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Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets For Sale
IMPORTANT ANTiQUE GABRIELD VIARDOT 1830-1906 ATTRIUBTED JAPONISME PEARL DESK
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this very rare and important, museum quality Gabriel Viardot 1830-1906 attributed writing desk with sublime ...
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19th Century French Victorian Antique Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Leather, Oak

Modern Nilo Nightstand Bedside Table Onyx Stone Handmade Portugal Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Nilo Nightstand, Contemporary Collection, handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Nilo Nightstand brings nature into your interior space throu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Finn Juhl Scandinavian Teak Brass Bookshelves for Bovirke, Denmark 1950s
Located in Reggio Emilia, IT
Scandinavian teak bookcase shelves or panel system designed by Finn Juhl and produced by Bovirke composed of 10 shelves and 1 container with sliding doors...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Jim Rose Half Housetop Gee's Inspired Quilt Cupboard, Steel Art Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
This totally functional modern industrial cabinet is created from recycled hot-rolled steel. The monochromatic quilt pattern in the doors and on the sides of the piece are inspired b...
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2010s Shaker Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

Pair of Rey Bedside Tables, in Summer Aged Oak, by August Abode
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Introducing our artisan-made Rey Bedside Tables. A pair of side tables combining a classical twisted rope detail with clean-lined simplicity. Our Rey Collection conjures memories o...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak, Wood, Walnut

Craftassociates Credenza, Cambre Modern Credenza, Walnut and Maple, White
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Craftassociates Credenza, Cambre Modern Credenza, Walnut and Maple, White This modern walnut credenza from the Cambre Collection for Craft Associates Furniture is expertly crafted. ...
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2010s American Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Maple, Walnut

Contemporary Sideboard, Credenza in Veneered Wood, Solid Wood and Ribbon
Located in Meolo, Venezia
“Fashion is not an ornament, it is architecture. It isn’t enough that a dress be beautiful, It has to be built like a building, because like a building it is the materialisation of a...
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2010s Italian Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Achille Castiglioni 'Lungangolo' Wood Shelving Unit by Karakter
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Shelving unit designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1991. Castiglioni is said to ponder a lot on lost space. Empty inches and square meters that could be filled with beautiful desig...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Modern Olival Sideboard TV Cabinet, Marble, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Olival Sideboard, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble, Brass

Organic Modern Armona Desk, Oak Root Onyx Brass, Handmade Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Armona desk, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, the Armona...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Onyx, Brass

Italian Desk from the 60s
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Red lacquered wood desk from the 60s, Italian. Desk 1960s Country: Italian Finish: polyurethanic lacquer It is an elegant and sophisticated desk. If you...
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1960s Italian Space Age Vintage Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Paul Frankl Walnut Dresser with Brass Buckle Pulls and Feet 1950s 'Signed'
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautifully crafted walnut dresser with 8 drawers designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture (1950s). Accented by solid brass buckle style pulls and feet. Signed in drawer (“Johns...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Georgian 18th Century Mahogany Kneehole Desk
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A superb quality and extremely attractive 18th century, Chippendale period, georgian mahogany kneehole desk, having well figured rectangular top over slide, central cupboard and arrangement of drawers, retaining original rococo brass handles, raised on original shaped bracket feet. Generally, kneehole deeks are regarded as a smaller, more compact version of the more typically found pedestal desk, with some form of an arrangement of drawers around a central set recessed cupboard being the form which one can expect to come across. There are of course various different designs to be found along the same theme, but as a general rule that is the form you will usually find in a georgian kneehole desk...
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Mid-18th Century English Georgian Antique Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

Art Deco Venise Console Table Onyx Beige Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Venise console, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Venise enhances any interior by taking exceptional craftsmanship to a new level. The chemistry between the natural American Oak and two tone lacquering highlights the exquisite Shadow Onyx. Venise Console Material Codes FI021 Beige lacquer; high-gloss finish FI038 Light grey lacquer; high-gloss finish WD027 American Oak; open-pore natural colour; matt finish ST003 Shadow Onyx; polished EL001 LED light strip...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Neoclassical Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Onyx

Mid-century Walnut Credenza by Jens Risom
Located in Dorchester, MA
Jens Risom designed this credenza as part of an executive office suite. The handsome walnut case sets a shallow divided drawer above a deep drawer on either side of two shelves conce...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Sideboard, Solid Black Walnut
Located in Carnota, A Coruña, Galicia
A solid black walnut sideboard/credenza with drawer bottoms made of solid oak or maple. It is made by Master craftsman and artist Frank Buschmann with gre...
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2010s Spanish Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Hardwood, Walnut

"Treasure"Contemporary one of kind Vanity Desk, Art Silvered Glass, Plexy+Velvet
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
TREASURE the masterpiece vanity desk Introducing Sabrina's breathtaking one-of a kind vanity desk. Step into a world of elegance with our exquisite designs, meticulously crafted to captivate and enhance your home style. Thanks to the Italian manufacturing technique used in our workplace, each item is a testament to our commitment to craftsmanship, with attention to detail and the finest materials. At Sabrina Landini our glass edges are cut to optimize silver brilliance regardless of lamps, mirrors or tables. Enter the World of Sabrina Landini! Here, a brilliant-cut heart-shaped rose glass shines from a platinum crystal surface, silvered with blossomed flowers, resting on a heart-shaped velvety-brilliant base. Masterfully cut in waves, to reveal such incredible vibrancy and light, with facets to mirror the shape of the iconic Tiffany Diamond...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Modern Lage Bookcases Set/2, Brass Oak Root, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Set of 2 Lage bookcases, Contemporary collection, handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The Lage modern bookcase was designed to be the focal ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal, Brass

Jens Quistgaard for Peter Løvig Nielsen Tambour Door Teak Credenza 1973 'Signed'
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is one stunning tambour door teak Danish Mid-Century Modern credenza with glass door hutch by Jens Quistgaard for Peter Løvig Nielsen...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Teak

Retro Style Buffet Credenza, Barcode Design in Colored Glass
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
The Buff-Heyyy is a retro style credenza designed by Orfeo Quagliata in collaboration with Taracea Furniture. An object of fused glass created wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Other Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

Frank Lloyd Wright Mahogany Dresser Taliesin Line Heritage Henredon, circa 1955
Located in Camden, ME
A Honduran Mahogany 11 drawer dresser by Frank Lloyd Wright for Heritage Henredon, part of his Taliesin line. Signed Frank Lloyd Wright and stamped H...
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Mid-20th Century American Arts and Crafts Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

Retro Style Buffet Credenza, Barcode in Rainbow Colored Glass
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
The Buff-Heyyy is a retro style credenza designed by Orfeo Quagliata in collaboration with Taracea Furniture. An object of fused glass created with the exclu...
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2010s Mexican Other Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

Angelo Mangiarotti: Sculptural Eros Console in White Carrara Marble, Italy 1971
Located in New York, NY
Angelo Mangiarotti (1921 - 2012) A beautiful Eros console by Angelo Mangiarotti for Skipper, in thick white Carrara marble with subtle grey veining. A large ovoid top with a flat...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Carrara Marble

21st Century Studio Irvine Fusto Bookcase Mod.I Concrete Bookshelf Beige Cement
Located in Rome, Lazio
Bookcase part of a collection of modular system in ultra-high performing cement mortar. UHPC tabletop and base colored in the mixture and sandblasted. Available in eight different co...
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2010s Italian Classical Roman Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Concrete

Set of Two 'Trio' Corner Furniture by Achille C. and Giancarlo P. for Karakter
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Corner Furniture designed by Achille Castiglioni and Giancarlo Pozzi in 1988. Castiglioni is said to ponder a lot on lost space. Empty inches and square meters that could be fill...
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2010s Danish Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Giuseppe Rivadossi Tall Glazed Cabinet in Walnut, Italy 1970s
Located in Almelo, NL
Giuseppe Rivadossi Tall Glazed Cabinet, Walnut, Italy, 1970s An exceptional tall glazed cabinet by the Italian sculptor and designer Giuseppe Rivadossi, featuring a high level of c...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Walnut

American of Martinsville Walnut Dresser with Mirror 1960s, 'Signed'
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Bedroom storage galore! American of Martinsville walnut long dresser credenza with attached mirror. 6 drawers on the left side and double doors on the ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Retro Style Buffet Credenza, Bleached Wood, Barcode Colored Glass
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
The Buff-Heyyy is a retro style credenza designed by Orfeo Quagliata in collaboration with Taracea Furniture. An object of fused glass created wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Other Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

Luigi Saccardo ´Topline´ Sideboard in Laminated Black and Green Wood
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Luigi Saccardo, 'Topline' sideboard, laminated wood, metal, Italy, circa 1976. This outspoken sideboard is designed as part of the ‘Topline’ series by the Italian designer Luigi Saccardo. This well-designed piece is based on a elongated construction, offering a variety of different storage possibilities. This means that you can hide your belongings by placing them behind the doors or be stowed in the shelves with the open and clean layout, allowing the user to display objects to one’s taste. The combination of the black and vivid green high gloss laminated wooden panels make a big impression in a modern interior. The green door...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted & Marquetry Commode - François Linke Leon Messagé
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A French Louis XV style ormolu-mounted and end-cut floral and fruit marquetry two-drawer serpentine-shaped bombé commode by François Linke (1855-1946), Index number 720, the mounts d...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Ormolu

21st Century Studio Irvine Fusto Bookcase Mod.I Concrete Bookshelf Green Cement
Located in Rome, Lazio
Bookcase part of a collection of modular system in ultra-high performing cement mortar. UHPC tabletop and base colored in the mixture and sandblasted. Available in eight different co...
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2010s Italian Classical Roman Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Concrete

18th Century Walnut Chest of Drawers
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An Attractive and very good quality mid 18th century walnut chest, retaining good colour throughout, with unusual bold wavy moulded edge to ...
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Mid-18th Century English Georgian Antique Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Regency Simulated Rosewood Side Cabinet
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An Extremely Attractive Early 19th Century, Regency Period, Simulated Rosewood Side Cabinet, Having Elegant Parcel Gilt Decoration Throughout, The One Long Drawer Over Two Upholstere...
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Pine, Birch

Art Furn Minimalistic Danish 6 Drawer Teak Dresser 1960s, 'Signed'
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish and minimalistic clean lined teak Danish Mid-Century Modern dresser by Art Furn (1960s). Outfitted with very spacious six dovetail-jointed drawers on each side of the case pi...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

19th Century Mahogany Display Cabinet
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A superb quality late 19th century Mahogany Display cabinet, of imposing large proportions, having profusely carved top section, incorporating foliate, ribbons, shell, cartouche and ...
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Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Antique Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

Retro Style Buffet Credenza, Barcode Design in Colored Glass, Black in Turquoise
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
The Buff-Heyyy is a retro style credenza designed by Orfeo Quagliata in collaboration with Taracea Furniture. An object of fused glass created wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Other Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Wood

Retro Style Buffet Credenza Blue Hues Multicolor Barcode Glass Design
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
The Buff-Heyyy is a retro style credenza designed by Orfeo Quagliata in collaboration with Taracea Furniture. An object of fused glass created wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Other Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

Art Deco Qatar Console Marble Brass Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Qatar Console, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. An elegant, classic console table made of solid beech. Qatar enhances any interior by taking exceptional craftsmanship to a new level. The chemistry between the dark brown and warm silver bronze powder highlights the exquisite top in polished Verde Antigua...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Neoclassical Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Onyx, Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass

Franco Albini Veleiro Bookcase, Wood by Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bookcase designed by Franco Albini in 1940. Relaunched in 2011-19. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Defying the laws of physics, going beyond what we normally understand by the ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Modern Bongo Bar Cabinet, Calacatta Marble, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Bongó Bar Cabinet, Modern Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by GF Modern. The Bongó bar cabinet was designed to transform the act of enjo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Art Deco Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble, Granite, Onyx, Brass

Credenza Buff-Hey Five Multicolored Glass Doors
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
Credenza designed by Orfeo Quagliata. An object of fused glass created with the exclusive barcode technique. The Buff-Hey´s retro design mixed with designer's exceptional glass exper...
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2010s Mexican Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

Credenza Buff-Hey Six Multicolored Glass Doors
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
Credenza designed by Orfeo Quagliata in collaboration with Taracea Furniture. An object of fused glass created with the exclusive barcode technique. The Buff-Hey´s retro design mixed...
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2010s Mexican Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

Large Versatile Italian Wall Unit in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Wall unit, teak, maple, lacquered wood, brass, glass, Italy, 1950s. This Mid-Century Italian wall unit seamlessly integrates form and function, captivating with its aesthetic allure...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Retro Style Credenza "Buff-Heyyy", Barcode Warm Autumn Fall Colored Glass
Located in Naucalpan, Edo de Mex
Credenza designed by Orfeo Quagliata in collaboration with Taracea Furniture. An object of fused glass created with the exclusive barcode technique. The Buff-Heyyy´s retro design mix...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Other Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Glass

Teak Sideboard, Model 20, by Hans Wegner for Ry Møbler
Located in Dorchester, MA
Hans Wegner designed this handsome double sideboard as model 20 for Ry Møbler. Solidly constructed of oiled teak, the piece features an upper case wit...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak, Teak

Modern Walnut and Koa Credenza with Sculptural Legs by Thomas Throop - In Stock
Located in New Canaan, CT
The Laguna credenza is a study in contrast and form. The rectilinear cabinet balances elegantly on six energetic legs full of movement. The six doors feature the prominent rift sawn grain of rare iridescent Hawaiian koa which is framed by the solid walnut case. The base is comprised of six sculptural hand shaped legs which are joined to create two pedestals which supports the cabinet above. The legs have been ebonized to visually ground the piece and heighten the overall sense of contrast and richness of the walnut and koa. Each door handle is a custom shaped piece of three thousand year old bog oak. The credenza is comprised of three compartments with adjustable shelves. Each element is shaped, joined and finished so as to create a united design. The Laguna credenza is designed and made at the Black Creek Designs studio in New Canaan, CT by Thomas Throop...
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2010s American Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

RIMA Credenza, Beech Wood
Located in Zapopan, Jalisco
Between the sculpture and the functionality of the object, the RIMA credenza is inspired by the dynamism and the cadence of a poem, drawing all the atten...
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2010s Mexican Minimalist Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Beech

French Provincial Oak Wall Hanging Cupboard
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A rare mid 19th century french oak wall hanging cupboard, of unusual design and real charm, with arched panelled door alonside three panelled drawer...
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Mid-19th Century French Victorian Antique Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

15th Century French Gothic Oak Cupboard / Dressoir
Located in Hoddesdon, GB
Gothic Oak Dressoir: 1460 - 1500 , France - Flandres This exquisite Gothic oak dressoir dates back to the 15th century. This remarkable piece is a rare survivor from the Haute épo...
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15th Century and Earlier French Gothic Antique Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Iron

Chinese Tielimiu and Hongmu Ice Chest
Located in New York, NY
A tielimu ice chest, the two - part cover is made of two planks, the underside of each has two dovetailed transverse stretchers. One of these covers is cut w...
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18th Century Asian Chinoiserie Antique Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Charlotte Perriand Nuage Shelving Unit, Wood and Aluminium by Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Shelving Unit model Nuage designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1952-56. Relaunched by Cassina in 2012. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Authenticity and avant-garde characterise Charlotte Perriand’s Nuage shelving unit...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Aluminum

Modern Olival Calacatta Marble Sideboard, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Olival Sideboard, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble, Brass

Hollywood Regency Style Off-White Commode, Nightstand or Chest, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
An opulent pair of Hollywood regency style commodes, chests or nightstands. These exceptional chests depict and compliment the Hollywo...
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1970s Unknown Hollywood Regency Vintage Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Italian Cabinet in Polished Walnut, Itso Pierre Chapo, Italy 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Italy, 1970's A beautifully crafted Italian sideboard in polished walnut in the manner of woodworker Pierre Chapo, with an elongated overhang and three doors concealing capacious storage and shelving...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Grand Art Deco Sideboard in Rosewood Veneer with Brass Details, France, 1930s
Located in Hellouw, NL
This is a large French sideboard completely in Art Deco style with a very luxurious look from the 1930s. Let's start with the wide foot. This is...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

19th Century Bleached Oak Louis XV Style 3-Door Enfilade Buffet from France
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautiful rendering in the style of Louis XV, this bleached oak buffet is considered an enfilade since it has more than two doors. Hand-carved in the 1800s, the original finish has...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal, Iron

Dada Bibliotheque Prototype
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bibliotheque designed by DADA est. manufactured in Barcelona, 2017. Adjustable bibliotheque suspended, Iron and oak Measures: 40 x 91 x 420 cm.   
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2010s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Iron

Modern Hobart Bookcase, Walnut Veneer, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Hobart Bookcase, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The Hobart modern bookcase was born to mimic the natural ebb...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Antique and Vintage Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for Sale: Find Credenzas, Sideboards, Bookcases and Other Furnishings on 1stDibs

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson, Poul Cadovius and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded.

A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.

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