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Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Characterized by bold, clean lines and simple, sturdy symmetries, Scandinavian modernism is perhaps the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with this style was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair and Berlin daybed, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarpaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak.

Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable vintage Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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Style: Scandinavian Modern
Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen Cabinet with Original Green Interior
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen for Seffle Möbelfabrik, cabinet with drawers, oak, brass, Denmark, design 1961 Danish designer couple Tove and Edvard Kindt-Larsen designed this cabin...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Børge Mogensen Oak China Cabinet, Model 232
Located in Madrid, ES
Børge Mogensen cabinet of oak with two doors in the front. Brass keys serve as handles. Inside with shelves and pullout trays. One tray on top lined with green felt fabric. Manufactu...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Danish Modern Rosewood Fitted Tall Dresser by Dyrlund
Located in Fulton, CA
Exceptional and scarce Danish Modern chiffonier or gentlemens chest crafted in rosewood. Beautiful book-matched wood grain exudes fine craftsmanship, quality and design. Tambour door...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

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Rosewood

Swedish Side Cabinet in Rosewood and Brass, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Small side cabinet in rosewood with two drawers and handles in brass. tabletop shows some signs from previous restoration.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Art Deco Cabinet / Secretary, Made by a Danish Cabinetmaker, Early 20th Century
Located in Odense, DK
Rare Art Deco cabinet / secretary in beech and birch. Made by a Danish Cabinetmaker in 1930 - 1940s. Great craftmanship with such Fine details. Beautiful structure and wood grains. T...
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

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Beech, Birch

Mogens Koch Cabinets in Oak for Rud, Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Koch cabinets in oak. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Reverse with paper labels ‘RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/KØBENHAVN/DANMARK.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

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Oak

Cabinets, Pair, Poul Nørreklit, for Georg Petersens, Danish, Modern, 1970,
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
This pair of cabinets is characteristic of Poul Nørreklit. The combination of aluminium and plexiglass with beautifully figured Brazilian rosewood veneers creates signature pieces...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

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Aluminum

Elm Bookcase with Nordens Flora Illustrations
Located in Madrid, ES
Cabinet / bookcase veneered with elm wood from circa 1940's. Two long shelves and two drawers on top, sides with doors behind which are shelves. Later covered with flower illustrated...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

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Elm, Paper

Midcentury Cabinet, Cane Panels in Teak, Designed by Alf Svensson, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Cabinet with cane door in teak. Designed by MAA. Alf Svensson and made by Bjästa cabinetmakers Sweden. Great original condition.    
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Mid Century Brutalist Sideboard in Solid Oak, Danish Cabinetmaker, Made in 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
Rectangular classic sideboard / cabinet in solid oak with plenty of storage. Made by a Danish cabinetmaker in ca 1950s. A nice carved front design. This piece is in a good vintage c...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Tall Swedish Mahogany Cabinet with Four Frontal Doors
Located in Madrid, ES
Mahogany Scandinavian Modern cabinet with four frontal doors, behind which are shelves and pull-out trays, circa 1960. Two trays lined with blue fabric. Keys included. Labelled on th...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Nickel

Chest of Drawers in Teak with Four Drawers, of Danish Design from the 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers in teak with four drawers, of Danish design from the 1960s. The chest is in great vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Midcentury Corner Cupboard in Teak by Højbjerg & Møller, 1960s
By Højbjerg & Møller
Located in Lejre, DK
Corner cupboard in teak designed and made by Højbjerg & Møller. Made in Denmark, great original condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Danish Art Deco Stools, Reupholstered in Josef Frank Fabric from Svenskt Tenn
Located in Odense, DK
A wonderful pair of Danish Art Deco stools, upholstered in fine vintage fabric from Svenskt Tenn, model "Hawaii" from 2015. Designed in 1943 by Swedish Designer Josef Frank. An exclu...
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Rosewood Bedside Tables by Niels Clausen for N.C.Mobler
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A very fine matching pair of these highly prized and hard to find bedside tables, both in great condition. Made from finely figured Santos Rosewood or Machaerium Scleroxylon, they a...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Hardwood

Josef Frank Cabinet for Svenskt Tenn
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Beautiful, elegant and large sideboard designed by Josef Frank. Manufactured by Svenskt Tenn, circa 1940s. Cabinet features four doors concealing one adjustable shelf per compartment...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

1970s Omann Jun Refinished Danish Rosewood Shelving Unit
Located in Knebel, DK
1960s-1970s rosewood shelf unit and cabinet designed and produced by Omann Jun. The unit can be split into a cabinet unit and a shelf unit and can be combined with more units into a...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Glass Cabinet in Rosewood of Danish Design from the 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Glass cabinet in rosewood of Danish design from the 1960s. The cabinet is in great vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Rosewood

Danish Mid Century Rectangular Brutalist Sideboard, Made in Oak, ca 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
Rectangular classic sideboard in solid oak with plenty of storage. Made by a Danish cabinetmaker in ca 1950s. A nice carved front design. This piece is in a good vintage condition. ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Midcentury Rosewood and Glass Vitrine Cabinet by Svante Skogh for Seffle
Located in Stockholm, SE
Elegant rosewood cabinet with vitrine doors and glass shelves by Svante Skogh. Small drawers with beautiful woodgrain. Slender legs give the cabinet a light expression.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Rosewood

Hans Hove & Palle Petersen bookcases produced by Christian Linneberg in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Storage units / bookcases designed by Hans Hove & Palle Petersen. Produced by Christian Linneberg in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood, Lacquer

Oak Cabinet by Borge Mogensen, Sweden 1950s
Located in Berlin, DE
Shelving and storage cabinet in oak by Borge Mogensen.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Oak

Danish Modern Rosewood Media Cabinet by Dyrlund, Denmark
Located in Fulton, CA
A fine rosewood Scandinavian Modern credenza / media cabinet. Exceptional book-matched rosewood tambour doors. Rosewood finish to interior. Adjustable interior shelves and drawer. Me...
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Mahogany and Brass Chest of Drawers by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn, Sweden
Located in Stockholm, SE
Cool mahogany chest of drawers by Josef Frank, with an amazing, playful silhouette. Elegant brass handles.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Kai Kristainsen Rosewood Cabinet with Glass Doors
Located in Oakland, CA
Mid-Century Modern rosewood cabinet designed by Kai Kristiansen and manufactured in Denmark. Crafted of rosewood with adjustable shelves on both sides, and two frosted glass sliding ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Cabinet in Rosewood Produced in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare cabinet by unknown designer. Produced in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

White Montana Module Designed by Peter J. Lassen
Located in Lejre, DK
White Montana module designed by Peter J. Lassen, in great used condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Dyrlund Rosewood Locking File Cabinet on Wheels with Key
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Dyrlund Rosewood Locking File cabinet on wheels. Bottom drawer is set up for hanging files. Rosewood is outstanding and in great shape! No fading, rosewood is rich and graining is ve...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Neb Contemporary Cabinet ‘La Pasticceria’ in Oak Wood by Per Soderberg
Located in Stockholm, SE
This contemporary cabinet by Swedish architect and designer Per Soderberg is handcrafted in Sweden. The cabinet ”la Pasticceria” is inspired by the Classic Milanese pastry shops....
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Martin Nyrop for Rud Rasmussen Cabinets Model ‘6433’ in Solid Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Martin Nyrop for Rud Rasmussen, cabinets model '6433', pine, metal, Denmark, designed around 1905 Graceful cabinets by Danish architect Martin Nyrop. Nyrop designed them for the Co...
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Early 1900s Danish Antique Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Iron

Unique Cabinet in Rosewood and Burlwood Produced in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Unique cabinet in rosewood. Produced in Sweden.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Credenza from Ringvide, Solid Birch or Oak Wood and Veneér, Scandinavian
Located in Visby, SE
Weave W133-natural, white oil Sideboard, made of solid birchwood and laminated birchveneér. Modern yet classic, bold yet modest the cabinet serves as a great example of Scandinavian...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Birch, Oak

Two-Door Storage Cabinet by Bodil Kjaer
Located in San Francisco, CA
Storage cabinet by Bodil Kjaer. A storage cabinet in rosewood with two bypassing doors and an adjustable shelf on each side. The rosewood cabinet has four casters, steel square form...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Teak Locking Tambour Door Filing / Jewelry Cabinet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Danish Modern locking teak filing or jewelry cabinet with pull-up tambour door concealing ten shallow drawers ideal for storing papers, files, and small items. Door functions smoothl...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Axel Bäck Cabinet Produced by Eksjö Möbelfabrik in Sweden
By Axel Bäck
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare cabinet designed by Axel Bäck. Produced by Eksjö Möbelfabrik in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Midcentury Modern Design Dark Wood Cabinet, 1960s
Located in Modena, IT
Midcentury scandinavian darkwood cabinet with internal shelves and drawers adjustable in height, Denmark 1960s Please note that the item is original of the period and this shows n...
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1660s Danish Antique Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Ib Kofold-Larsen for Fredericia Stolefabrik Cabinet with Tamboured Doors in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Ib Kofold-Larsen for Fredericia Stolefabrik, cabinet, teak, beech, Denmark, 1950s. High quality and fine designed cabinet in teak and beech designed by Ib Kofold-Larsen. This cab...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Beech, Teak

Modernist Rosewood Cabinet, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Elegant Swedish modernist cabinet, made from rosewood. Clean lines, neat size, with beautiful woodgrain.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Midcentury Commode in Teak by Kai Kristiansen, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Commode in teak designed by Kai Kristiansen for Feldballe møbler. Great original condition, 1950s.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Pair of Hans Wegner for Ry Mobler Teak Cabinets
Located in Garnerville, NY
Beautiful pair of cabinets designed by Hans Wegner for Ry Mobler, Denmark. Teak veneer construction with solid teak handles. One cabinet contains six drawers with the two top drawers...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

1960s Danish Rungstedlund Mahogany Highboard by Ole Wanscher for Poul Jeppesen
Located in New York, NY
This Danish mahogany highboard or high sideboard, was designed in the 1960s by Ole Wanscher for the manufacturer Poul Jeppesen. Like many of Wanscher's designs, this sideboard combin...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Modern Teak Wall Unit by Ulferts, 1960s
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Scandinavian modern teak wall unit by Ulferts 1960s Large Scandinavian modern modular teak wall unit with cabinets and shelves. This unit consists of three lower modules and three t...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Mid Century Sculptural Sideboard in Solid Oak, by a Danish Cabinetmaker, 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
Large rectangular brutalist sideboard in solid oak with brass handles. Made by a Danish cabinetmaker in ca 1950s. Beautiful sculptural front design and nice warm patina. This piece ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Danish Vintage Sideboard with Tambour Doors in Teak Veneer, 1950s
Located in Hellouw, NL
Charming Danish Vintage Sideboard with Tambour Doors in Teak Veneer from the 1950s. This vintage sideboard has a front and side with two tambour doors. Behind the doors, there are sh...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Rare Bernhard Pedersen Danish Modern Teak Buffet Cabinet Credenza Sideboard Bar
Located in West Hartford, CT
Stunning and rare teak credenza by famed Bernhard Pedersen and Son. Features tambour doors, felt padding inside drawers, great scale and otherworldly Danish Modern lines. Why not own...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Børge Mogensen Scandinavian Modern Set of Teak & Oak Bookcases, FDB, 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
Elegant and simple design by Børge Mogensen from the early 1950s. Made by C.M. Madsen for "FDB-møbler", Denmark. Shelves can be adjusted. Base in solid oak and cabinet in teakwood. G...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak, Teak

Severin Hansen Bedside Tables with Rattan Shelf
Located in London, GB
This bedside table has been relaunched in 2021 by Danish Modern ApS alongside other classic designs from the Severin Hansen archives. All pieces are made to order by hand in Gribskov...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Early 20th Century Art Deco Cabinet, Flamed Birch & Teak, Swedish Grace
Located in Odense, DK
Elegant cabinet in the so-called Swedish Grace style. Base in birch with a teak veenered front, made by a Swedish Cabinetmaker in 1930s. "Swedish Grace had been a brief yet substa...
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Birch, Teak

Danish Rosewood Bedside Cabinets, circa 1960
Located in London, GB
Danish cabinetmaker Bedside cabinets, circa 1960. Pair of rosewood bedside cabinets, produced in Denmark, circa 1960.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Rosewood High Boy Dresser
Located in Garnerville, NY
Danish Modern two piece high boy dresser cabinet. Circa 1965. Four deep drawer base on solid dowel legs supporting a two door cabinet with two adjustable shelves and felt lined drawe...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Birch, Rosewood, Spruce

Black Credenza from Ringvide, Solid Birchwood and Birchveneér, Scandinavian
Located in Visby, SE
Weave W196-Black Black sideboard, made of solid birchwood and laminated birchveneér. Modern yet classic, bold yet modest the cabinet serves as a great example of scandinavian contemp...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Birch

Vintage Palaset Palanox Modular Storage Box Set of 6, Yellow, Finland, 1972
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage Palaset Palanox modular storage box set of 6, White, Yellow, Finland, 1972 Palaset Palanox, multicolored stackable boxes that allow you to build your own shelf, only produ...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal

1940s Swedish Modern Cabinet in the Style of Oscar Nilsson
Located in Hägersten, SE
Swedish modern cabinet reminiscent to the style of Oscar Nilsson. Expertly manufactured by a cabinetmaker in Sweden during the 1940s. Made from teak with brass hinges and inside made...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Danish Modern, Hans Hove & Palle Petersen Shelving Unit in Rosewood, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Rare shelving system with two bookcases, one cabinet and a chest of drawers with beautiful made round handles. Made in Rosewood. Designed by Hans Hove & Palle Petersen for Christian...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Rosewood

Unique Lovö Cabinet by Axel-Einar Hjorth, 1940s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Unique "Lovö" cabinet by Axel-Einar Hjorth with unique leg stand, produced by Nordiska Kompaniet, 1945.   
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Iron

Midcentury Danish Modern Floating or Wall Mounted Nightstands in Teak
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A lovely matching set of nightstands from Scandinavia in the 1970s. These features a wall mounting design and beautiful grained teak wood. Price includes the pair as shown.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Master Cabinet in Teak by Marianne Von Münchow
By David Blomberg, Marianne von Munchow
Located in Hägersten, SE
Cabinet designed by Marianne von Münchow. Made by Master cabinetmaker, possibly at Sala Möbelfabrik. Made mostly of solid teak: doors, legs and sides. Incredibly well made with a lot...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Scandinavian Style Cabinet, Light Grey, Shingles in Pine Wood and limestone Top
Located in Visby, SE
Spåna S80-G Light grey cabinet in scandinavian contemporary style, made to order. Pine veneered structure with a lime stone top. Cleaved shingles of pine is a traditional technique...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Pine

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