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Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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 Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Chrome

21th Century Modern Vanity Dressing Table Round Mirror Leather & Walnut Wood
Located in Porto, PT
Contemporary Vanity Dressing Table Round Mirror in Leather and Walnut Wood Claire Dressing TableE Claire Dressing Table embraced an Art Deco vibe with curvy and opulent shapes. Thi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Stainless Steel

Osvaldo Borsani for ABV Wardrobe in Cherry
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Osvaldo Borsani for ABV Arredamenti Borsani-Varedo, wardrobe, cherry, Italy, circa 1955. An unique wardrobe designed by the Italian designer Osvaldo Borsani for ABV Arredamenti B...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Cherry

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Solid Walnut Dresser Set by Lane
Located in Seattle, WA
We have a rare/ sought after beautiful mid century dresser set made of solid walnut and combination of other hardwoods. The set has clean-lines and looks very sophisticated. Th...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Milo Baughman Lacquered Cabinets for Thayer Coggin
Located in Denver, CO
A handsome pair of lacquered wood cabinets on chrome-encased plinths by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin. Suitable for living, dining, office or bedroom.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Danish Modern Sculpted Teak Bookcase by William Watting
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Danish modern sculpted teak bookcase by William Watting.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Pair of 1960's Mid Century Danish Modern Cabinets by Regner Christensen
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Very nice Danish Modern cabinet by Regner Christensen Adjustable shelf. Removable legs for easy moving. vintage condition see pictures for details please note side has ware Mea...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Scandinavian Mid 20th Century Mahogany 6 Drawer Chest
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Scandinavian mid 20th century mahogany 6 drawer chest circa 1950. Beautiful and rare tall chest of drawers, with inlaid and strung drawer fronts. Shaped chest fitted with 6 gradua...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Boxwood, Mahogany

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 Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Walnut

Paul Evans Cityscape Brass Shelf
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Paul Evans Cityscape with brass holders and glass shelf. In original condition with visible wear, consistent with age and use. Another available in chrome.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Blonde with Black Drawers Dresser on Wrought Iron Base
Located in Ferndale, MI
Master of mid-century American modular design Paul McCobb for Winchedon Planner group six drawer dresser. Maple case holds black lacquered drawers. All supported by the early product...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wrought Iron

Italian Mid-Century Sideboard in Walnut
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful sideboard made out of fine walnut wood. Resting on 6 slim legs. Sideboard has multiple keyless drawers and lots of storage space. Top of the sideboard is covered with glass...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

George Nakashima Wall-Mounted Desk
Located in Houston, TX
George Nakashima Hanging wall mount desk Nakashima Studio, circa 1960s American black walnut Measures: 42 W × 20 D × 13 H inches Highly figured overhanging top. Highly figure...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Mid-Century Milo Baughman 4 Drawer Walnut Dresser for Glenn of California
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Milo Baughman 4 drawer walnut dresser for Glenn of California. Walnut finish clean inside and out. Black knobs very stunning wood grain that flows through the front drawe...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Renato Zevi Brass and Chrome Italian Showcase Vitrine with Glass Doors, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury smoked glass doors with chrome finishes and smoked glass shelves. This fantastic piece was designed by Renato Zevi in Italy during the 1970s. This item is extre...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass, Chrome

Mid-Century Augusto Savini for Pozzi, Gate-Leg Oak and Leather Drop-Leaf Desk
Located in Morristown, NJ
Mid-century Augusto Savini for Pozzi drop-leaf desk. Introduced 1965, dark stained oak, inset leather top, with three frieze drawers and open cubby, drop-leaf side extenders, unmarke...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

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 Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Stainless Steel

Italian Mid-Century Modern White Wood Modular Bookcase, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern White wood modular bookcase, 1970s. Modular bookcase composed of 4 rectangles and 5 squares with rounded corners in white painted solid wood. Can be assem...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Mid-Century Shoe Stand Made in 50s, Czechia, Original, Non Restored Beech
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Shoe stand made out of beech in Czechia, 1950s. With wild colours that are sure to stand out in any context.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Beech, Wood

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 Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bronze

Midcentury Clifford Pascoe Chest of Drawers
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid century chest of drawers on rolling base by Clifford Pascoe for Artek. Pascoe and the Aalto's opened a retail location (Artek-Pascoe Inc.) in NYC c1940's. This cabinet was part o...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Birch

Two Door Cabinet in Lacquer Blue Patina
Located in Dallas, TX
Two door cabinet in lacquer blue patina.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Pair of Vintage Bamboo Rattan Chest of Drawers
Located in London, GB
An excellent pair of vintage chests of drawers in bamboo and rattan. These were made in England; they date from around the 1970’s. The quality is outstanding; these are very heavy...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bamboo, Rattan

Raymond Loewy for Mengel Buffet/ Desk/ Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Raymond Loewy versatile buffet/ desk/ dining table! Buffet that does everything! Nice Display area with lower storage. Leaf Pulls up to work as a Desk, but then pulls out more to wor...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Iron

Jim Rose Two-Door Basket Weave Quilt Cupboard, Functional Art Steel Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a totally functional two door cupboard. It is created from natural rusted steel and found steel. The legs are made from salvaged pipe. The panels on the door fronts and sides...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

Large Italian Wooden Sideboard by Pier Luigi Colli with Four Doors, 1940s
Located in Brussels, BE
Large Italian wooden sideboard by Pier Luigi Colli with four doors, 1940s.
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Broyhill Premier Saga Mid Century Walnut and Brass Desk
Located in Countryside, IL
Broyhill Premier Saga mid century walnut and brass desk This desk measures: 50.5 wide x 22.25 deep x 30.5 inches high, with a chair clearance of 24.5 inches All pieces of furni...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Guillerme et Chambron, Sideboard, Oak and Ceramic Tiles, Edition Votre Maison
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
This characteristic cabinet, buffet in solid oak is designed by the French designer duo Jacques Chambron (1914-2001) and Robert Guillerme (1913-1990). It features two sliding front d...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Cast Aluminum Wine Rack
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple, elegant and playful in the shape of a tall bottle. This cast aluminum wine rack can sit on the floor or on the bar. Holds 15 bottles of your favorites. This item can be parce...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Aluminum

Early Paul McCobb Planner Iron Base Three-Drawer Dresser
Located in Garnerville, NY
Early Paul McCobb three-drawer planner group for Winchendon iron base dresser. Three deep drawers, brass cone hardware resting on that classic iron base. An early example with a slig...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass, Iron

Theodore Alexander Keno Bros, Collection Burl and Brass Bar Cabinet
Located in Southampton, NJ
A striking Theodore Alexander Keno Bros. Collection burl ash and brass base bar cabinet. So many features include interior light, brass stemware storage, single adjustable clear glas...
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Early 2000s Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Exceptional Italian Library Unit With Stairs in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Library unit with stairs, walnut, Italy, 1950s. Extraordinary Italian library unit including a stairs, all executed in the finest walnut wood. The look of this wall unit is very ver...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Osvaldo Borsani, Italian Mid-Century Modern Dresser in Wood with Mirror, 1950s
Located in Milan, IT
Elegant dresser after Osvaldo Borsani, 1950s. Lively Italian Mid-Century Modern wooden dresser table with small side drawers and ornate central mirror, finely connected to the main ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Pair of Black Vintage Colonial Style Rattan and Bamboo Étagère, 1970s
Located in Florence, IT
Pair of black vintage Colonial style rattan and bamboo étagère, 1970s. The piece comes with large shelves and bottom door reveals shelved storage Perfect vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bamboo, Rattan

P 700 Wall-Mounted Metal Shelves by Vittorio Introini for Saporiti, Italy 1960sw
Located in Munster, NRW
A pair of modular wall-mounted shelving systems P 700 ‚proposals‘, designed by Vittorio Introini, produced by Saporiti, Italy, circa 1970. Stainless steel, very good condition. ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Stainless Steel

Italian Bookcase with Desk in Blue Bamboo
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful bookcase with desk included in blue lacquered bamboo from the 1980s. The bookcase has two shelves and at the bottom has two doors with gilt brass knobs and three more shel...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bamboo

Custom 1940's Lacquered & Solid Brass Chest
Located in Phoenix, AZ
White lacquered chest of drawers with solid brass drawer pulls and legs, circa late 1940's. This example has been newly and impeccably refinished.
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

1950's Small Teak Three Drawers Dresser / Cabinet / Telephone Table SMI Marked
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful three drawer cabinet / dresser / telephone table in teak made in Sweden. (Marked; Svensk Möbelindustri) Allover in very good / original and clean condition.  
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1950s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Sideboard in Natural Larch Wood Covered in Yellow and White Laminate Italy, 1960
Located in Napoli, IT
Sideboard in natural larch wood covered in yellow and white laminate, Italy, 1960.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Distressed Patina Four Door Reeded Server
Located in Dallas, TX
Distressed paint patina four-door reed front server from Belgium.
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20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Scandinavian Mid-Century Mahogany Vitrine Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Mid-Century light mahogany display/vitrine cabinet with a keystone shaped top sections supported on a base with a fluted apron and inlaid floral design trim.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

Danish Design Sideboard Design by A. Johansson Made by Gern Mobelfabrik
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Danish design sideboard design by A. Johansson made by Gern Mobelfabrik Long Danish design sideboard made of teak. Beautiful Danish conical legs and solid teak wooden handles. S...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Striking Pair of Midcentury Style Brass and Colored Murano Glass Cabinet, 2020
Located in Rome, IT
He and she pair of very fine handmade Cabinet by a master artisan. Brass frame with handmade and handcut cobalt blue and white opaline Murano glass raised on special brass legs. Off...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

Large BBPR ‘Spazio’ Wall Unit in Metal
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' large shelving system, metal, plastic, Italy, 1960 This tremendous shelving unit is designed by Studio BBPR for Olivetti in 1960 as part of the ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Willy Rizzo Vitrine, Italy, 1970s
Located in Vienna, AT
Willy Rizzo Vitrine, Italy, 1970s.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal, Brass, Chrome

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

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Steel

Modern Herringbone Cabinet
Located in Port Chester, NY
Modern two door herringbone parquetry and mesquite finish mahogany cabinet. Each door covered with hair on hide and with cast brass handles and a twin section interior with adjustabl...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Leather, Wood

Danish Mid Century Teak Tall Chest by Ejvind A. Johansson for Fdb Møbler, 1960's
Located in Norwalk, CT
A Danish mid-century tall chest of drawers designed by Ejvind A. Johansson for FDB Mobler, c. 1960's. Featuring a six-drawer teak body on an oak base.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak, Teak

CU07 Japanese Series Teak Highboard by Cees Braakman for Pastoe, The Netherlands
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This very nice and highly collectable highboard, from the Japanese series, was designed by Cees Braakman for Pastoe in 1958. The cabinet is made from teak veneer combined with two wh...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Swiss Design Classic Fächermann by S. & U. Berger for Röthlisberger, 1980s
By Röthlisberger, Susi & Ueli Berger
Located in Renens, CH
The Fächermann, or Compartment Man, was designed in 1977 by Susi and Ueli Berger for the Röthlisberger woodworking shop in Switzerland. It consists of 34 compartments in different...
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1980s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Plywood

Danish Mid-Century Petite Chest of Drawers by Thorald Madsen
Located in Norwalk, CT
Danish mid-century petite three drawer chest by Thorald Madsen for Thorald Madsen Snedkeri, c. 1960's. With interesting tight grain to veneer. With label inside drawer; dovetailed dr...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Vintage Teak Executive Desk by Florence Knoll
Located in Burbank, CA
Stunning vintage teak executive desk designed by architect and furniture designer Florence Knoll in the United States, circa 1960s. This iconic design, known as the partner's desk, f...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel, Chrome

Mid Century Italian Commode in Solid Cherry
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
Mid century Italian commode in solid cherry This commode chest of drawers on stand is of Italian Design from the 1950’s with strong attributions to Paolo Buffa. The Chest is produ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Cherry

Mid Century Vintage Bookcase by František Jirák, 1960’s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century vintage bookcase from the 1960’s. It was designed by František Jirák and was manufactured by Nový Domov company in the former Czechoslovakia. Features a simple design, a ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

Vintage Cabinet in Mirror, Italy, 1970
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Vintage cabinet in wood, entirely restored and customized with tainted mirrors and brass inlays. 2 doors and 4 brass feet. A second modele exists with different colors to form a ful...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Andre Sornay Wardrobe in Yellow France 1955
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Fantastic iconic wardrobe designed by cabinet maker Andre Sornay, France 1955. This cabinet was designed with his 'tigette system' which was basically a modular formula which he used...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Three Tier Parcel Ebonized Bar Cart Etagere
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern mixed wood bar cart or étagère, the three oval tiers with ebonized column supports. Measures: 34” H x 24.5” W x 17.5” D.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

James Bearden Segment Etagere
Located in New York, NY
"Segment Étagère” a sculptural work in torch-cut and polychromed steel with fused bronze, solvent dyes, and glass enamel, with four glass shelves. By American artist James Bearden. T...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel, Bronze, Enamel