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Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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
Rare Pierre Chapo R06B Sideboard in Solid Elm, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Rare Pierre Chapo, sideboard model 'R06B', elmwood, France, designed in 1960s. This sideboard is almost never seen before and what makes it really rare, is that there are no reprodu...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Elm

French Vintage Macassar Buffet
Located in Austin, TX
Buffet, French modernist, made of Macassar of ebony wood in a chevron decorative pattern and satin wood inlays. This enfilade features four ebonized turned legs supporting a cabinet ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Brass

Dudouyt, Solid Oak Sideboard, France, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Credenza, solid oak, France, 1940s, attributed to Charles Dudouyt. Large Art Deco Brutalist sideboard. The credenza consists of two storage facilities covered with very detailed d...
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Oak

Mid-Century Macassar Sideboard, France, 1960s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
French Art Deco sideboard, credenza, with bar cabinet. The sideboard features stunning Macassar wood grain and rich pattern. It offers ample storage, with shelves and a column of dra...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Teak

Alpine Chalet Chic Sideboard in Oak, France
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
This characteristic cabinet, buffet in solid oak was inspired by the work of French designer duo Guillerme et Chambron or Charlotte Perriand. Unearthed in a chic chalet in Gerardmer...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Oak

Dudouyt, Solid Oak Sideboard, France, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Credenza, solid oak, France, 1940s, attributed to Charles Dudouyt. Large Art Deco Brutalist sideboard. The credenza consists of three storage facilities and covered with very detail...
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Oak

Extra-large sideboard in Teak, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Danish sideboard in teak from the 1960s. An elegant piece designed in two parts joined with a central pair of legs. Good condition with minor wear.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Teak

Sandro Petti 1970s Italian Modern Chrome and Brass White Lacquered Credenza
Located in New York, NY
A very rare and unique Italian design for this sideboard or cabinet by Sandro Petti for L'Angolo Metallarte, 1970s, Rome. A sculptural work with four front doors in two different fin...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Brass, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Sculptural Bar Cart with a Surfboard Top by Arthur Umanoff
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Beautiful design for a indoor outdoor, (poolside), iron bar cart with an surfboard shaped oak top. Top was refinished and varnished. In excellent vintage condition with minimal wear....
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Wrought Iron

Tommi Parzinger for Charak Modern China Breakfront
Located in Hanover, MA
Two piece mahogany breakfront and buffet designed by Tommi Parzinger for Charak Modern circa 1952. Signed Charak Modern. Retains three original solid brass sculptural keys and all w...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Brass

Hundevad Mid Century Rosewood Sideboard
Located in Hudson, NY
A Mid-Century Modern sideboard by Poul Hundevad. Made of beautifully grained rosewood. Bookmatched sliding doors reveal two shelves to the right and three pull out shelves to the lef...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Rosewood

Splendid Modern Nine-Drawer Chest in Walnut
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fantastic example from a rare case series by Thomasville, circa 1960. An exceptional Danish influenced design executed in beautiful walnut. A rich and warm piece which will add gre...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Walnut

Solid Oak Cabinet, France, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Credenza, solid oak, France, 1940s. The credenza consists of two storage facilities and covered with very detailed designed doors. We offer this piece in a bleached finish.
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Oak

Art Deco Oak Sideboard with Carved Unicorn, France, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Credenza, solid oak, France, 1940s, attributed to Charles Dudouyt. Large Art Deco Brutalist sideboard. The credenza consists of two storage facilities covered with very detailed d...
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Oak

Vittorio Dassi Walnut Sycamore & Brass Four Door Credenza, Sideboard Italy 1960
Located in Miami, FL
Vittorio DASSI long credenza, buffet, sideboard with 4 doors made in the 1960s. Sycamore & Walnut with beveled, reversed painted green glass tops and gilded wood base. In good origin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Glass, Sycamore, Walnut

Mid-Century Style Beveled Walnut Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
A Mid-Century Modern style walnut two-door cabinet with a beveled frame, a custom hand cast polished brass ring handle, interior shelves, raised on square tapered legs with brass cap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Brass

1960s Mid-Century Modern Buffet / Dry Bar by Bernhardt Furniture
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Mid-Century Modern buffet / dry bar by Bernhardt Furniture. Circa 1960s. Features a flip open top with a black laminate serving area, a beautiful wood grain, brass hardware, ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Walnut

Rare 60's Sideboard, Mid-Century Brazilian Rosewood by Geraldo de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Designed during the 60s, this sideboard is a great example of the beautiful and inventive design of Geraldo de Barros. It is a light and elegant piece, with clean lines and a stunnin...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Rosewood

Solid Oak Cabinet, France, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Credenza, solid oak, France, 1940s. The credenza consists of two storage facilities and covered with very detailed designed doors. We offer this piece in a bleached finish. Condition...
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Oak

Minimal Mid-Century Sideboard, Germany, 1960s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Stunning midcentury Cocobolo sideboard, 1960s, beautiful grain. The row consists of three storage compartments with shelves and a drawers column. The sycamore interior brings an ele...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Buffet in the manner of Paolo Buffa
Located in Austin, TX
Italian buffet from Verona. This piece has been fully restored; with fine rosewood parquetry. Two double doors with their original brass hardware flank a mirrored drop front that ope...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Rosewood, Mirror

Buffet, Design Attribuito a Romeo Rega, Italy, 1970
Located in Napoli, IT
Buffet, design attributed to Romeo Rega, Italy, 1970. Lacquered wood and brass.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Brass

Highboard by Oswald Vermaercke for V-Form, 1959
Located in Lasne, BE
Highboard with 3 drawers, a large door with 2 shelves and a lighted bar with hinged door and 2 shelves. Stamped V Form. Wear due to time and age.  
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1950s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Wood

Fabulous Restored Vintage Ficks Reed Chest in Chinese Red Lacquer, circa 1970
Located in Atlanta, GA
This stellar piece is shipped as photographed and described in the narrative: completely ready to install and enjoy. A stunning vintage Ficks Reed eight (8) drawer chest, circa 19...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Brass

H.W. Klein Sideboard, Bramin Møbler, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Stunning midcentury designed by Henri Walter Klein teak sideboard by Bramin Møbler, 1960s, lovely top and sliding doors, fully lined drawers and stands on nice solid teak legs. Fine...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Teak

Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Cane Front Cabinet Model C8506 for Calvin 1952
Located in Dallas, TX
Extraordinary Paul McCobb Irwin Collection Sideboard featuring twelve drawers with cane front doors and display Shelf Model C8506 for Calvin 1952. This is the ultimate storage and di...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Brass

Solid Oak Cabinet, France, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Credenza, solid oak, France, 1940s. The credenza consists of two storage facilities and covered with very detailed designed doors. We offer this piece in a bleached finish.
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Oak

1960's Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville Accord Credenza/Buffet
Located in Chicago, IL
Measures: 50” x 18.5” x 31”H American of Martinsville Accord credenza in walnut with three drawers one one cane-front door. Warm walnut woodgrain with a contrasting border around ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Walnut

Unique Mid-Century Modern Walnut Server
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This simplistic walnut server will add a breath of fresh style to any space it is in. With bold yet simplistic characteristics; this piece will add style without overpowering the spa...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Walnut

MCM Slide Top Rolling Bar Cart Buffet by Broyhill Premier
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description be sure to click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this listing. Vintage MCM Campaign Slide Top Rolling Bar Cart Buffet by Broyhill Premier Approxi...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Maple, Burl

Patinated Art Deco Solid Oak Sideboard, France, 1960s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Credenza, solid oak, France, 1940s, after Charles Dudouyt. Large Art Deco Brutalist sideboard. The credenza consists of two storage facilities and covered with very detailed designe...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Oak

Sideboard by Hans Von Klier for Skipper, 1970s
Located in Lasne, BE
Wooden sideboard with a double door with lock containing a shelf. Wear due to time and age of the sideboard.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Wood

Brutalist Wenge Large Sideboard, circa 1970, Belgium.
Located in Brussels, BE
Nice Brutalist large sideboard, circa 1970, Belgium. Rare model with waxed wenge wood. Four front doors with geometrical pattern. White drawers and shelves inside. Dimensions: 250 cm...
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1970s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Wenge

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Drexel Biscayne 2 Piece Buffet or Hutch
Located in Seattle, WA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Drexel Biscayne 2 Piece buffet or hutch Dimensions. 48 W ; 69 H ; 18 D.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Wood

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Cain Front Mahogany Sideboard on a Plinth Base
Located in Chicago, IL
Edward Wormley for Dunbar Cain front mahogany sideboard on a Plinth Base, Features: Two drawers and one double drawer with removable dividers, Four sliding doors with 3 storage compa...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Vintage Italian Aqua Blue Cream Gold Brass Modern Sideboard
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Modern one-of-a-kind Italian 4-door cabinet, part of an Aesthetic Movement: il "Mobile Scultura" Sculptural furniture, of which Luciano Frigerio was a major exponent, c...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Gold, Brass

Vintage French Bamboo Buffet
Located in Austin, TX
Bamboo buffet, French, finished all around. This credenza features three doors and inside shelving.
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Bamboo, Wood

Raffia Wrapped Four Door Credenza in the Style of Karl Springer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Raffia wrapped wood credenza with four doors and chrome trim. Interior storage with one large drawer and two shelves. Very well constructed with magnetically closing touch doors. In ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Raffia, Wood

Young Manufacturing Mid Century Ebonized Cabinet and Hutch
Located in Countryside, IL
Young Manufacturing mid century ebonized cabinet and hutch The buffet measures: 59 wide x 21 deep x 24 inches high The hutch measures: 38 wide x 20 deep x 25 inches high, with a ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Wood

Midcentury Rosewood Sideboard Buffet Cabinet, Minimalist Design, 1970s
Located in Zagreb, HR
This high-end midcentury cabinet, made of rosewood, is manufactured in Germany in the 1970s. Very sophisticated timeless Minimalist design that features front door made of rosewoo...
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1970s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Wood

Tall Black Lacquer Cabinets with Horn Handles by Allesandro for Baker
Located in Chicago, IL
Tall Black Lacquer Cabinets with Horn Handles by Allesandro for Baker. "The breathtaking Alessandro Collection from Baker Furniture creates a fantasy of natural materials lacquer...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Lacquer

Bernhardt Burled Walnut Chrome Mid-Century Modern Buffet Server
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Burl walnut. Chrome frame. Lucite and chrome handles. 2 drawers. Measures: 30 3/8" H X 34" W X 19 1/2" D. Condition. Minor scratches. Minor finish loss.
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1990s North American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Chrome

Scandinavian 60's Style Solid Wood Sideboard Danish Bar Commode
Located in Lyon, FR
Scandinavian desk or chest of drawers from the 60's, structure in veneered and solid rosewood. This small desk is composed of a folding top with a leather under hand and various clev...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Brass

Minimalist Mid-Century Modern Style Credenza / Media Storage
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Storage and Minimalism = Cite Credenza. Craft in wood veneer with colorful facade, the cite credenza showcase an organic yet stylish silhouette with straight clean lines. Two doors...
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Wood

Dudouyt, Bleached Solid Oak Sideboard, France, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Credenza, solid oak, France, 1940s, attributed to Charles Dudouyt. Large Art Deco Brutalist sideboard in a bleached finish. The credenza consists of three storage facilities and c...
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Oak

Art Deco Solid Oak Cabinet, Dudouyt, France, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Cabinet, solid oak, France, 1940s, attributed to Charles Dudouyt. Art Deco Brutalist sideboard. The credenza consists of a large storage compartment with shelves covered with ver...
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Oak

Brutalist Solid Oak Sideboard, in Style of Charles Dudouyt, France, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Credenza, solid oak, France, 1940s, in style of Charles Dudouyt. Art Deco Brutalist sideboard in bleached finish. The credenza consists of three central drawers and two storage fac...
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Oak

ACO Møbler Sideboard, Gunni Omann, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
This sideboard by Gunni Omann is a true classic of Danish furniture design. The representative model number 13 is made of very high quality teak and is in an exceptionally good condi...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Teak

Danish Midcentury Sideboard by Jørgen Pedersen for E Pedersen & Søn
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
A vintage Danish sideboard in rosewood that has the sophistication of rosewood with the sleek contemporary feel of minimal style and chrome legs. This piece would look at home in a m...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Palisander

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Long Credenza
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This extraordinary mid-century credenza is beautifully hand-crafted out of walnut and is in great condition is have been completed restored and refinished by our professional expert ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Copper

Dudouyt, Bleached Solid Oak Sideboard, France, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Credenza, solid oak, France, 1940s, attributed to Charles Dudouyt. Large Art Deco Brutalist sideboard in a bleached finish. The credenza consists of two storage facilities and thr...
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1940s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Oak

MidCentury Modernist Sideboard, France, 1960s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
French mid-century sideboard, designed in the 1960s it features minimal lines. An elegant piece. Good condition with minor wear.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Macassar

Maison Regain Sideboard in Solid Elm, France, 1970s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
This impressive sideboard is attributed at Maison Regain, France in the late 1970s. The sideboard is made in solid elmwood and has a double door on the left with two beautifully craf...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Elm

Broyhill Sculptra Mid Century Room Divider Buffet and Hutch
Located in Countryside, IL
Broyhill Sculptra Mid Century Room Divider Buffet and Hutch The buffet measures: 54.25 wide x 17 deep x 29.75 inches high The hutch measures: 52 wide x 15 deep x 43 inches high The ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Walnut

Chapman Small Credenza Storage Unit Walnut Black
Located in Cincinnati, US
One unit or four? Doors or drawers? Go sexy with black and walnut or keep it light and fun with maple and pink? The chapman credenza allows you the freedom to choose exactly what sui...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Steel

Four Doors Sapelli Mahogany and Sicamore Sideboard, Italian, circa 1960
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This very nice sideboard is made of Sapelli mahogany and sicamore wood on a black lacquered wood base with brass elements. This very elegant sideboard has 4 doors opening on a sicamo...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Wood, Mahogany

Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Plinth Hutch
Located in Countryside, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century plinth hutch Hutch measures: 62 wide x 13 deep x 52.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condition. T...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Glass, Wood

Bleached Solid Oak Credenza, France, 1930s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Bleached solid oak credenza, France, 1940s. Large mid-century Brutalist sideboard. The credenza consists of three central storage facilities and covered with very detailed designe...
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1930s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Buffets

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Oak

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