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John Stuart Furniture

American

Grand Rapids, Michigan, was once known as “Furniture City” for its local mass-production industry that flourished from the mid-19th century into the early 20th century, led by furniture manufacturers like John Stuart. Stuart’s eponymous company, which would build showrooms in New York and Philadelphia, designed and sold elegant reproductions of various furniture styles, including 18th-century French and English furniture as well as what we now call mid-century modern home furnishings built by European craftsmen in the entrepreneur’s Grand Rapids factory.

In 1845, a British cabinetmaker named George Widdicomb arrived in New York before moving to Grand Rapids. There he set up a small cabinet shop in 1857 with a dozen craftsmen, including his son John Widdicomb. The store quickly found success due to Widdicomb’s English training and the dearth of other quality furniture makers in the region. Toward the end of the 19th century, Grand Rapids had earned an international reputation as a leader of American furniture manufacturing, and while the Widdicomb family would navigate some difficulty after the Civil War, they emerged anew as Widdicomb Brothers and Richards, and then the Widdicomb Furniture Company. Widdicomb’s son started his own company in 1897, the John Widdicomb Company, and in 1929, the Grand Rapids–born John Stuart joined the company as a director.

Stuart, who had been in the furniture industry since 1913, was named president of John Widdicomb Company in the early 1940s and by then had formed John Stuart, Inc., with partner Herbert M. Rothschild. John Stuart, Inc.’s offerings included oak buffets and other dining-room furnishings crafted in the Tudor and Elizabethan styles, with cabinet doors and drawer fronts characterized by meticulously carved natural-world motifs and other decorative flourishes. Stuart also oversaw the design of reproductions of sophisticated walnut and mahogany Queen Anne side tables and dining chairs, with the latter marked by pronounced, vase-shaped curves in the back splats and cabriole legs. In 1952, the manufacturer and distributor’s founder sold the business, including the right to trade under his name, to the John Widdicomb Company.

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Creator: John Stuart
John Stuart Walnut and Aluminum Night Stand
By John Stuart, John Stuart Inc.
Located in Garnerville, NY
Signed John Stuart, Grand Rapids, MI and NY walnut and brass finished aluminum legs. Two "floating" drawers with large open bottom shelf area. Signed with white John Stuart label in ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Aluminum

Vintage Pair John Stuart Burl Wood Night Stands Chests Credenza Drawers
By John Stuart
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage pair of oversized night stands, chests, drawers, credenzas by John Stuart, burl wood. John Stuart labels are shown in picture. One cabinet has 3 drawers, the other has a shel...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Wood, Burl

Mid-Century Modern End Table by John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern end table was designed by John Stuart. Sleek design has a round top with wood grain running in different directions. The unique ebonized frame features ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Wood

Authentic Vintage Set of 8 John Stuart Cane Chairs
By John Stuart
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 6 side chairs plus 2 matching armchairs, upholstered in black leather with a beautiful sheen and featuring airy canning. It has original stamp John Stuart, New York Grand Rapi...
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1940s American Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

John Stuart Two-Drawer White Lacquered Campaign Wood Desk with X-Chrome Base
By West Michigan Furniture Co., John Stuart
Located in North Miami, FL
This newly restored vintage John Stuart campaign 2 drawer desk and or writing desk is white lacquered over wood with chrome handles and 2 X-frame bases. It was manufactured by the We...
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1970s American Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Chrome

Elegant Pair of Mid-Century Modern Teak Side Tables or Nightstands
By France & Søn, John Stuart
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Elegant matching pair of Mid-Century Modern teak side tables or nightstands by France & Son. High Quality construction Teak side tables or nightstands.Solid teak and Brass screws - b...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Teak

John Stuart Style Rounded Lounge Chair in Custom Red Leather
By John Stuart
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
John Stuart style rounded lounge chair in custom red leather. Clean, bright frame with rich red leather upholstery and accent pillow.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Chrome

High Back Lounge Chair by Hvidt and Molgaard, Nielsen
By John Stuart, Hvidt & Mølgaard
Located in New York, NY
Dramatic high back version of the iconic Hvidt - Molgaard lounge chair, made by France and Daverkorsen, distributed by John Stuart Inc. This example is in very fine, original, untouc...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Upholstery, Teak

Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Cabinet
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modern highboy by John Stuart features brass pulls, sturdy sculpted legs, and many drawers for storage. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Wood

John Stuart Chippendale Mahogany Highboy Dresser, Newly Refinished
By John Stuart
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous English Chippendale style five-drawer highboy dresser By John Stuart USA, circa 1950s Mahogany, with original brass hardware. Measures: 35" W x 20.88" D x 50.2...
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Mid-20th Century American Chippendale John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Rosewood Desk by Finn Juhl
By Finn Juhl, John Stuart, France & Søn
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Gorgeous mid-century Danish modern Technocraft rosewood executive desk designed by Finn Juhl for France & Son. Beautiful choice grain throughout this well cared for masterpiece. Top ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Chrome

John Stuart Light Walnut Eight Drawers Long Dresser
By John Stuart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern long 8 drawers vintage dresser by John Stuart.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of Five Drawer Dressers by John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With beautiful dovetailed edges and five large drawers, this Mid-Century pair of walnut dressers by John Stuart are built in the USA with vintage craftsmanship. Please confirm item l...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Danish Modern Daybed by John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An elegant vintage day bed by John Stuart, with woven sides and upholstered cushions. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Milo Baughman Style Black Lacquer and Rosewood Dresser, Mid-Century Modern
By West Michigan Furniture Co., John Stuart
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A long black lacquer and rosewood dresser in the style of Milo Baughman. Consists of six drawers with a center cabinet including three smaller drawers. Chrome trim and handles are c...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tall Display Cabinets for John Stuart
By John Stuart, Drexel
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of nice mid-century modern bleached or cerused walnut wall units curio cabinets for John Stuart. Solid brass hardware. Interior cabinets lights.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Exquisite Bookmatched Elm and Mahogany Cabinet by John Stuart, circa 1940
By John Stuart
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent chest is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and completely installation ready. A st...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

1950s John Stuart Teak Wood Tall Dresser
By John Stuart
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1950s John Stuart teak wood seven drawer tall deesser with black metal pulls. The dresser drawers measure from 4”-6”H for lots of storage. The drawer interiors are solid oak ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Ole Wanscher Lounge Chair with Ottoman by John Stuart
By Ole Wanscher, John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This slat back walnut lounge chair by Ole Wanscher for John Stuart comes complete with ottoman and flannel style tweed cushions. Stylish sculpted armrests accent it's comfortable des...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

Mid-Century Modern Walnut and Brass Chests by John Stuart, Pair
By John Stuart
Located in Kennesaw, GA
These are a great size with clean lines. This is a pair of midcentury modern walnut on brass based chests by John Stuart. They have three doors. They are marked. The only negative is...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

John Stuart for Janus Collection Walnut Highboy Dresser, Fully Restored
By Mount Airy Furniture Company, John Stuart, Janus Collection
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A beautifully restored highboy dresser by John Stuart for Janus Collection by Mount Airy Furniture Company. This classic 1960s design is accented by hourglass shaped alternating vene...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Classic Pair of Mahogany Bedside Tables by John Stuart, United States, 1960s
By Mount Airy Furniture Company, John Stuart
Located in New York, NY
United States, 1960s Pair of Janus midcentury nightstands by John Stuart for Mt. Airy, in mahogany stains wood with brass pulls. Measures: 22" W x 27" D x 22" H.  
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Walnut, Bachelor Three-Drawer Chest or Dresser
By John Stuart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice mid century walnut bachelor chest by John Stuart.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Peter Hvidt "Pinwheel" Tables
By Peter Hvidt, John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Complete set of six teak Model 523 tables, designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen, imported by John Stuart. The clever design allows for the tables to be used as singular ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Elegant Restored Pair of Modern Maple Chests by John Stuart, circa 1950
By John Stuart
Located in Atlanta, GA
A stunning restored pair of modern chests by John Stuart, circa 1950. The sleek clean design is clearly influenced by the Florence Knoll case production of the same period. Expertly ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Maple

Beautiful and Sophisticated John Stewart Mid-Century Modern Tall Highboy Dresser
By John Stuart
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Wow all original finish and in amazing condition. Mid-Century Modern highboy dresser designed by John Stuart for Johnson Furniture Co. in the United States, circa 1960s. Pure style a...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Magnificent Pair of Modern Commodes by John Stuart, circa 1940
By John Stuart
Located in Atlanta, GA
This majestic pair of commodes have undergone a meticulous complete restoration. The chests may be re-lacquered in another Ben Moore color in advance of shipment, if another color is...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Pair of John of Finn Juhl Stools For John Stuart in White Alpaca
By John Stuart
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Finn Juhl stools for John Stuart, the concave seats resting on ruddy colored wood newly upholstered in white alpaca with manufacturer's label on the underside.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

John Stuart Walnut 4 Drawer Bachelor Chest Small Dresser
By John Stuart, Henredon
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern John Stuart petit credenza 4 drawers bachelor chest dresser.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Midcentury Sofa or Daybed by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
By Peter Hvidt, Hvidt & Mølgaard, John Stuart, France & Søn
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Iconic mid century sofa or daybed in teakwood with chromed details. All hardware and springs are present. Cushions are available as a template but should be recovered. A day bed or s...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Steel, Chrome

John Stuart Chrome Arm Vintage chairs Desk Lounge Dining Mid-Century Modern
By John Stuart
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Mid Century Modern John Stuart chrome armchairs with stickers underneath, pictures. The chrome is in good condition however the original upholstery will need to be replaced. ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Chrome

Pair of Rosewood Front Nightstands by John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This pair of vintage nightstands by John Stuart includes dovetailed drawers, ebonized surfaces, chrome accents, and radiant rosewood fronts for timeless Mid-Century Modern style. Ple...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Rosewood End Table
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning John Stuart vintage modern end table. The unique two-tier design offers plenty of room for storage with a sleek overhang on top. Gorgeous rosewood grain, rounded edges on th...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Rosewood

1960s John Stuart French Provincial Style Console Sofa Table or Desk
By John Stuart
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Midcentury French Provincial style console sofa table by John Stuart. Base features a white painted finish with curved cabriole legs and one single drawer. Top is stained wood. Table...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

John Stuart Mid-Century Modern Walnut Extension Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By John Stuart, Mount Airy Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern walnut extension dining table By John Stuart for Mount Airy "Janus Collection" USA, 1960s Measures: 62" W x 42" D x 29.5" H. Extends up to ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

1950s Brown Birch Sideboard by Paul Frankl 'b'
By Paul Frankl, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, John Stuart
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Sideboard in birch, brass details by Paul Frankl, USA, 1950. The sideboard designed by Paul Frankl in birch has ten drawers in two different sizes. The small drawers are internall...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Magnificent Rare Modern Commode by John Stuart, circa 1940 - Pair Available
By John Stuart
Located in Atlanta, GA
This majestic commode has undergone a meticulous complete restoration. The chest may be re-lacquered in another Ben Moore color in advance of shipment, if so desired. A stellar ex...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Rare American Midcentury Walnut Armchair by John Stuart
By John Widdicomb, John Stuart
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare American midcentury walnut armchair by John Stuart. Beautifully carved armrests, fluted legs with brass sabots and attractive dowel rod backs. Extremely comfortable. An...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

John Stuart American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chair
By John Stuart
Located in New York, NY
John Stuart American Mid-Century Modern rocking chair, wood frame with red tufted upholstered cushion seat and back, label affixed to frame. Measures: 29.5" H x 24" W x 28" D. Losses...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Paul Frankl Dresser and Nightstand for Johnson Furniture, 1950s
By Johnson Furniture Company, Paul Frankl, John Stuart
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fantastic 1950s ten-drawer double dresser and nightstand was designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture and retailed by John Stuart during the 1950s. Crafted from a beautiful...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Metal

Unique Mid-Century Cabinets by John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Chic and stylish cabinets by John Stuart. This pair of cabinets feature rich walnut wood with hairpin legs. Originally designed for use as night tables, these can also work as end or...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Dresser
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage dresser is part of a four-piece set by John Stuart that features a wonderful light natural finish, tapered brass legs, and a variety of options for functional ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

Danish Modern Teak "Minerva" Sofa by Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen
By Peter Hvidt, Orla Vagn Mogensen, John Stuart
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A wonderful sofa from Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen's "Minerva" collection, this form is actually rather uncommon with the integral side-table on the left. It can be transiti...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Chrome

Renzo Rutili Birds Eye Maple Night Stands
By Johnson Furniture Company, John Stuart, Renzo Rutili
Located in New York, NY
Pair of custom finished nightstands featuring bleached birds eye maple with a pearl grey stain sitting on mahogany stands. Nightstands have 2 drawers with original hardware in a brus...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Birdseye Maple, Mahogany

Pair of Midcentury France and Son Adjustable Lounge Chairs by John Stuart
By France & Søn, John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful pair of vintage modern lounge chairs feature a sculpted teak frame with an adjustable seat and backrest for maximum comfort. Sleek design with two overstuffed removabl...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Teak, Upholstery

John Stuart Mid-Century Modern Teak and Ebonized Dining Table, Newly Refinished
By John Stuart
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional mid-century modern extension dining table By John Stuart USA, 1950s Book-matched teak wood top, with ebonized banding and legs and brass-capped feet. Measu...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Janus Collection Mount Airy Sideboard Hutch by John Stuart
By John Stuart, Mount Airy Furniture Company
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Rare Designer John Stuart for Mount Airy Lodge Sideboard This is the definition of Mid-Century Modern. A true muted walnut finish so impressive of that era. An important historica...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Pair of Black Lacquer Mahogany Mid-Century Modern Bachelor Chests
By George Nelson, John Stuart
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of Mid-Century Modern black lacquer mahogany bachelor chests dresser by John Stuart.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Mahogany

Walnut Console Table by John Stuart, 1950s
By John Stuart
Located in Stamford, CT
A console table executed in walnut by John Stuart, circa 1950-1959. Completely restored, featuring two drawers and side doors that open up to reveal shelving. Other designers fro...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Mid-Century John Stuart Mirrored Vanity Desk with Bench
By John Stuart
Located in Forney, TX
A rare Mid-Century Modern painted white mirrored vanity desk and bench by legendary American luxury designer John Stuart. Circa 1950 The sensational John Stuart designed demilune ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Walnut Dresser by John Stuart,1950s
By John Stuart
Located in Stamford, CT
A beautiful dresser executed in walnut, by John Stuart, circa 1950-1959. Features six side drawers, the center door opens up to reveal additional drawers, providing ample storage cap...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

John Stuart 1950s Danish Drop-Leaf Rolling Bar Server
By John Stuart
Located in Miami, FL
REDUCED FROM $1,500....A John Stuart Danish import, this walnut server or bar has a white laminate top with drop leaf ends, a centre drawer and an inset glass stretcher shelf near th...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Laminate, Walnut

John Stuart Credenza with Marble
By John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bert England designed long cabinet with brutalist style front and white marble top. Cabinet storage with drawers and accenting brass base. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ -...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Marble

John Widdicomb for John Stuart Olivewood Burl Parsons Dining Room Table
By John Stuart, John Widdicomb
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant John Widdicomb burl wood dining table purchased through John Stuart. A famous table indeed and so iconic of the period. The burl at top looks like a work of art. While the ta...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Burl

Rare and Exceptional Mid Century Walnut Four Seat Sofa from John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A phenomenal mid century wood framed sofa originally purchased from John Stuart in New York City in 1959. Elegant frame with slightly angled arms ending in one piece with the legs- s...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Walnut

Modern Lacquered Writing Desk with Brass Accents by John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in Dallas, TX
A timeless vintage piece, this midcentury writing desk feels glamourous, manufactured for John Stuart Inc. Adorning its exterior of glossy black lacquer, paired with bright brass acc...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage John Stuart Furniture

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Brass

John Stuart Burlwood and Glass Wall Unit
By West Michigan Furniture Co., John Stuart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This striking Mid-Century Modern metal, glass, and burl wood wall unit makes an impressive vintage modern storage and display unit for home or showroom interior. Rich vintage burl wo...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Metal

Beautiful Mid-Century Black Lacquer and Rosewood King Headboard for John Stuart
By John Stuart
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful black lacquer and rosewood bed headboard in wonderful condition for John Stuart. All black with rosewood and chrome details. Fits a king sized mattress. Bed headboard only ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern John Stuart Furniture

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Wood

John Stuart furniture for sale on 1stDibs

John Stuart furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our John Stuart collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 166 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by John Stuart were created in North America during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture from Kipp Stewart, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group) and Glenn of California if you are looking for additional options. John Stuart furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $500 and tops out at $52,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,800 on average.

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