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Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. 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.

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, 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 Sarapaneva.

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 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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Swedish Oak Night Table Pair Casino by Engström & Myrstrand for Tingströms 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Great pair of oak veneer night tables model Casino - from the Bra Bohag range designed by Engström & Myrstrand for Tingströms 1960s Sweden. These tables can be used standing together...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Pair of Chest of Drawers in Pine, Made by Danish Cabinetmaker, 1970s
Located in Odense, DK
A pair of chest of drawers, made in pine and with leather handles. Crafted by a unknown Danish cabinetmaker in 1970s. The pair are in a general good vintage condition. Original a...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Chest of Drawers in Teak of Danish Design from the 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers in teak of danish design from the 1960s. The chest is in great vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Upcycled Mid Century Chest of Drawers U-458 by Jiri Jiroutek, Czechoslovakia,60'
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid-century chest of drawers, model no. U-458, designed by Jiri Jiroutek. It was made in the 1960´s and produced by “Interier Praha”. This model associated with world-renowned EXPO 5...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Beech, Plywood

Rosewood Danish Cabinet Svend Langkilde by Lankilde Mobler for Illums Bolighus
Located in New York, NY
Very fine Danish Mid-Century Modern two cabinet in rosewood veneer with brass hinges. Designed by Svend Lankilde produced by Lankilde Mobler for Illums Bolighus. The doors open to re...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Small Chest of Drawers in Teak of Danish Design from the 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Small chest of drawers in teak of Danish design from the 1960s. The chest is in great vintage condition. Measures: H 60 cm, W 58 cm and D 33 cm.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

White Montana Module with 6 Drawers and Two Larger Rooms by Peter J. Lassen
Located in Lejre, DK
White Montana module with 6 drawers and two larger rooms, designed by Peter J. Lassen.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Teak Chest of Drawers Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
1960s teak chest of drawers Very good condition. After renovation. Dimensions: Height 110 cm / width 79 cm / depth 47 cm.
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1960s Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Hans Wegner Cabinet in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans Wegner for Ry Møbler, cabinet, oak, Denmark, 1960s. This cabinet is executed in oak and is typical for midcentury Scandinavian design. It contains two sliding doors which rev...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Two Drawer Chest in Rosewood by Niels Clausen for N.C, Mobler
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This example of the very sought after Clausen cabinet has particularly nicely marked grain and is in great condition. The Rosewood used in this piece is Pau Ferro, A.K.A Santos Rose...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Hardwood

Alf Svensson, Sideboard in Oak and Rattan, Sweden, 1960s
Located in DE
Alf Svensson, sideboard model "Norrland" in oak and rattan, manufactured by Bjästa Möbelfabrik in Sweden in 1960s. Excellent vintage condition with very nice patina and minor signs ...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rattan, Oak

Danish Modern Teak Vanity Dresser Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Interesting midcentury Danish modern flip top chest of drawers, having a flip up top surface which opens to reveal divided storage spaces, over three deep storage drawers. Selling in...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Chest of Drawers by Arne Vodder
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Chest of drawers in teak with round legs of steel and teak. Maker Sibast Furniture.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Hand-Painted Birch Cabinet, 1960s
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This modernist, high cabinet was made in Scandinavia in the 1960s. The cabinet has been finished with birch with an irregular, strong and intricate grain and a brown-earth color. Thi...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Birch

Drawing Cabinet in Oregon Pine by Mogens Koch
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Drawing cabinet in Oregon pine with eight drawers. Maker Rud. Rasmussen.
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1930s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Ove Feuk Black Scandinavian Modern Chest of Drawers
Located in Kramfors, SE
Black Scandinavian Modern chest of drawers by Ove Feuk for Nordiska Kompaniet. The chest is of the model 013 and from the 1960s to 1970s. Marked on the inside. The chest has 9 drawer...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Fully Restored Midcentury Sideboard U-452 by Jiří Jiroutek, 1960s, Czechoslova
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Midcentury sideboard-cabinet, catalogue No. U-450, designed by Jiri Jiroutek. It´s made of beechwood, veneer, plywood and laminate. In excellent condition, fully refurbished. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Laminate, Plywood, Beech

Arne Wahl Iversen Planter, Scandinavian Design, 1960s
Located in Lyon, FR
Planter made of teak by Arne Wahl Iversen Minor damage on the top (see photos).
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Kai Kristiansen Bow Fronted Brazilian Rosewood Chest of Drawers
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
Wonderful little Brazilian rosewood chest of Drawers by Kai Kristiansen. An elegant bow fronted design with beautifully detailed drawer pulls. Very attractive and unusual whorled gra...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

Chest of Drawers by Niels Clausen for NC Möbler, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Lovely chest of drawers by Niels Clausen for NC Möbler, Denmark, 1960s. Often presented in teak or rosewood, our chest is made out of oak. Two drawers with scalloped pulls and solid ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Petite Danish Modern Oak Chest
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Diminutive Danish Modern three-drawer chest in stained oak veneer with turned, tapered legs and carved, inset square drawer pulls. Given its small size, it is suitable for entryway /...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Axel Larsson Kidney Shaped Bureau Produced by Bodafors in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare freestanding kidney shaped bureau attributed to Axel Larsson. Produced by Bodafors in Sweden.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Mid Century Large Danish Drawing Cabinet, Made in Pine and Beech, 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Mid century large Danish blueprint / drawing cabinet, made in pine and beech, 1960s. Contains four deep drawers, perfect suited for paintings. Provience; Danish designer John O...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Beech, Pine

Chest of Drawers in Rosewood by Kai Kristiansen for Aksel Kjersgaard, Denmark
Located in Goteborg, SE
Chest of drawers in rosewood by Kai Kristiansen for Aksel Kjersgaard, Denmark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

Danish Hardwood Chest of Drawers by Svend Langkilde for Langkilde Mobler
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A beautifully marked chest of the highest quality and of super stylish design. Designed by Svend Langkilde and produced by Lankilde Mobler in the 1960s and in superb condition.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Hardwood

Bedside Table with Drawers in Teak of Danish Design by Pbj Furniture
Located in Lejre, DK
Bedside table with drawers in teak of Danish design manufactured by PBJ Furniture in the 1960s. The table is in great vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Danish Vintage Chest of Drawers by P. Westergaards Møbelfabrik, 1960s
Located in Hellouw, NL
Nice Danish vintage chest of drawers by P. Westergaards Møbelfabrik in Rosewood Veneer from the 1960s. The chest of drawers has four drawers and is fitted with round legs. A very pra...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

Diminutive 4-Drawer Stand, Made in Denmark, Two-Tone, Birch and Teak
Located in Buffalo, NY
Diminutive 4- dawer stand, made in Denmark, two-tone, birch and teak, Classic scandinavian style, stunning wood graining, unusual leg design.
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1960s Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch, Teak

Midcentury Chest of Drawers in Teak, Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers in teak, designed and made in Denmark. Great original condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak, Teak

Scandinavian Bengt Lindeqrantz Rosewood Marquetry Chest with Meander Motif
Located in New York, NY
Bengt Lindeqrantz rosewood veneer, 3 drawer chest with a floral marquetry “:meander” design and ring pulls. Designed in Gothenburg, Sweden, circa 1928. Measures: Width: 39.5", Dep...
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Early 20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Bronze

Danish Teak Designer Chest of Drawers with Four Drawers, 1960s
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
A beautiful chest of drawers from Denmark made of teak. The case was probably produced around the 1960s. This cabinet has four drawers for easy storage of your things. The drawer ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Axel Larsson Bureau by Bodafors in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare bureau designed by Axel Larsson. Produced by Bodafors in Sweden.
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Chest in Pine, Sweden, 1970s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Anonymous. Produced in Sweden, 1970s.
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1970s European Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Sideboard, Model FK 100, of Santon Rosewood Designed by Fabricius and Kastholm
Located in Lejre, DK
Sideboard, model FK 100, of Santon rosewood and black sliding doors, designed by Fabricius and Kastholm, and manufactured by Lange Production. The item is in great vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

Midcentury Chest of Drawers in Oak by Kai Kristiasen, Danish Design
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers in oak. Designed by Kai Kristiasen and made by Aksel Kjærsgaard cabinetmakers. Great original condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Low White Montana Module with Four Smaller Rooms, Designed by Peter J. Lassen
Located in Lejre, DK
Low white Montana module with four smaller rooms, designed by Peter J. Lassen.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Bureau by Kai Kristiansen for Aksel Kjersgaard, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Bureau / small sideboard model 394 by danish designer Kai Kristiansen. Produced by Aksel Kjersgaard, Denmark, 1960s.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Teak Chest of Drawers, Danish Design
Located in Chorzów, PL
Chest of drawers made of teak wood comes from Denmark from 1960s. Very good condition, under the process of renovation.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Secretary by Kai Kristiansen for Torring / Hjn Møbler, Denmark, 1960’s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Lovely secretary ‘Model No. 63’ designed by Kai Kristiansen for Torring / HJN Møbler, Denmark, 1960’s. This cabinet is made out of teak and features a drop-down desk top revealing th...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Mogens Koch Chest of Drawers for Rud. Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Koch chest of drawers of oregon pine. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Danish Midcentury Chest of Drawers, P. Westergaard
Located in London, GB
Classic midcentury design by Westergaard. 7 drawer tall chest, Denmark circa 1960. In very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Hardwood, Walnut, Plywood

Fully Restored Mid Century Sideboard U-450 by Jiří Jiroutek, 1960´s, Czechoslova
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century sideboard-cabinet, catalogue No. U-450, designed by Jiri Jiroutek. It´s made of beechwood, veneer, plywood and laminate. In excellent condition, fully refurbished. The...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Laminate, Wood, Beech, Plywood

Ib Kofod-Larsen 12 Drawer Cabinet
Located in Highland, IN
Designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Brande Møbelfabrik, this teak 12 drawer cabinet is beautifully constructed with dove-tailed drawer fronts with recessed pulls. It is perfectly suited ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Pair of Midcentury Chest of Drawers in Rosewood by Henning Korch, 1950s
Located in Lejre, DK
Pair of chest of drawers in rosewood. Works well as nightstands or side tables. Designed by Henning Koch, in the 1960s. Great condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Borge Mogensen Eight Drawer Teak and Oak Dresser
Located in Garnerville, NY
Borge Mogensen for Soborg Mobler teak and oak eight drawer dresser. Teak cabinet with a solid oak base. Circa 1960. Signed on back. Good overall condition with minor wear from age an...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak, Teak

Martin Nyrop Cabinet, Rud. Rasmussen, Model "6433" in Solid Pine, Danish Modern
Located in Odense, DK
Large cabinet by Danish architect Martin Nyrop (1849-1921) for cabinetmakers Rud. Rasmussen in 1905. Model '6433' in solid pine. This cabinet was designed for Copenhagen City hall ...
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Early 1900s Antique Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Danish Chest Of Drawers, Svend Langkilde
Located in London, GB
A fine tall chest of drawers by Langkilde, Denmark circa 1960. Superb piece of slick Danish design and very well made.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut, Plywood

Swedish Modern Mid-Century Teak Four Drawer Chest or Nightstand by Bodafors
Located in Atlanta, GA
Swedish modern mid-century four drawer chest/night stand in beautiful teak. Produced by Bodafors in the 1960's, this gorgeous chest was designed and constructed to the highest standa...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Teak

Midcentury Chest of Drawers in Rosewood, Tile Top by Royal Copenhagen
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers in rosewood decorated with tiles by Royal Copenhagen. Designed by Severin Hansen and made by Haslev Furniture, Denmark. Great original condition, circa 1960.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

Chest of Drawers in Rosewood of Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers in rosewood of Danish design from the 1960s. The chest is in great vintage condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Rosewood

Birch Chest of Drawers by Axel Larsson
Located in Stockholm, SE
Amazing functionalist chest of drawers by Axel Larsson, made in from birch with round darker wood knobs on the drawers. Clean lines, chunky square legs.
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1930s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Birch

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 Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Midcentury Chest of Drawers in Oak Designed by Børge Mogensen, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers in oak, designed by Danish architect Børge Mogensen for Karl Andersson cabinetmakers. Made in Sweden in the 1960s. Great original condition.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Danish Modern Chest of Drawers in Teak and Oak by Vilhelm Wohlert, 1958
Located in Odense, DK
Rare and important chest with four drawers in teak designed by Vilhelm Wohlert in 1958 and manufactured at Næstved Møbelfabrik, Denmark. The minimalistic design features beautifully ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak, Teak

1950s Vintage Scandinavian Rosewood Side Table with Four Drawers
Located in Malaga, ES
Vintage scandinavian 50's rosewood side table with four drawers.
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Rosewood

Scandinavian Design And Midcentury Style Elm Wood Chest of Drawers
Located in Tourcoing, FR
Scandinavian look and vintage midcentury style for this chest of drawers with sober lines, refined, graphic and harmonious composed of six drawers, nice work on carved wood combining...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Danish Modern Teak and Brass X-Form Chest
Located in Berkeley, CA
This Danish modern midcentury teak chest offers a stunning form! The chest holds a single drawer with brass half-moon pulls. A raised lip runs the sides. A phenomenal X-form base sup...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

3 Drawer Chest, Scandinavian Design by Eric Gizard, 100% Made in France
Located in Landivy, FR
This 3 drawer chest in solid and veneer ash wood is designed by famous parisian Designer Eric Gizard The drawer Kubre itself (without the feet height) is Width 90 cm / 35.4'' x He...
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2010s French Scandinavian Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Ash, Lacquer