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United Furniture Mid Century Brutalist Nightstand
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United Furniture mid century brutalist nightstand This nightstand measures: 27 wide x 17 deep x 25.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vin...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood

United Furniture Mid Century Lowboy Dresser
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United furniture mid century lowboy dresser This dresser measures: 72 wide x 19 deep x 31.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage cond...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood

United Furniture Style Mid Century Credenza
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United Furniture style Mid Century credenza Credenza measures: 63 wide x 19.5 deep x 31.25 high This price includes getting this piece in what we call restored vintage condition. Tha...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Wood

  • United Furniture Style Mid Century Credenza
  • United Furniture Style Mid Century Credenza
  • United Furniture Style Mid Century Credenza
  • United Furniture Style Mid Century Credenza
H 31.25 in. W 63 in. D 19.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Dresser by United Furniture Corporation
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An elegant vintage dresser by United Furniture Corporation, crafted with sturdy mid-century quality and rich walnut. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Dresser, Sideboard by United Furniture Company
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern dresser, sideboard by United Furniture Company. The case having two center doors flanked by three by three drawers with brass pulls. The case sitting on curved leg...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern High Dresser by United Furniture Corp.
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful midcentury highboy dresser made by United Furniture Corporation. Five dovetail joined drawers with one oversized partitioned drawer provide ample room for storage. Sculpted...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood

United Furniture Mid Century Walnut King Headboard
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United Furniture Mid Century walnut king headboard Headboard measures: 80 wide x 3 deep x 36 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condition. That...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Wood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Bedroom Set by United Furniture Co
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern bedroom set includes a highboy dresser, low dresser, two night stands, and two mirrors. Sleek design with unique circular drawer pulls and rectangular c...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Sets

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Walnut

United Furniture Mid Century Walnut Highboy Dresser
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United Furniture Mid Century Walnut Highboy Dresser This dresser measures: 42 wide x 19 deep x 50.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vin...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

United Furniture Mid Century Diamond Highboy Dresser
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United Furniture mid century diamond highboy dresser This dresser measures: 44.25 wide x 20 deep x 49.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Two-Toned Lacquered & Walnut Dresser by United Furniture
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern two-toned lacquered & walnut dresser by United Furniture.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood, Walnut, Lacquer

United Furniture Mid Century Walnut 7 Drawer Highboy Dresser
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United Furniture mid century walnut 7 drawer highboy dresser. Dresser is: 40 wide x 19 deep x 49.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Solid Walnut Frame Rectangular Mirror by United Furniture
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern solid walnut frame rectangular mirror by United Furniture. Item features solid wood frame, beautiful wood grain, clean modernist lines, quality American craftsmans...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Pier Mirrors and Cons...

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Mirror, Walnut

United Furniture Mid Century Walnut and Cane Queen Headboard
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United furniture mid century walnut and cane queen headboard This headboard measures: 60 wide x 2 deep x 40 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call resto...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Cane, Walnut

United Furniture Tiki Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Headboard with Lights
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United Furniture Tiki Brutalist mid century walnut headboard with lights This headboard measures: 80 wide x 4.75 deep x 46.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

United Furniture Mid Century Tiki Brutalist Walnut Gentlemens Chest Armoire
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United Furniture mid century tiki Brutalist walnut gentlemens chest armoire This chest measures: 41 wide x 20 deep x 48.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in wha...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Brutalist United Furniture Dresser Highboy Commode Chest of Drawers Mid-Century
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in West Hartford, CT
Fabulous sculptural walnut mid century/brutalist dresser made by United Furniture company. This piece features iconic lines and great scale with plenty of storage. Note the coveted c...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Midcentury United Furniture Corporation Desk
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
Circa 1970, we offer this Midcentury United Furniture Corporation Desk made in Walnut, recently professionally restored.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Walnut

  • Midcentury United Furniture Corporation Desk
  • Midcentury United Furniture Corporation Desk
  • Midcentury United Furniture Corporation Desk
  • Midcentury United Furniture Corporation Desk
H 31.5 in. W 46.07 in. D 19.3 in.
Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Diamond Front Headboard by United
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut diamond front headboard In the manner of Vladimir Kagan By United Furniture Co. USA, 1960s Measures: 60" W x 2" D x 36" ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Ebonized Sculpted Walnut Diamond Front Nightstand by United
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning mid-century modern diamond front nightstand In the manner of Vladimir Kagan By United Furniture Co. USA, 1960s Ebonized walnut, with unique sculpted diamond fr...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut

Century Furniture Mid-Century Burlwood Side Table
By Century Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Century Furniture mid-century burlwood side table The side table measures: 19 wide x 19 deep x 29.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vint...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables

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Burl

Mid Century Walnut Diamond Front Chest on Chest Dresser by United Furniture
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Mid-Century Modern walnut diamond front chest on chest dresser by United Furniture. Item features 3 dimensional "diamond" drawer fronts, beautiful wood grain, 8 dovetailed drawers, t...
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

United Tiki Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Nightstand
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United Tiki Brutalist mid century walnut nightstand This nightstand measures: 27 wide x 17.25 deep x 25.75 inches high ?All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call resto...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Ebonized Sculpted Walnut Diamond Front Nightstands by United
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning pair of Mid-Century Modern diamond front nightstands In the manner of Vladimir Kagan By United Furniture Co. USA, 1960s Ebonized walnut, with unique sculpted d...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Diamond Front Full Size Bed by United
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut diamond front full size bed frame In the manner of Vladimir Kagan By United Furniture Co. USA, 1960s Measures: 60"W x 81"D x...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Black Lacquered Diamond Front Highboy Dresser by United
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut black lacquered diamond front six-drawer highboy dresser By United Furniture Co. USA, 1960s Measures: 40.13" W x 19" D x 43.75" H. ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut, Lacquer

United Furniture Midcentury Walnut 9 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United furniture midcentury walnut 9 drawer lowboy dresser This dresser is 62 wide x 19 deep x 30 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

United Mid Century Walnut 9-Drawer Lowboy Dresser
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United Mid Century walnut 9-drawer lowboy dresser Dresser measures: 60 wide x 19.5 deep x 32.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condit...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Diamond Front Dresser or Credenza by United
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut diamond front long dresser or credenza In the manner of Vladimir Kagan By United Furniture Co. USA, 1960s Measures: 62"W x 1...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

United Mid Century Tiki Walnut Lowboy Dresser
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United Mid Century Tiki Walnut Lowboy Dresser The dresser measures: 69 wide x 20 deep x 33 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

United Mid-Century Diamond 8 Drawer Walnut Highboy Dresser
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United mid century diamond 8 drawer walnut highboy dresser. This dresser measures: 40 wide x 17.5 deep x 43.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call re...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

United Tiki Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Queen Headboard
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United Tiki Brutalist mid century walnut queen headboard This headboard measures: 60 wide x 1.75 deep x 46.5 inches high ?All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call res...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

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Walnut

Century Furniture Mid Century Burlwood Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Century Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Century Furniture Mid Century Burlwood Dining Chairs - Set of 6 The captain's chair measures: 23 wide x 22 deep x 39.5 high, with a seat height of 18.5 inches and arm height of 24...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Burl

United Style Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Highboy Armoire Dresser
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United style Brutalist mid century walnut highboy armoire dresser The dresser measures: 39.5 wide x 20 deep x 65 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Century Furniture Mid Century Brass and Burlwood Armoire Gentlemans Chest
By Century Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Century Furniture mid century brass and burlwood armoire gentlemans chest The armoire measures: 24 wide x 18 deep x 82 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Diamond Front Nightstands by United, Pair
By Vladimir Kagan, United Furniture Corporation
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning pair of Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut diamond front nightstands In the manner of Vladimir Kagan By United Furniture Co. USA, 1960s Measures: 23"W x 16"D x...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Diamond Front Dresser by United, Refinished
By Vladimir Kagan, United Furniture Corporation
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut diamond front long dresser or credenza In the manner of Vladimir Kagan By United Furniture Co. USA, 1960s Measures: 74"W x 1...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Mid Century Style Mohair Bench
By Mid Century Antiques
Located in New York, NY
Custom integrated leg mohair midcentury style bench, in rich dark charcoal mohair, with buttons and seaming. With chrome legs. This bench was made custom for local designer, was ord...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Chrome

  • Mid Century Style Mohair Bench
  • Mid Century Style Mohair Bench
  • Mid Century Style Mohair Bench
  • Mid Century Style Mohair Bench
H 18 in. W 48 in. D 18 in.
Mid Century Style Mohair Bench
By Mid Century Antiques
Located in New York, NY
Custom made with integrated legs into the body of the mohair midcentury style bench. Upholstered in rich charcoal mohair, with buttons and seaming. This bench is available immediatel...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Nickel

  • Mid Century Style Mohair Bench
  • Mid Century Style Mohair Bench
  • Mid Century Style Mohair Bench
  • Mid Century Style Mohair Bench
H 18 in. W 48 in. D 18 in.
Pair of Century Furniture Chin Hua Nightstands
By Century Furniture
Located in Pasadena, TX
Pair of Century Furniture Chin Hua nightstands Pair of Century Furniture Chin Hua nightstands Pair of Chin Hua nightstands by Century Furniture. Ebonized cases with brass hardw...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood

Low Slung Lounge Chair by Century Furniture Company
By Century Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Great Art Deco Revival low slung lounge chair with cream lacquer frame, brass feet, and upholstered seat and back. The chair is in very good condition, showing only light cosmetic we...
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Mid-20th Century American Post-Modern Lounge Chairs

Oversized Beige Lounge Chairs by Century Furniture Co - A Pair
By Century Furniture
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering One of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a Pair of very comfortable Century Furniture co oversized beige lounge chairs Approximate Measurements i...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Cotton, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Tufted Bench by Meuller Furniture
By Mueller Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique vintage bench features a tufted vinyl upholstery covering the seating surface ensuring comfort. A sturdy chrome cantilevered base provides stability and style. A distinct...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Benches

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Faux Leather

Century Furniture Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Black Lacquered Dining Chairs
By Century Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous set of eight Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie dining chairs By Century Furniture USA, Circa 1970s Sculpted black lacquered walnut, with carved Asi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Walnut, Lacquer

Mid-Century Modern "Stacatto" Night Stands by Lane Furniture
By Lane Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern "Stacatto" night stands by Lane Furniture.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Wood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Teak Hutch by Lane Furniture
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century Modern hutch by renowned furniture makers Lane combines the natural beauty of teak woodgrain with quality craftsmanship and timeless design. A generous amount of dra...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Teak

Vintage Diamond Dresser by United
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful walnut dresser by United Furniture Company, this vintage piece combines radiant natural woodgrain with timeless design and made in the USA quality. Please confirm item loca...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

  • Vintage Diamond Dresser by United
  • Vintage Diamond Dresser by United
  • Vintage Diamond Dresser by United
  • Vintage Diamond Dresser by United
H 30.75 in. W 74 in. D 19 in.
United Style Young Manufacturing Mid Century Walnut and Brass Nightstands, Pair
By Young Manufacturing Company, United Furniture Corporation
Located in Countryside, IL
United style Young manufacturing mid century walnut and brass nightstands, pair Each nightstand measures: 20 wide x 15 deep x 25.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be ha...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

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Brass

Century Furniture Hollywood Regency Black Lacquer and Burl Coffee Table, 1970s
By Century Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency chinoiserie burl wood and black lacquer coffee or cocktail table By Century Furniture USA, 1970s Measures: 43" W x 43" D x 15...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Burl, Lacquer

Mid-Century Modern Lacquered Console Table Lane Furniture
By Lane Furniture
Located in Baltimore, MD
A lovely mid-century lacquer finished console table with smoke glass insert by Lane Furniture. The table displays a high gloss ivory / cream finish with smooth, rounded edges on t...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

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Brass

Century Furniture MCM Brass and Burlwood Armoire Gentlemans Chest - A Pair
By Century Furniture
Located in Countryside, IL
Century Furniture Mid Century Brass and Burlwood Armoire Gentlemans Chest - A Pair Each armoire measures: 24 wide x 18 deep x 82 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had ...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Server by Hooker Furniture
By Hooker Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A piece that combines straightforward classic design with made in USA quality, this walnut server by Hooker Furniture is sure to be a lasting addition to any home or office. Nine dra...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Mirror by Lane Furniture
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This impressive vintage modern mirror features a Brutalist design in the center. A wonderful and unique piece that can be used as a wall mirror or attached to the back of a credenza....
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Night Stands by Stanley Furniture
By Stanley Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern sculpted night stands by Stanley Furniture.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Wall Unit by Lane Furniture
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An incredible walnut Mid-Century Modern wall unit by acclaimed furniture maker Lane. Made in the USA with solid craftsmanship and timeless design, this wall unit is a lasting additio...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Shelves

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Nightstands by Bethlehem Furniture, Restored
By Bethlehem Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of Jens Risom style Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut nightstands By Bethlehem Furniture USA, circa 1960s Measures: 24" W x 18.5" D x 25.88" H. tabletop...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Night Stands

Materials

Walnut

Paul Evans style Walnut Sculptural Credenza Mid-century Modern
By United Furniture Corporation
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous sculptural walnut brutalist credenza made by United furniture company. This piece is very impressive in person with the well sculpted bands in a brutalist style. Tons of s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Mid-Century Modern Serving Cart by Lane Furniture Co.
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome Mid-Century Modern serving cart manufactured by Lane Furniture Company in Altavista, Virginia. Drop-leaf extensions on either side of the tabletop extend the table's surface...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Serving Tables

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Walnut, Laminate

Mid-Century Modern End Tables by Lane Furniture
By Lane Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of single drawer, two-tier chrome and walnut end tables by Lane. A sleek design with a finished back and dovetailed drawers. This pair of vintage modern side tables make the per...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern End Tables

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Headboard by White Furniture Co
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage-modern headboard featuring sculpted walnut frame and cane trim. Manufactured by The White Furniture Company. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Wicker, Walnut

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United Furniture Mid Century Modern For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic united furniture mid century modern available at 1stDibs. Each united furniture mid century modern for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and walnut. If you’re shopping for a united furniture mid century modern, we have 92186 options in-stock, while there are 2859 modern editions to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect united furniture mid century modern — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each united furniture mid century modern bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Hollywood Regency hallmarks is very popular. A well-made united furniture mid century modern has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Milo Baughman, Edward Wormley and Herman Miller are consistently popular.

How Much is a United Furniture Mid Century Modern?

A united furniture mid century modern can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,600, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $475,000.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.