss, NW
Rare dressing table/bureau from the 1960s. High-quality corpus made of solid teak with three drawers, six internal drawers, one pull-out work surface, a mirror and straight feet. Qu...
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1960s Vintage Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Teak High Chest of Six Drawers by Peter Hvidt for Søborg Møbelfabrik, Denmark
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Antwerp, BE
Teak Sideboard by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen for Søborg Møbelfabrik, 1950s. Vintage six drawers teakwood dresser with beautifully sculpted drawer pulls and fine finger joine...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Peter Hvidt Chest of Drawers, Mahogany, 1940s, Denmark, Brass
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Peter Hvidt early chest of drawers made in mahogany. With drawers, handles made of patinated brass. Made by Søborg møbler.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Peter Hvidt Orla Molgaard Nielsen Chest of Drawers, Denmark, 1958
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Super practical chest of drawers designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard Nielsen and manufactured by Soborg Mobler, Denmark 1958. The cabinet has 5 drawers which provide a lot of s...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard Nielsen Teak Bookcase Display Hutch Top
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard Nielsen teak Bookcase display Hutch top for John Stuart. Iten features beautiful wood grain, dovetailed construction, working lock and key, sculpted woo...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen Sideboard or Credenza for Søborg Møbler
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Middlesex, NJ
Cabinet features five pull-out drawers and two tamboured doors. It features a finger joint construction on top and bottom of cabinet.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Sliding Door Teak Cabinet
By Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, Peter Hvidt
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Danish modern Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen teak cabinet, 1950's. Featuring solid Teak construction, beveled edges, upper and lower dovetail joints, sliding doors and one fixed...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak, Mahogany

Danish Modern Teak Secretary Cabinet by Hvidt and Mølgaard-Nielsen
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Danish Modern teak secretary cabinet by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen. Manufactured by Søborg Møbelfabrik in Denmark, circa 1950s. Made from solid teak with drop-down surfa...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Mid-Century Cabinet by Peter Hvidt & Molgaard-Nielson John Stuart, Denmark, 1960
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-century wooden shutters cabinet by Peter Hvidt & Molgaard-Nielson John Stuart - Denmark, 1960s.
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1960s Danish Vintage Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Danish Sideboard of Scandinavian Designers Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard
By Peter Hvidt
Located in Lyon, FR
Danish sideboard from the 1960s designed by Scandinavian designers Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard. Solid golden teak wood structure with a beautiful straight tail assembly. This sid...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Peter & Molgaard Hvidt Rosewood Secretary
By Soborg Mobler, Peter Hvidt
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome, masculine 6-drawer dresser with recessed pulls, topped with drop-front desk fitted with drawer and storage cubicles. On enameled metal legs with rosewood block feet. Retain...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

Soaped Oak Shelving System by Peter Hvidt for Søborg Møbler
By Peter Hvidt
Located in San Francisco, CA
A tall bookcase shown in oak with a soaped finish. Exposed finger joints and adjustable shelves. Designed by Peter Hvidt produced by Søborg Møbler in the original factory.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Peter Hvidt Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

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Peter Hvidt case pieces and storage cabinets for sale on 1stDibs

Peter Hvidt case pieces and storage cabinets are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Peter Hvidt case pieces and storage cabinets there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 17 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of Peter Hvidt's original case pieces and storage cabinets were created in Scandinavian modern style during the 20th century. Many customers also consider case pieces and storage cabinets from Finn Juhl, Ole Wanscher and Johannes Andersen if you want additional options. Prices for Peter Hvidt case pieces and storage cabinets can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$2,900 and tops out at US$13,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$6,500 on average.

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