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Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Dieter Waeckerlin High Board in Teak with Seagrass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Dieter Waeckerlin, Behr Möbel, High board, teak, seagrass, Germany, 1950s This rare wardrobe by Dieter Waeckerlin for Behr Möbel (Germany) features a body made of teak with slidin...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Seagrass, Teak

Vladimir Kagan for Grosfeld House Accessory Armoire Cabinet, 1950s, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An incredible rare and highly sought after cabinet by Vladimir Kagan for Grosfeld House, from the 1950s. This fully restored accessory armoire is an excellent collectors example as i...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Walnut

Mid Century English Six Drawer Mahogany Chest with New Black Finish
Located in Troy, MI
Found in England, this circa 1960s mahogany cabinet has six functional drawers with dovetail construction, a new, professionally applied black finish, original brass hardware and dis...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass

Belgian Cabinet in Oak and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cupboard, oak, glass, brass, aluminum, Belgium, 1970s. This very expressive cupboard features a clear rhythm and flow that has been achieved through a thoughtful layout that is p...
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1970s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Aluminum, Brass

Pace Burlwood and Chrome Armoire Cabinet, Italy, 1970
Located in Chicago, IL
Burlwood and chrome armoire dresser by Pace Collection. Designed by Leon Rosen. Italy 1970’s.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Aluminum

Danish Modern Brazilian Rosewood Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A remarkable Danish modern bachelor chest of drawers is hand-crafted out of rosewood, has been newly stained with a lacquered finish, and is fully restored by our team of craftsmen. ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Metal

1950s Paolo Buffa Herringbone Book-Matched Walnut Bar Cabinet w/ Fencing Motif
Located in New York, NY
This rare and stunning Mid-Century Modern bar cabinet was designed by the legendary Paolo Buffa and realized in Italy, circa 1950. It offers a square volumetric body sitting on taper...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Bronze

Vintage Danish Oak Cabinet with Tambour Front, 1950s
Located in Asaa, DK
Vintage Danish stained oak cabinet with tambour front, 1960s Danish modern filing cabinet with vertical sliding tambour door in teak. 10 wide drawers, most with room dividers which ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Oak

White Furniture Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Breakfront Bookcase Cabinet
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern breakfront bookcase cabinet or sideboard with hutch top By White Furniture USA, 1960s Sculpted walnut, with leaded glass doors and original...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Rare French Cabinetmaker Highboard in Sycamore, 1950s
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cabinet, lacquered sycamore, dark stained wood, France, 1955. A rare cabinet by a French master cabinetmaker, designed ca. 1955. The horizontal three dimensional lining in ash c...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Sycamore

Belgium Brutalist Highboard in Blonde Stained Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Highboard, stained oak, Belgium, 1970s. This very evocative cupboard features a clear rhythm and flow established by means of well thought through lay out that is utterly well-ba...
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1970s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Hexagonal Small Cabinet in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cabinet with compartments or side table, teak, metal, Europe, 1960s This petite cabinet is executed in a hexagonal shape and consists of six compartments suitable to store small ...
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1960s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Studio B.B.P.R. Small Cabinet in Walnut and Brass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio B.B.P.R. (Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso, Enrico Peressutti, Ernesto Nathan Rogers), cabinet, walnut, brass, lacquered metal, Italy, 1960s. This delicate small cabinet is ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Danish Cabinetmaker Chiffoniers in Solid Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of cabinets, oak, brass, felt, Denmark, 1940s. This refined pair of cabinets are certainly made by a cabinetmaker who understood how to design a high quality piece of furnit...
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1940s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Vintage Lane Chest Cabinet Storage
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Lane Chest Cabinet Storage Dimensions. 43 W ; 20 H ; 17 D.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Fine Pair of Faux Tortoise and Ebonized Demilune Cabinets, Samuel Marx
Located in Hollywood, FL
The demilune shaped top above a frieze with an ebonized Greek key motif, with a cabinet door with nickel-plated ring pull, on an ebonized plinth, impressed on back "Quigley."
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Italian Mid-Century Wardrobe Cabinet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Venetian 1950 s wardrobe cabinet original condition. Tree drawing of the Venetian scenes on the front. We do not have the shelving for the inside of the wardrobe.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Fruitwood

Henredon Mid-Century Modern Two-Piece Cabinet and Mirror with Gild Medallions
Located in West Hartford, CT
Midcentury iconic Henredon two-piece cabinet and mirror that features gilt medallions and fluted column details on the sides. The mirror can hang above if you like and has dimensions...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Mirror, Wood

André Arbus French 70s Cabinet, Chestofdrawers, Art Deco Style
Located in Valladolid, ES
Gorgeous cabinet or chest of drawer made of mapple wood. Its design follows the refined and elegant lines of Art Deco. The front is divided into two central registers framed by two s...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Studio Cabinet by American Craftsman, US, 1950s
Located in Berlin, DE
One of a kind wooden cabinet that can be also used as a room divider and use it from both sides. All solid American walnut.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Hexagon Mastercraft Style Glass Display Cabinet
Located in Pasadena, TX
72? Hexagon Mastercraft style glass display cabinet Black lacquered brass and glass display cabinet or vitrine. Three adjustable glass shelves. 2 available.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass

Taichiro Nakay Cabinet in Maple and Mahogany
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Taichiro Nakay, cabinet, metal, glass, brass, maple, mahogany, Italy, 1953. This cabinet by Nakay consists of five compartments, supported by a metal frame that has a zig-zag stru...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass, Metal

Mid-Century Modern Burl Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
An unusual Mid-Century Modern style cabinet with a striking Olive Ash burl veneered fitted two-door cabinet raised on a squared brass base. Dimensions: 36" W x 19" D x 35" H.
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Jim Rose Starburst Pattern Cupboard with Chest of Drawers, Steel Art Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a totally functional cupboard is topped with a chest of drawers. It is created from hot rolled steel and found steel. The legs are made from salvaged pipe. The starburst pane...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Steel

Mid Century French Shelving Display Cabinet Bookcase C.1970, Pierre Vandel Paris
Located in London, GB
Mid century French shelving display cabinet bookcase C.1970. PIERRE VANDEL, PARIS: A black and gilt lacquered display cabinet, the frame form superstructure with two glass inset s...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Italian Cabinet in Walnut and Grissinato Wood
Located in Milano, IT
This important cabinet is made by fine Italian manufacture in the ‘50s. It was exhibited at La Permanente Mobili Cantù. The beautiful cabinet is made of fine walnut and grissinato wo...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Large Italian Vintage Shop Counter in Pink and Blue, ca 1960s
Located in Hellouw, NL
Impressive Italian vintage shop counter set consisting of two pieces from ca the 1960s. This set in 'candy colors' features a corner counter in pink with metal and brass feet. The ot...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Henredon Faux Tortoise Cabinets, a Pair
Located in Wichita, KS
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Henredon Asian contemporary style faux tortoise painted two door cabinets with brass hardware, circa late 20th century. Each piece is hand painted and no t...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Handsome Pair Asian Style John Widdicomb Bachelors Chests Mid-Century Modern
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Handsome pair of John Widdicomb Asain style bachelors chests. These are fine examples of the level of craftsmanship and the standards of the John Widdicomb Furniture Company. These p...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Italian Wood, Brass and Glass Cabinet, 1950
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Elegant display cabinet of the 50s with solid wood and brass structure. The display has a double showcase on both sides, that can be opened from the right and the left side. Pecul...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

George Nelson BCS Vanity with Stool
Located in Amarillo, TX
Absolutely amazing early 1950's George Nelson Basic Cabinet Series double sided suspended vanity with different style cabinets on each end and original stool. You could also use this...
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20th Century Central American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass, Steel

Danish Mid-Century Finn Juhl-Style Oak Cabinet
Located in Norwalk, CT
A handsome Danish mid-century tall wardrobe cabinet in fine oak wood. Two cabinet doors, with a functional locking mechanism and key, open to reveal a fitted interior with adjustable...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Luigi Massoni for Guzzini Cabinet in Wood and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Luigi Massoni for Guzzini, wood, glass, Italy, 1960s. This Italian cabinet, designed by Luigi Massoni for Guzzini in the sixties, is executed in dark stained wood and glass. It c...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood

Mid-Century Cabinet in Gabriella Crespi Style
Located in Vilnius, LT
Mid-century asymmetric wood and polished brass cabinet in Gabriella Crespi style. The cabinet has one hidden door and one shelve inside. Beautiful from all sides - no back side. ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Brutalist Style and De Coene Design Wooden Bar Cabinet
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Minimalist And Brutalist Dutch Design buffet with graphic diamond shaped panels doors, geometric and timeless lines, robustness and high quality crafmanship by the De Coene Brothers ...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Executive Credenza
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary 1960s mid-century executive credenza beautifully hand-crafted and has been newly restored and refinished by our team of craftsmen. This long cabinet features a sleek...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Django Cabinet by Frederik Smits
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Unique cabinet by the artist Frederik Smits, Django 2020 Handmade and unique piece, signed and certificated by the artits. Inspired in memphis mouvement Its composed of diferent t...
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2010s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

American of Martinsville Mid Century Walnut and Brass China Cabinet and Hutch
Located in Countryside, IL
American of Martinsville mid century walnut and brass China cabinet and hutch The buffet measures: 60 wide x 16 deep x 25 inches high The hutch measures: 57 wide x 13 deep x 46 i...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Posborg & Meyhoff for Sibast Møbler Cabinet with Six Drawers
By Posborg & Meyhoff, Sibast
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Posborg & Meyhoff for Sibast Møbler, cabinet, pau ferro and steel, Denmark, 1960s This great cabinet is potentially the most beautiful way to organize your files, or to store your i...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Steel

Wonderful Karl Springer Style Bubble Front 3-Drawer Bachelors Chest Midcentury
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful Karl Springer bubble front 3-drawer bachelors chest. We love everything about this super cool fun chest from it's formica finish to the bubble shaped drawer fronts. The pul...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Formica, Wood

American Designer, Cabinet, Painted and Gilt Wood, United States, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A cabinet / dresser designed and produced in the United States, 1950s. Features black-painted and gilt wood.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

1950s Walnut Open Cabinet with Glass Shelving by George Nelson for Herman Miller
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A solid walnut open cabinet or vitrine with three adjustable glass shelves and a solid glass paneled back.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Wall Cabinet, Anonymous, Sweden, 1960s, Pine
Located in Stockholm, SE
Wall cabinet, anonymous. Sweden. 1960s. Pine. Measures: H: 43.5 cm / 1' 5" W: 35 cm / 1' 1 1/2" D: 17.5 cm / 7".
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Pine

Renzo Rutily Mid Century Modern Two Doors Hall Entry Credenza
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice mid century modern two door walnut credenza by Renzo Rutili.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Travertine

Arenson Studios Midcentury Side Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Dramatic design by the acclaimed Florida Avant Garde artist. Fashioned with copper shaded wrapped aluminum. The door panels are embossed with fish. The interior is fabric lined.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Aluminum

Giano Cabinet
Located in Milan, IT
This striking cabinet was designed by Ugo la Pietra and features geometric lines and a unique texture made of natural vertical grooves created by the use of precious Zebrano wood tha...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Zebra Wood

Pair of Guillerme & Chambron Buffets in Stained Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pair of Guillerme & Chambron, buffets, oak, France, 1960s These sculptural cabinets are made by the designer duo Guillerme & Chambron. The piece is executed in solid, stained oak ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Vintage Burl Credenza in the style of Milo Baughman
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage credenza designed in the style of Milo Baughman shows off a beautiful burl wood finish with nine separate drawers for ample storage. Please confirm item location with se...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Burl

Elegant Italian Sideboard with Mirror and Dry Bar in Ash
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Sideboard with big mirror and dry bar, ash, ceramic, glass, Italy, 1950s This three-door sideboard holds a big mirror with rounded edges. The sideboard features three doors of which...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Guillerme et Chambron Cabinet with Graphical Doors in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron, cabinet, oak, France, 1960s The doors of this cabinet catches the eye. Long ornaments with angular ends structure the front in a unique manner. Also the decor...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

1940´S Sideboard-Bar Cabinet Attributed to Paolo Buffa, Oak and Mirror, Italy
Located in Girona, ES
Small sideboard-bar cabinet, solid wood with open-pore treated oak veneered, dark chocolate stained and shellac finishing. Two sets of 3 drawers on either side of a door, opening ont...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Mirror, Oak

Danish Modern Style Rosewood Credenza by Founders
Located in Atlanta, GA
Mid century Rosewood Credenza, designed by Jack Cartwright for Founders, American, circa 1960s. This piece is currently being refinished and will look incredible when completed, as t...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Walnut Platform Cabinet by Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The platform cabinet is a three-door cabinet with a solid American walnut or white oak front and base, with scribed doors. Shown here in Natural Walnut. The Lawson-Fenning Collect...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Italian Mahogany Cabinet Secretary, 1950s
Located in Meda, MB
Precious cabinet secretary produced in Italy in the 1950s, The whole cabinet is veneered in mahogany with a fine solid wood carving in the center of the two doors representing two b...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Mahogany, Maple

1960s Danish Teak Cabinet
Located in Praha, CZ
- very good original condition with minor signs of use.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Michael Taylor "Far East" Credenza by Baker
Located in Highland, IN
A great design in fantastic original condition, this Michael Taylor credenza by Baker Furniture is part of his "Far East" design which incorporates Asian motifs in the designs. The b...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Martin Visser Model KW85 Sideboard Black ‘t Spectrum the Netherlands, 1965
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Beautiful minimalistic and modernist sideboard model KW85 designed by Martin Visser and manufactured by ‘t Spectrum Bergeijk, The Netherlands 1965. This longest version sideboard has...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Paolo Buffa Wardrobe in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paolo Buffa, wardrobe or armoire, oak, Italy, 1940s This rare wardrobe has a subtle decorative character and is created by the talented Italian designer and architect Paolo Buffa ...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

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