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Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Style:Mid-Century Modern
'Tomorrow' Floating Executive Credenza by M.F. Harty for Stow Davis, 1974 Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An incredibly rare and special executive credenza designed by M. F. Harty and produced by Stow Davis as part of the 'Tomorrow' collection in 1974; a series of designs that were futur...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Chrome

Mid Century Dresser, Walnut, USA, 1960s
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Mid century dresser, three drawers and one sliding door, behind the sliding door are three interior drawers. Original condition, some scratches and spots.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Wood, Walnut

1970s Italian Birdseye Maple Credenza Cabinet by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A delightful three-door credenza designed by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti entirely in birdseye-maple veneered surfaces, it is a brilliant piece that absolutely glows under the shimm...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Bronze

Modern Sideboard in Wood Marquetry and Gold Stainless Steel & Glass Top
Located in Porto, PT
Modern Art Deco Sideboard in Wood Marquetry and Gold Stainless Steel & Glass Top Rebus Sideboard Rebus Sideboard is a fusion of two historical design styles: Mid Century and Art Dec...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Stainless Steel

RY-26 Sideboard with Cane by Hans Wegner for RY Mobler, 1950s
Located in amstelveen, NL
Amazing RY26 sideboard in oak with teak veneer designed by Hans Wegner for RY Mobler, Denmark. 1950. Rare example of this beautiful sideboard with cane doors. Simple, elegant details...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Oak

Heywood Wakefield Mid Century Wheat 4 Drawer Credenza
Located in Countryside, IL
Heywood Wakefield mid century wheat 4 drawer credenza This credenza measures: 54.5 wide x 19.5 deep x 34 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Wood

Compact Teak and Brass Credenza by France & Søns
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This teak credenza designed by Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen for France & Søns c.1960's, Denmark is an extraordinary piece of Scandinavian design. The credenza features two doors which open to...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Midcentury Brass and Black Wood Italian Sideboard, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Wonderful Italian sideboards of the midcentury, precious in its processing. This sideboards has a very luxurious appearance, due the use of not common materials and the design, in ch...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Birdseye Maple Credenza by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A delightful three-door credenza designed by Giovanni Offredi for Saporiti entirely in birdseye-maple veneered surfaces, it is a brilliant piece that absolutely glows under the shimm...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Bronze

Walnut Console by John Stuart, 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
A console table or sideboard in walnut by John Stuart. Executed in walnut, featuring slopping curves and sudden sharpness. The two top drawers can be used for silverware storage or k...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Walnut Credenza Sideboard in the Style of George Nelson / Herman Miller
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A mid century walnut credenza and two sliding doors having finger pulls in stain black with adjustable shelves inside. The one end has a door with cut in lower handle revealing a sma...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Walnut

Large Martin Eisler Sideboard for Forma in Mahogany
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Martin Eisler for Forma, sideboard, mahogany, glass, brass, seagrass, leather, Brazil, 1950s Rare Brazilian sideboard by Martin Eisler for Forma. The sideboard is structured in tw...
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1950s Brazilian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen Black Lacquered and Brass Credenza
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen black lacquered and brass credenza. In original condition. Wear is consistent with its age and use.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Walnut Credenza by Broyhill
Located in Burbank, CA
Wonderful Mid-Century Modern walnut credenza designed by Broyhill and manufactured in the United States, circa 1960s. This credenza has a modern design where the walnut wood grains g...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Walnut

De Coene 1960s Large Sideboard with Floating Black Base
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage Mid-century credenza by De Coene, Kortrijk, Belgium. Rich stained oak with floating black base. The back is fully finished and can be shown. Two sideboards available with she...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Oak

Small Sideboard by De Coene 1969, Belgium
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage Mid-century credenza by De Coene, Belgium. Rich stained oak with floating black base. The back is fully finished and can be shown. Cabinet with shelves and magnetic door clos...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Oak

Gilbert Rohde Cabinet /Server for Herman Miller, 1937
Located in Hudson, NY
Model #3723 Gilbert Rohde design for Herman Miller 1937 Maidou burl door fronts, mahogany top and and sides and rosewood base restored.
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1930s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Wood

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

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Wood

Greystone Lacquered Credenza with Carrara Marble Detail and Lucite Pulls & Legs
Located in Compton, CA
Our stylish new credenza is a class of it's own. The case is made with greystone lacquer finish and is mixed with a faux marble door and drawer fronts. This wood and stone look combi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Lucite

1970's Arthur Umanoff for Dillingham Olive Burl Wood Credenza Burlwood
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Extraordinary 1970's Arthur Umanoff for Dillingham Olive Burl Wood Credenza Burlwood Description Minimalist modern 6 drawer 1 door credenza in burled olive wood by Arthur Umanoff f...
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1970s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Burl

Stellar Bamboo Buffet or Credenza in the Style of Milo Baughman
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent chest is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Completely installation ready. A fabulous meticulously restored four-door ca...
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1970s Unknown Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Bamboo, Hardwood

Westnofa Style Mid Century Danish Teak 9 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Westnofa style mid century Danish teak 9 drawer lowboy dresser This dresser measures: 75 wide x 18.5 deep x 24.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call ...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Mid Century Modern Florence Knoll for Knoll Green Verde Marble Top Credenza
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A sleek modern classic cabinet designed by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll. It features a dark mahogany case, stainless steel legs and a green marble top. We currently have two ...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Raymond Loewy Free Standing Low Two-Sided Cabinet DF2000
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
One of our favorite designs. This freestanding cabinet can serve as a console, dresser, or even a small vanity. This is a rare version of the Raymond Loewy DF2000 series.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Plastic, Laminate, Wood

Mid Century Modern Broyhill Sculptra Entry Cabinet or Small Credenza
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Vintage Broyhill Premier Sculptra Mid-Century Modern cabinet with drawer Excellent original vintage condition Dimensions: 38.5 W x 28.5 H x 17 D.
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1950s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Wood

Italian Modern Walnut and Glass Top Two-Tiered Low Table, Paulo Buffa Attributed
Located in Hollywood, FL
The glass inset within right angle tapering supports, over a body fitted with three drawers with reeded fronts, on tapering legs literature- Paolo Buffa- I Mobili di Paolo Buffa- a ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Paul Evans Style Lane Brutalist Mid Century Walnut 9 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul Evans style Lane Brutalist mid century walnut 9 drawer lowboy dresser Dresser measures: 80 wide x 20.25 deep x 30.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Walnut

Milo Baughman for Directional Walnut and Ebonized Sideboard Credenza, Refinished
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional mid-century modern sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Milo Baughman for Directional USA, 1960s Gorgeous book-matched walnut, with ebonized legs and accent...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Walnut

Rudolf Bernd Glatzel Sideboard Double Sided Fristho, 1962
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Highly sophisticated and unique custom made sideboard model GLR-230 designed by Rudolf Bernd Glatzel and manufactured by Fristho Franeker, Holland, 1962. This super refined completel...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Danish Modern Teak Sideboard/Hutch by Niels Moller for Gudme Mobelfabrik
Located in New London, CT
Beautiful and high quality Danish teak sideboard / hutch designed by Niels Moller and made in Denmark by Gudme Mobelfabrik. Very unique recessed hand pulls on hutch as well as sidebo...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Mid Century Modern Ebonized Walnut Diamond Front Credenza/ Sideboard
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Mid Century Modern sideboard was realized in the United States, circa 1960. It features a volumetric rectangular body with a reeded apron; diamond front detailing on ea...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Walnut

Vintage Dresser by American of Martinsville
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary 1960's Mid-Century Modern credenza made out of maple wood, is newly stained in a red & ebonized color combination with lacquer finish and has been professionally res...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

French Deco Cerused Oak Sideboard in the Style of Jean-Charles Moreux
Located in Brooklyn, NY
French Deco cerused oak sideboard in the style of Jean-Charles Moreux with two doors that open to reveal two small drawers and two shelves. Comes with two locks and a key. The natura...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Florence Knoll Large Sideboard in Teak and Marble
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Florence Knoll for Knoll International, sideboard, teak, marble, metal, United States, design 1961 Iconic credenza with chromed base and marble top designed by Florence Knoll for ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble, Metal

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wood and Brass Commode Dresser Chest of Drawers
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian 1960s low sideboard, credenza or chest of drawers in elegant and classic wood in its natural graining with great gilt brass details such as the drawers handles side...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Harvey Probber Rosewood Sideboard
Located in New York, NY
Harvey Probber rosewood sideboard credenza. Brazilian rosewood sideboard credenza having three drawers and two cabinets. The Rosewood has a richness in color and grain that defines ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Danish Midcentury Credenza with Tile
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tile front credenza with topper in teak wood grain. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Silvio Cavatorta Mirror Sideboard, Italy, 1958
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Stunning mirror sideboard designed and manufactured by Silvio Cavatorta, Italy, 1958. This highly refined sideboard has a brass structure, the cabinet is made of high gloss lacquered...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Vintage Six Drawer Rosewood Dresser
Located in Redding, CT
Vintage six drawer rosewood dresser. Ample storage with a minimalist look. This rosewood dresser was custom made and is made from solid wood not a veneer.
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Wood, Rosewood

Jens Risom Walnut & Brass Three-Piece Modular Media Cabinet Commode Credenza
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This 3-piece set was delicately restored to preserve the original dark patina and we are beyond elated with the end results. We love this line and have never had them in our clutches...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Knoll Style Marble Top Walnut Credenza
Located in San Francisco, CA
Knoll style marble top walnut two door credenza or cabinet. Having four adjustable shelves and a later added electrical access hole. Supported on a chrome squared frame on adjustable...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Marble

Mid Century Scandinavian Modern Teak Low 6 Drawer Credenza Dresser
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid Century Scandinavian Modern Teak Low 6 drawer credenza dresser. Beautiful designed Low Dresser or Credenza in the style of Børge Mogensen - Light teak wood Veneer with sculpted h...
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Teak, Pine

Danish Teak Tambour Doors Long Credenza Dresser Server with Glass Doors Hutch
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Danish Mid-Century Modern finished back teak long credenza with sliding glass doors hutch.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Glass, Teak

Century Furniture Mid Century Walnut Sideboard Buffet Credenza
Located in Countryside, IL
Century Furniture mid century walnut sideboard buffet credenza Credenza measures: 62 wide x 19.75 deep x 32.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call rest...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Danish Modern Gunni Omann Model 3 Two-Tier Teak Credenza
Located in Wilmington, DE
Danish Modern Gunni Omann Model 3 Two-Tier Teak Credenza Offered is a Danish Modern Gunni Omann Model 3 Two-Tier Teak Credenza . The behind the doors have shelves behind and are ...
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1970s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern 10 Drawers Walnut Gallery Top Dresser Credenza Double Doors
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Fully restored Mid-Century Modern walnut credenza dresser with gallery top, 10 drawers and double doors compartment.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Walnut

Paul McCobb for Directional Mahogany, Brass, and Leather Credenza, Refinished
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern sliding door sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Paul McCobb for Directional and produced by Calvin Furniture USA, 1950s Mahogany, with ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Classic Credenza in Walnut by Mel Smilow
Located in New York, NY
Originally designed by Mel Smilow in 1950 and officially reintroduced by his daughter Judy Smilow in 2013, the solid walnut Credenza with matching doors has a beautifully finished fr...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Walnut, Leather

Italian Modern Palisander 4 Door Credenza, Ico Parisi
Located in Hollywood, FL
This four door credenza has fine herringbone parquetry displayed on both sets of doors, separated by a faux louvered partitian. The four doors open to ample cabinet space on both sid...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood

Paul McCobb for Calvin Sideboard, Server, Credenza with Dual Tri-Fold Doors
Located in Buffalo, NY
Paul McCobb for Calvin sideboard ,server, credenza with Dual Tri-Fold Doors. Stunning grained walnut, Simple, understated elegance. Piano-hinge trifold doors, finished back, brass de...
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1950s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

French Solid Elm Sideboard by Maison Regain
Located in Antwerp, BE
Maison Regain is known for its high-quality wooden furniture. This sideboard is made a quite naïve way, making it very classy, sophisticated, and timeless. It has a very nice and war...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Wood, Elm

Broyhill Sculptra Credenza
Located in Fulton, CA
Mid-Century Modern credenza by Broyhill Furniture. "Sculptra" line circa. 1962. Quality construction with solid oak secondary woods and dovetail drawers. Each cabinet has one fixed s...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Oak, Walnut

Vintage italian rosewood tall sideboard by Claudio Salocchi for Sormani
Located in Milan, IT
This is an extremely rare and refined item from the golden era of italian furniture design. Dating to the mid 1950s and manufactured in Brianza, the land of italian artisans, it is a...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Washburn Mid-Century Style Walnut Credenza - Solid Wood, Four Doors, In Stock
Located in Kingston, NY
New York Heartwoods' contemporary black walnut credenza is influenced by Mid-Century Modern design and fabricated from solid wood, save the ebonized FSC plywood paneled back. Each ca...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Wood, Walnut

Vintage Modern Walnut Server
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A solid Mid-Century Modern server made of Walnut. It boasts 6 drawers with 3 of them hidden behind detailed doors. Tapered legs perfectly accent the piece and allow it to fit into an...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Walnut

Midcentury Paul McCobb 8-Drawer Dresser Credenza #1507 Blonde Maple Brass Pulls
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Vintage midcentury Paul McCobb 8-drawer dresser credenza Planner Group #1507. Beautiful dresser by Paul McCobb circa 1950s Planner Group 8-drawer solid maple polished Brass cone pull...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Danish Modern Brutalist Cabinet / Sideboard in Solid Oak, Made in 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
Low rectangular brutalist sideboard, made in solid oak. Made by unknown Danish cabinetmaker in 1950s A great warm patina and a nice sculptural front design. With a heavy focus...
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Cerused Oak Black and White Eight Drawers Dresser with Brass Pulls
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern cerused oak long dresser with brass pulls. Heavy cone shape turned solid oak legs. Heavy & solid construction cabinet outstanding craftsmanship and condition.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

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Oak