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Mid-Century Modern 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
Midcentury Swedish Mahogany Chest with Ebonized Finished and Original Hardware
Located in Troy, MI
Four-drawer mahogany bachelor’s chest by Swedish maker AB Svenska Mobelfabrikerna Bodafors has a newly applied ebonized finish and the original brass hardware, circa 1960s. Drawers h...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass

Paul Evans Rare and Large Argente Studio Cabinet
Located in Houston, TX
Paul Evans Argente cabinet Paul Evans Studio USA Welded aluminum, lacquered wood, felt, leather, welded steel Measures: 80 H × 36.5 W × 21.5 D in The cabinet features t...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Aluminum

Guillerme et Chambron, Oak Drop Front Secretary, France, Mid-20th Century
Located in New York, NY
This midcentury, polished light oak secretary by the celebrated French designer Robert Guillerme, was created as part of a line of design he produced for the company Votre Maison. Wh...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Oak

Italian Mid-Century Wall Mounted Sideboard with Drawers by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stunning and very rare Italian wall-mounted Sideboard of the 1950s, a real unique piece designed by Vittorio Dassi most likely four-handed together Gio Ponti, with whom he worked for...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Teak

Guillerme et Chambron, Limed Oak Two-Door Armoire, France, Mid-20th Century
Located in New York, NY
This midcentury, limed oak two-door armoire by the celebrated French designer Robert Guillerme, was created as part of a line of design he produced for the company Votre Maison. Hand...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Oak, Ceramic

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 Cabinets

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Steel

Italian Mid-Century Parchment Wet Bar Cabinet, by Osvaldo Borsani, 1940s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Spectacular wet bar cabinet in maple and parchment design attributed to Osvaldo Borsani in the 1940s. On the parchment doors, there are wood sculptured figures of stylized women, lux...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Parchment Paper

Italian Mid-Century Sideboard Three-Door in Birch Briar Root by Dassi, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Rare sideboard three-doors designed by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950s. It's a very fine item made using precious materials as well as the three-doors made of birch briar root, finished ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Michael Taylor "Far East" Credenza by Baker
Located in Highland, IN
A great design in fantastic original condition, this Michael Taylor credenza by Baker Furniture is part of his "Far East" design which incorporates Asian motifs in the designs. The b...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Aldo Tura Goatskin Cocktail Cabinet, circa 1950 Italy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This unique statement piece / cocktail cabinet by Italian artist-craftsman Aldo Tura displays his distinct use of goatskin that Tura was well known for. His quality of craftsmanship ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass

Cabinet Walnut Veneer Back-Treated Glass Brass Marble, Italy, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Cabinet with hinged doors, wood and walnut veneer, brass, marble, back-treated glass on the top.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Marble

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 Cabinets

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Wood, Birch

Mid-Century Modern Burl Cabinet
Located in Westwood, NJ
An unusual Mid-Century Modern style cabinet with a striking Olive Ash burl veneered fitted two-door cabinet raised on a squared brass base. Dimensions: 36" W x 19" D x 35" H.
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Django Cabinet by Frederik Smits
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Unique cabinet by the artist Frederik Smits, Django 2020 Handmade and unique piece, signed and certificated by the artits. Inspired in memphis mouvement Its composed of diferent t...
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2010s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Walnut Cabinet, circa 1960
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Walnut cabinet, circa 1960.
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1960s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

1960´s Modular Cabinet, Two Blocks, Six Shelves, Teak, Steel, Brass, Italy
Located in Girona, ES
Modular cabinet, two blocks with two doors and six shelves, adjustable height. Wood with teak veneer and walnut inside with satiny shellac finishing. Blackened steel stands and struc...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass, Steel

Mid-Century Modern Studio Cabinet by American Craftsman, US, 1950s
Located in Berlin, DE
One of a kind wooden cabinet that can be also used as a room divider and use it from both sides. All solid American walnut.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Florence Knoll Credenza, Blonde Oak Case, White Marble Top, Original, Signed
Located in Kansas City, MO
Florence Knoll credenza in oak with Carrara marble top and chromed steel frame. This is one of the best examples of this design to come through our hands in 25 years in business. The...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Carrara Marble, Chrome

Midcentury Cabinet in Oak by Hans Wegner, Danish Design 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Cabinet in oak, designed by Hans J Wegner for RY cabinetmakers in the late 1950s.
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

1950s Italian Teak Sideboard with Green Door
Located in Rome, IT
A small sideboard of Italian manufacture, designed and produced in the 1950s. Fully restored: complete sanding of the original finish, new glued and added structural parts, geomet...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Wood

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 Cabinets

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Brass, Chrome

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 Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Gio Ponti Large Sideboard in Walnut and Brass for Singer & Sons 1950s Italy
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
20th-Century sideboard with five doors and inner shelves in walnut veneer with brass handles and keys. Designed by Gio Ponti and manufactured by Singer & Son between the late 1940s ...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Italian Mid-Century Teak Wood Wardrobe 3-Door by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stunning Italian Armoire 3-door and 6 drawers, well designed by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950s. The cabinet is made of a beautiful lacquered teakwood, supported by black metal legs fin...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Double Face Cabinet from the 1950s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rare cabinet from the 1950s, veneered on all sides. Sliding black lacquered doors on one side with shelves, glass shelves on the other side. Two black drop leaf doors opening on a ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Italian Mid-Century Teak Wood Wardrobe 5-Door by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stunning Italian Armoire 5-door well designed by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950s. The cabinet is made of a beautiful lacquered teakwood, supported by black metal legs finished with ad...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Poul Cadovius Danish Teak Record Cabinet with Dividers on Hairpin Legs
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Stunning Poul Cadovius Danish teak record cabinet on hairpin legs.Our shop elevated (literally) this Cado Cabinet with a sleek set of 14? metal hairpin legs. Instead of going the eas...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Teak Wood Wardrobes, 3 and 5 Door, by Dassi, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stunning pair of Italian Armoires, 3 and 5-door, well designed by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950s. Both structures are made of a gorgeous lacquered teakwood, supported by black metal ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Black and White Murano Glass Cabinets
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of Italian cabinets by Italian designer Vittorio Dassi. Each piece features a texture hand-blown Murano glass veneer throughout with a striking parquetry design on the two front...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Black and Gold Murano Glass Cabinet
Located in Austin, TX
Italian buffet is from the Veneto region of Italy. This Mid-Century Modern piece has been customized to a neo-baroque style. This charming small buffet was fully restored, ebonized, ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Large Minimalist Wardrobe,Cabinet designed by Gunther Renkel, for Rego, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Wardrobe designed in the 60s by the German designer Günther Renkel attention with very good workmanship in high-quality materials The wardrobe is produced by Rego. It's a part of the...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Oak 4-Drawer Ojai Dresser by Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Ojai dresser features four board and batten drawers with iron details. Available in 60" and 72". Inspired by the refined simplicity and subtle detailing of early 20th century ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Osvaldo Borsani T61 Bed Cabinets Tecno, Italy, 1957
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Minimalistic and yet stylish model T61 bed cabinets designed by Osvaldo Borsani and manufactured by Tecno, Italy 1957. These cabinets are in a very good condition and have no signifi...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Danish Teak Record Cabinet Media Stand on Hairpin Legs
Located in Chattanooga, TN
One-of-a-kind Danish teak record cabinet media cabinet on hairpin legs. This piece is a custom fabrication created from vintage parts, you won’t find another! The Danish teak cabinet...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Wrought Iron

Italian Wall-Mounted Dark Blue Sideboard with Mirrored Surface
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Wall-mounted sideboard, mirror, lacquered wood, chromed steel, Italy, 1970s. This wall-mounted sideboard is designed in a subtle and modest manner featuring a nice structure of sh...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Danish Teak Wood Slim Storage Cabinet
By Otmar
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A very slim profiled smaller scale teak wood cabinet with two doors, storage with upper storage bin areas and a finished back . Great for a entrance way , end of hallway or as an ent...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Pair of Custom Built Silver Lacquered Waterfall Raffia Wrapped Two-Door Cabinets
Located in Chicago, IL
Fantastic pair of raffia wrapped Asian influenced waterfall cabinets. Lacquered in silver inside and out, simple chrome pulls and European style heavy duty hinges and a single adjust...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Chrome

Wonderful Karl Springer Style Bubble Front 3-Drawer Bachelors Chest Midcentury
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful Karl Springer bubble front 3-drawer bachelors chest. We love everything about this super cool fun chest from it's formica finish to the bubble shaped drawer fronts. The pul...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Formica, Wood

Bitsafe Glass Cabinet by Richard Yasmine and Jason Maynard
Located in Dubai, AE
Bitsafe is made of polished cast bronze sculptural structure imitating the silhouette of cocktail stirrer spoons for the down part; synonym of greediness, along with the esthetical c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Onyx, Bronze

Modern Chest
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
This modern chest from the Cali collection is made in the heart of Ohio with locally sourced wood. Each unit is handmade with solid oak (or wood of your choice) and finished with a b...
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2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Pair Campaign Style Curio Display Cabinets by Henredon
Located in Dallas, TX
We are very pleased to offer a great pair of gorgeous, sleek and minimalist display cabinets made by the famous Henredon furniture makers, made in the USA. Part of Henredon’s early 1...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Cabinet in Birch Sweden
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-century chest of drawers featuring four shelves of equal proportions on sled base. Beautiful finger joints and brass screw details with original patina. Very solid handsome piece...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Rare John Keal for Brown Saltman Midcentury Vitrine Wall Unit Display Case
Located in Decatur, GA
Scarce Mid-Century Modern vitrine display cabinet designed by John Keal for Brown Saltman, circa 1952. Mahogany and micro-screen textured glass. This unit consists of two pieces - th...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

Finn Juhl Rosewood Modular Bookcase System
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rosewood "Diplomat" model modular bookcase system, designed by Finn Juhl for France and Sons, Denmark, circa 1960s. This set is extremely versatile and can be laid out any way you li...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Dux Mid Century Teak Record Cabinet
Located in Countryside, IL
Dux Mid Century Teak Record Cabinet The cabinet measures: 35.25 wide x 15.75 deep x 28.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage conditi...
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1970s Swedish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Italian Mahogany Cabinet Secretary, 1950s
Located in Meda, MB
Precious cabinet secretary produced in Italy in the 1950s, The whole cabinet is veneered in mahogany with a fine solid wood carving in the center of the two doors representing two b...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Mahogany, Maple

Torbjørn Afdal for Bruksbo of Norway MCM Long Teak Krobo Bench with Cabinet
Located in Countryside, IL
Torbjørn Afdal for Bruksbo of Norway mid century long teak Krobo bench with cabinet This bench measures: 99 wide x 14.5 deep x 22 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had...
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1970s Norwegian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

Vintage Freestanding Bookcase in Wood by Fratelli Proserpio
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful vintage wooden bookcase designed by Fratelli Proserpino of fine Italian craftsmanship in the 1950s. The bookcase is totally made of fine wood and is distributed on two mod...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Geometric Front Cabinet or Night Stand in Blonde Wood
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A simple eye catching designed cabinet that can be used in any room situation. It features oak and maple construction with plenty of storage space.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Maple, Oak

Arenson Studios Midcentury Side Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Dramatic design by the acclaimed Florida Avant Garde artist. Fashioned with copper shaded wrapped aluminum. The door panels are embossed with fish. The interior is fabric lined.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Aluminum

Jens Risom Danish Mid-Century Fall-Front Walnut Bedside Table / Commode
Located in New York, NY
Danish mid-century walnut bedside table / commode with a bottom cabinet with a fall-front drawer and brass drawer pull with an open compartment above with four dowel legs. (JENS RISOM).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Cabinet in Gabriella Crespi Style
Located in Vilnius, LT
Mid-century asymmetric wood and polished brass cabinet in Gabriella Crespi style. The cabinet has one hidden door and one shelve inside. Beautiful from all sides - no back side. ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass

Karl Springer Credenza in Lacquered Mahogany with Oxidized Bronze Doors, 1980s
Located in New York, NY
Meticulously crafted T-style cabinet in mirror lacquered mahogany with oxidized bronze doors and brass pulls by Karl Springer, American 1980s. This is rare design with extraordinary ...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Brass, Bronze

1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Cabinet by Erik Brouer
Located in Las Vegas, NV
A Beautiful Danish modern rosewood display cabinet in 2 parts, designed by Erik Brouer for Brouer Møbelfabrik, Denmark, in the 1970s. It has very stunning wood grain and is refined i...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Rosewood

Paul Evans Cityscape Cabinet in Chrome and Burl Patchwork
Located in Highland, IN
This stunning credenza by Paul Evans studio for Directional is from Evans' PE 400 Cityscape series and has the most pleasing composition of walnut burl and chrome patchwork. Of parti...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Wood and Lacquer Hanging Wall Cabinet Shelves Probber Style
Located in Chesterfield, NJ
Handsome floating wall cabinet with beautiful wood grain on the front and black lacquer on the top and sides. This cabinet has two compartments, one with a door, and six adjustable s...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Wood, Lacquer

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 Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Pair of Italian 1950s Oak Nightstands with Black Glass Tops
Located in New York, NY
An elegant pair of Italian 1950s oak nightstands or cabinets with inset black glass surface tops. The fluted two doors open with beautifully shaped brass handles to reveal one interi...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Glass, Oak

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