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Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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
Mid-Century Modern Plinth Base Chests of Drawers
Located in Southampton, NJ
A striking pair of mid 20th century Modern Chests of drawers with impressive fiery walnut grains finished on all four sides. Three drawers each with floating plinth bases.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

United Style Young Manufacturing Mcm Walnut and Brass 12-Drawer Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
United style young manufacturing midcentury walnut and brass 12-drawer lowboy dresser. Dresser measures: 78 wide x 20 deep x 30.5 inches high. All pieces of furniture can be ha...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century Chest with Hairpin Legs
Located in Countryside, IL
George Nelson for Herman Miller mid century chest with hairpin legs This chest measures: 34 wide x 18.5 deep x 31 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Dresser Designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb
Located in San Diego, CA
This is a unique and dramatic Mid-Century Modern dresser by British-born architect T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings. Designed for Widdicomb in the United States, circa 1950s. It has a striking...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Rosewood and Brass Highboy Dresser
Located in Morgan, UT
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin rosewood and brass five drawer highboy Thayer Coggin, USA 1970s Measures: 36 Wide x 18 Deep x 43.25 High Mid-Century Modern rosewood five dra...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Pair of Mahogany Dresser
Located in Chicago, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar pair of mahogany dresser, five drawer cases inset pulls with fluted sliding doors concealing adjustable shelves, leather wrapped plinths. Dunbar tags on bo...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Leather, Mahogany

Stamford Modern's Stacked Bedside Tables in Silver Ceruse
Located in Stamford, CT
These rustic modern tables are inspired by designer Paul Frankl. Oversized drawer frames and subtly curved fronts feel playfully unbalanced. The sides are also notched to create empt...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Dresser, Sideboard by United Furniture Company
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid-Century Modern dresser, sideboard by United Furniture Company. The case having two center doors flanked by three by three drawers with brass pulls. The case sitting on curved leg...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Triple Dresser in Mahogany Wood
Located in Chicago, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar triple dresser in mahogany wood,1952 Model 5272 features 12-drawer storage with solid turned tapered legs and curved pulls. Label inside drawer, [DUNBAR]....
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Mahogany

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Tall Chest Dresser Armoire Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut tall chest dresser armoire cabinet. Item includes sculpted wood pulls, beautiful wood grain, 2 swing doors, 5 dovetailed drawers, clean mo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Arne Vodder Danish Modern Teak Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
Danish modern teak chest or dresser, designed by Arne Vodder for Sibast, Danish, circa 1960s. Signed inside drawer. Beautiful graining to the teak. It offers a voluminous amount of s...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood, Teak

Tobago Brutalist Mid-Century Walnut 9 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Tobago Brutalist mid-century walnut 9 drawer lowboy dresser Dresser measures: 80 wide x 21.5 deep x 30.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern High Dresser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning Mid-Century Modern highboy dresser. Six spacious dovetail-jointed drawers line the center of the case and are flanked by leather front cabinet doors with adjustable shelving...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Leather, Wood

Midcentury Paul McCobb #1559 Hanging Jewelry Chest Mirror Vanity Maple Brass
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Rare Paul McCobb #1559 small hanging flip up vanity mirror in solid maple construction with maple blonde finish. Very high quality construction with original brass pulls. Made to han...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

Ed Wormley Dresser or Credenza for Drexel Precedent
Located in Denver, CO
A handsome dresser by Edward Wormley for Drexel's Precedent Collection. USA, 1950s. Elm wood with brass-plated zinc handles.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass, Zinc

Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture Far East Collection Cherry Highboy Dresser
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency highboy dresser or chest of drawers By Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture, "Far East Collection" USA, Circa 1960s Gorgeou...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

Dresser in White Lacquered Wood by Pierre Cardin, Original Signature
Located in Milano, IT
Gorgeous white wood chest of drawers designed by Pierre Cardin in the 80's, with signature. The chest of drawers has a linear structure, made of glossy white lacquered wood. The to...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

Mid Century Paul Mayen High Gloss Taupe 6 Drawer Dresser Desk for Habitat
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
6 drawer dresser with center desk Minimalist mid century Paul Mayen high gloss taupe dressers with desk with 6 drawers total for Habitat. High Gloss finish in Taupe. Solid wood const...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Danish Mid Century Modern Rosewood Dresser
Located in Seattle, WA
Gorgeous and highly sought after Danish rosewood dresser. Made in Denmark. Designer unknown. Four drawers. Amazing grain pattern.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Rosewood

Merton Gershun American of Martinsville Walnut Acclaim Dresser & Mirror MCM Era
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Offering a nice Mid-Century Modern dresser or credenza with mirror by Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville. The dresser offers three drawers on each side with aluminum offset ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Aluminum

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Winchendon Modular Ebonized Maple Dresser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, modular dresser system by Paul McCobb for Planner Group, Winchendon features two 24 x 18 x 8.5 inch dressers with signature aluminum ring pulls, that can be posit...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Aluminum

1940's Mid-Century Modern Edward Wormley Dressers, a Pair
Located in Burbank, CA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern pair of dressers for sale. These were manufactured in the 1947, and designed by Edward Wormley for Drexel. They're part of the Precedent series. They have ...
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Elm

Oceanic Sculpted Walnut Highboy Dresser by Pulaski Furniture Co., circa 1969
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fantastic lacquered sculpted walnut 'Oceanic' highboy dresser cabinet by Pulaski Furniture Corporation, circa 1969 which perfectly encapsulates the California surf mentality of ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Formica, Walnut

Long Mid-Century Walnut Dresser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern walnut dresser with nine wide drawers. Features wood handles and cone legs. Location: Brooklyn NY.
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Tiki Style Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Armoire
Located in Countryside, IL
Tiki Style Brutalist Mid Century Walnut Armoire This armoire measures: 39.75 wide x 18 deep x 65 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage con...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Pair of Chest of Drawers in Wood by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Vips Residence
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful pair of wooden chest of drawers made by Luigi Caccia Dominioni in the 70's for the Vips Residence. The chests of drawers are made of wood in lighter and darker shades of br...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood

MCM Jack Cartwright for Founders Furniture Patterns 10 Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Topeka, KS
Vintage MCM or Mid-Century Modern Jack Cartwright for Founders Furniture Patterns 10 walnut chest of drawers or high-boy dresser comprised of 6 drawers with black pulls and a burnt u...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Metal

Art Deco Walnut and Goat Skin Italian School Chest of Drawers, 1930
Located in Rome, IT
Italian Art Deco dresser of the first half of the last century. One can recognize his Italian style, Paolo Buffa, Vittorio Dassi, Osvaldo Borsani. Precious materials that have been u...
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1930s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut, Goatskin

John Stuart Mid-Century Modern Walnut Dresser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Three drawer dresser with book-matched walnut front and tapered brass-capped legs by John Stuart Inc. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.  
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Kent Coffey The Wharton Mid Century Walnut and Stainless 9 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Kent Coffey The Wharton mid century walnut and stainless 9 drawer lowboy dresser Dresser measures: 72 wide x 20 deep x 31.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in wha...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century modern American Of Martinsville 3 drawer Dresser black white
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville 3 drawer dresser black white. All original vintage condition - black lacquer shows wear - white glass and brass knobs. All drawers slide s...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Laminate, Hardwood, Lacquer

Paul McCobb Calvin Group Mid Century Modern Dresser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ten-drawer mahogany dresser with tri-fold doors by from the Irwin collection, Paul McCobb. Exquisite mid-century modern bedroom storage dresser with unique design detail by an iconic...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

George Nelson for Herman Miller Steel Case Series Chest of Drawers Mid-Century
Located in Wilton Manors, FL
George Nelson for Herman Miller steel case series chest of drawers. Measures: 33.5W 17D 29H. Recently painted. Wear on top. Original handles. Labeled.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

Vintage Sarreid Brass Highboy Dresser
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful brass Sarreid highboy dresser with working drawers. Well kept brass accent Highboy with brass pins as well. No major scratches or damages. Has wooden legs.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Milo Baughman Style Mid Century Burlwood and Brass 9 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman Style mid century burlwood and brass 9 drawer lowboy dresser This dresser measures: 64 wide x 18.5 deep x 29 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in wha...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Elegant 1960s Dressing-Table and Make-Up Table Set with Stool
Located in IJMuiden, NL
Dressing-table and make-up table set with stool. This elegant colourful dressing table is a beautiful piece and will complete your bedroom, showroom or hair and or makeup studio. The...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Metal

Vintage Midcentury Pulaski Chrome Diamond Dresser
Located in west palm beach, FL
Vintage MCM chrome diamond dresser. Made by the iconic Pulaski group. A striking diamond design makes this piece really stand out. Matching nightstands also available. Acquired from ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Rosewood Wardrobe
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage wardrobe designed by Milo Baughman in rosewood with brass trim and ebonized shelves. Ample room for storage within a sleek casing. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) wi...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Broyhill Brasilia Walnut Triple Dresser
Located in Clarksboro, NJ
This listing is for a mid-century Broyhill Brasilia walnut triple dresser. Featuring nine drawers for storage, a center door, original Brasilia hardware, and the original tag in the ...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Canadian Brutalist Walnut Armoire Highboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid-Century Canadian Brutalist walnut armoire highboy dresser. Dresser measures: 39 wide x 20 deep x 66.5 inches high. All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restor...
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1970s Canadian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Metal

1950s Italian Lissone Low Console
Located in New York City, NY
Stunning 1950 Lissone low console. With brass handles and sabots with inlay detail.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Tall Mid Century Dresser by Raymond Loewy for Mengel
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A chalk white very well constructed six drawer tall dresser chest with long thin aluminum pulls. By the iconic designer Raymond Loewy who touched most of American life with designs f...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Aluminum

Mid Century Walnut 6 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century walnut 6 drawer lowboy dresser This dresser measures: 64 wide x 20 deep x 31 inches high ?All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condit...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Mid Century High Gloss taupe Lacquer Lane Pair of Nightstands 3 & 2 Drawer
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid Century Pair of High Gloss taupe Lacquer Lane Mid Century High Gloss taupe Lacquer Lane Pair of Nightstands 3 & 2 Drawers. Beautiful condition inside and out. Circa 1970 - (1) 3 ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood, Lacquer

Danish Manufacture, Danish Vintage 60's Chest of Drawers in Wood
Located in Milan, IT
Vintage 1960s Danish chest of drawers. The chest of drawers / dresser has a rectangular wooden structure, with four container drawers. Useful height of container: 9.5 cm Good con...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood

1980s Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An extraordinary vintage dresser in great condition is hand-crafted out of wood professionally restored and refinished by our craftsmen team, this mid-century chest of drawers featur...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Metal

Stylish Vintage Walnut Bedroom Suite with Sculpted Front Detail
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning walnut bedroom set features matching highboy, low dresser, pair of bedside tables, and two dressing mirrors. Sculpted walnut drawer fronts add to the midcentury eleganc...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Credenza
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning Mid-Century Modern danish rosewood credenza. A Classic dresser with (6) drawers for optimum storage. A sleek design perfect for any home, office or bedroom setting. Please...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Metal

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Janus Collection Chest of Drawers, Model 5727
Located in DELRAY BEACH, FL
Chest of drawers designed by Edward Wormley for his Janus Collection for Dunbar Furniture. Made of walnut and expertly crafted. Beautiful joinery details on the corners of the cabine...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

Glenn of California Walnut Dresser by John Kapel
Located in Burbank, CA
Fabulous vintage walnut dresser designed by John Kapel for Glenn of California in the United States, circa 1950s. This dresser is constructed from fine walnut wood that highlights it...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Walnut

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of vintage mid-century modern chest of drawers handcrafted out of mahogany wood and has been professionally restored by our team of expert craftsmen. The dressers are stained ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood, Mahogany, Plywood, Lacquer

Westnofa Mid Century Teak Plinth Base Highboy
Located in Countryside, IL
Westnofa Mid Century Teak Plinth Base Highboy Highboy measures: 48.5 wide x 18.5 deep x 46 high This price includes getting this piece in what we call Restored Vintage Conditi...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Wood, Teak

Sligh Vintage Mid Century Modern 4 Drawer Painted Cerused Bachelor Chest Dresser
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Sligh Vintage Mid Century Modern 4 Drawer Painted Cerused Bachelor Chest Dresser. Item features a cerused distressed finish, 4 dovetailed drawers, solid brass hardware, very nice vin...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Mahogany

Brass Clad Decorative Three Drawers Chest
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Decorative high quality brass-clad 3 three drawers chest on black lacquer base. Heavy solid brass hardware. High sheen polished finish.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

21th Century Modern Vanity Dressing Table Round Mirror Leather & Walnut Wood
Located in Porto, PT
Claire Dressing Table embraced an Art Deco style with curvy and opulent shapes. This eye-catchy modern dressing table owns the promise of enriching any master bedroom design project....
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Brass

Milo Bauhgman Attribution Pair Olive Burl Brown Enamel Dressers Six Drawers MCM
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A super handsome and sophisticated pair of six-drawer dressers or credenzas. They feature well-made and freshly refinished brown enamel cases, with beautifully book matched olive-bur...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Enamel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Nine-Drawer Dresser with Metal Legs
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern dresser features nine hefty drawers with a unique variety of pulls. This one of a kind dresser has unusual splayed and tapered metal legs. Stunning Mid-...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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Metal

Niguel Dresser by Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Niguel dresser features 3 drawers, brass cap feet, and brass inlaid details. The Lawson-Fenning Collection is designed and handmade in Los Angeles, California.         
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

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