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Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarapaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak. Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

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Poul Norreklit Variable Height Cabinet
Located in South Charleston, WV
Produced by Georg Petersens designed by Poul Norreklit. Denmark. Signed. 16" deep, 29.25" tall and 34 1/8" wide. Delicious Rosewood cabinet with acrylic stands that allow multiple he...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Steel

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen Tambour Sideboard in Teak, Denmark, 1958
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A useful and well-proportioned sideboard by Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen featuring exposed finger joinery all around the case, sculpted teak drawer and door pulls, and expertl...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Pair of Mahogany Credenzas by Christian Hvidt
Located in Madrid, ES
Two mahogany filing cabinets designed by Christian Hvidt and manufactured by Søborg Møbler. Front door with handle in brass and four pull-out trays.
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Late 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Mahogany

Solid Elm Sideboard by Olavi Hanninen
Located in Lyon, FR
Solid elm sideboard designed by Olavi Hanninen. Composed of three doors and three drawers. Handles in black metal.
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Metal

Danish Teak Credenza by Lovig, 1960s
Located in Hamburg, PA
A handsome teak credenza designed by Jens Quistgaard for Peter Lovig. This teak sideboard has two tambour doors that reveal five shelves and five drawers for ample storage. The cabin...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Aluminum

1960s Sideboard / Credenzas in Teak on a Aluminum Stand by Pertti Salmi, Norway
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful Norwegian sideboard / credenzas designed in the 1960s by Pertti Salmi for Vilka Oy in Nastola Soumi, Norway. Consists three drawers and four doors. In both internal cabinet...
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Aluminum

Low Profile Danish Rosewood Bookcase or Media Stand on Hairpin Legs
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Incredibly versatile Danish rosewood bookcase, vintage, 1960s. Rich, deep, oily luster on this old growth rosewood. This cabinet originally had glass doors (not included) and sat ato...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

1950 Teak Sideboard Credenzas Designed by Bertil Fridhagen for Bodafors, Sweden
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful sideboard or credenzas designed by Bertil Fridhagen for Bodafors Bra Bohag, Sweden. This sideboard cabinet is made of teak and consist of four drawers and four doors with a...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Midcentury Sideboard in Rosewood by Helge Sibast, Danish Design
Located in Lejre, DK
Sideboard in rosewood, designed and made by Helge Sibast, 1960s. Great original condition.
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1960s Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Swedish Grace Mahogany Inlaid Sideboard/Credenza by Mobilia, Sweden, 1940s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Elegant Swedish Modern sideboard from Mobilia. Made in mahogany with beautiful contrasting wood inlays in the form of leaves and flowers on the tabletop. Flaming veneer on the front,...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Mahogany

1960s Arne Hovmand Olsen Fine Teak Credenza for Selig Denmark
Located in Miami, FL
Fine Danish teak credenza by Arne Hovmand-Olsen for Selig. Featuring beautifully figured teak, it has sliding doors to the left opening to an adjustable shelf and two half drawers. T...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Svend Åge Madsen Rosewood 13 Drawer Dresser Credenza
Located in Berkeley, CA
Mid century rosewood dresser credenza designed by Svend Age Madsen for Falster Mobelfabrik, Denmark. Crafted of old-growth dark rosewood with mitered corners, and raised on round tap...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Ole Wanscher Rosewood Sideboard
Located in Berkeley, CA
Finely crafted credenza of dark rosewood with pattern match across the front of doors attributed Ole Wanscher. Fully locking doors open to reveal a mahogany interior with an adjustab...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Midcentury Danish Modern Teak Credenza
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous teak credenza with sliding doors and 4 drawers. Blond maple interiors, cabinet has shelves behind the doors. Dovetailed construction, in very good vintage condition with min...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Maple, Teak

Large Danish Teak Credenza Dry Bar
Located in New York, NY
Spectacular large (95.75 in W) Danish modern sideboard, dry bar, credenza. This example features a bank of our drawers which flank two center doors, which open to shelved storage, an...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Danish Scandinavian Modern Midcentury Rosewood Chest of Drawers
Located in Stockholm, SE
Cool Danish midcentury chest of drawers, made from rosewood with striking woodgrain. Clean, graphic lines.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Danish Modern H.W. Klein Teak Tambour Door Sideboard for Bramin
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern sideboard credenza designed by H.W. Klein for Bramin, Denmark circa 1960's. Features stunning sculpted legs and sliding tambour doors accented with polished alumin...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Aluminum

Santos Rosewood 'Model 20' Sideboard bt Nierls O Moller for J.L. Mollers
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This is a beautiful example of this scarce sideboard by master designer Niels O Moller, and produced by the cabinet makers J.L. Mollers, It consists of two large sliding doors with a...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Hardwood

Majestic Danish Modern Credenza by Omann Jun in Palisander
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful Gunni Omann Palisander sideboard from the 1950s. Designed for Omann Jun Møbelfabrik in the mid-20th century, this piece is an extremely well preserved example of Mid-Cen...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Palisander

Scandinavian Modern Large Teak Credenza
Located in San Francisco, CA
Scandinavian modern large solid teak credenza. High quality cabinetry details in the dovetail construction, made from solid teak boards, five sculpted drawer fronts and a finished ba...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Jens Quistgaard for Peter Lovig Teak Sideboard
Located in Berkeley, CA
Teak credenza designed by Jens Quistgaard for Peter Lovig, Denmark, c.1960. The sideboard is crafted of teak with a book-matched tambour door front, which opens to reveal a series of...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Midcentury Sideboard in Solid Teak by Hvidt & Mølgaard, 1950s
Located in Lejre, DK
Sideboard in solid teak with a five drawers and tambour door. Finger- jointed case on round legs. Designed by Hvidt and Mølgaard for Søborg Møbler in 1958. Made in Denmark. Great ori...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Pair of Borge Mogensen Rosewood Cabinets Model BM 57
Located in Berkeley, CA
Pair of Scandinavian Rosewood Cabinets designed by Borge Mogensen for P. Lauritsen & Son Denmark, Model BM 57. The cabinets are crafted of dark Brazilian rosewood with brass hardware...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Borge Mogensen Rosewood Cabinet BM 57
Located in Berkeley, CA
Scandinavian rosewood cabinet designed by Borge Mogensen for P. Lauritsen & Son Denmark, Model BM 57. Cabinet crafted of rosewood with two doors with brass hinges and key. Interior o...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Børge Mogensen Rosewood Cabinet Model BM 57 #1
Located in Berkeley, CA
Scandinavian rosewood cabinet designed by Børge Mogensen for P. Lauritsen & Son Denmark, Model BM 57. Cabinet crafted of rosewood with two bi-fold doors with brass hinges and key. In...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Rare and Elegant No. 36 Sideboard by Arne Vodder
Located in Munich, DE
Made by sibast. Does have a real back and can be used as room divider.... 2 tambour doors with shelves and drawers. A bar behind the right door. Lacquered teakwood.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Locking Teak Cabinet Ib Juul Christensen for Arhtur Soltvedt Møbelfabrik
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Low and long locking teak cabinet by Ib Juul Christensen for Arhtur Soltvedt Møbelfabrik. Made from beautifully selected teak veneer over solid wood. In excellent original condition.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Henry Rosengren Hansen Rosewood Sideboard, Denmark, 1960
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Highly refined rosewood sideboard model 9940 designed by Henry Rosengren Hansen for Rosengren Hansen, Denmark 1960. The sideboard has 4 sliding doors with 2 shelves and 8 drawers beh...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Greta Magnusson Grossman Series 62 Three-Drawer Long Dresser
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman series 62 three-drawer long dresser. Designed in 1952 by Grossman, this is an authorized re-edition by GUBI of Denmark who meticulously reproduces her work w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Steel

Greta Magnusson Grossman Series 62 Desk
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman Series 62 desk. Designed by Grossman in 1952, but named the 62 desk as it was deemed to be ten years ahead of its time, this is an authorized re-edition by G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Steel

Greta Magnusson Grossman Series 62 Six-Drawer Dresser
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman Series 62 six-drawer dresser. Designed by Grossman in 1952, but named the 62 dresser as it was deemed to be ten years ahead of its time, this is an authorize...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Steel

Greta Magnusson Grossman Series 62 Four-Drawer Dresser
Located in Glendale, CA
Greta Magnusson Grossman Series 62 four-drawer dresser. Designed by Grossman in 1952, but named the 62 dresser as it was deemed to be ten years ahead of its time, this is an authoriz...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Steel

Peter Hvidt Orla Molgaard Nielsen Tambour Sideboard, Denmark, 1958
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Super quality small sideboard designed by Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard Nielsen and manufactured by Soborg Mobler, Denmark, 1958. The cabinet has 2 tambour doors on the left and 5 dr...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Midcentury Teak Three Door Credenza, Made in Sweden, circa 1960s
Located in Peabody, MA
A midcentury "Scandinavian Modern" teak three-door credenza, made in Sweden, circa 1960s.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

1960s Danish Modern Teak Tambour Freestanding Sideboard Credenza Midcentury
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
Early 1960s Danish modern teak sideboard with unusual full width sliding tambour doors, which consist of precise machined teak slats set on a thick oil cloth that slide along tracks,...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Midcentury Vintage Bookcase by František Jirák, 1960s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Midcentury vintage bookcase from the 1960s it was designed by František Jirák and was manufactured by Nový Domov company in the former Czechoslovakia. Features a simple design, a gla...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Glass, Wood

Arne Hovmand Olsen Teak Credenza
Located in San Francisco, CA
Arne Hovmand Olsen design teak credenza, Denmark. Sculpted lip to the top on a floating base with four sliding doors that operate smoothly concealing five drawers and three interior ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Solid Teak Credenza by Johannes Aasbjerg
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Danish modern solid teak credenza by Johannes Aasbjerg with dovetailed corners on the case and drawers also two sliding doors that have adjustable shelves inside. The back of the ca...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Felt, Oak, Teak

Credenza from Ringvide, Solid Birchwood and Birchveneér, Scandinavian, Weave
Located in Visby, SE
Weave W196-N Birch sideboard, made of solid birchwood and laminated birchveneér. Modern yet classic, bold yet modest the cabinet serves as a great example of scandinavian contemporar...
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2010s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Birch

Swedish Cabinet with Writing Desk in Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Svensk Fur, cabinet, pine, Sweden, 1950s Versatile Swedish cabinet in pine. This cabinet consists of two parts. On the bottom two sliding doors hide multiple drawers. On top a large...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Pine

Hans J. Wegner Danish Modern Sideboard in Oak Model "RY26", 1960s
Located in Odense, DK
Beautiful low sideboard / credenza model "RY-26" from the 1960s by Hans J. Wegner. The sideboard features the most beautifully patinated oakwood, brass fittings and inlaid sliding do...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Danish Midcentury Rosewood and Brass Sideboard by Svend Langkilde, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Beautiful rosewood sideboard by Svend Langkilde. Elegantly sculpted handles, large decorative brass hinges on the sides and in the center of the front.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Brass

Ib Kofod-Larsen, FA-66 Sideboard for Faarup Møbelfabrik
Located in Munster, NRW
Minimalist sideboard in oak and blond oak veneer, by Danish designer Ib Kofod-Larsen for Faarup Møbelfabrik. Opening with four drawers and four doors revealing drawers and shelves. ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Oak, Oak

Arne Vodder Tambour Sideboard in Rosewood for Sibast Møbler, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Hellouw, NL
Stunning Arne Vodder sideboard with tambour doors in rosewood for Sibast Møbler from Denmark, 1960s. It's Minimalist design. The craftsmanship on the tambour doors stands out. The do...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Poul Hundavad Rosewood Cabinet
Located in Berkeley, CA
Brazilian rosewood cabinet designed by Poul Hundavad. Cabinet crafted of rosewood veneer on a solid wood core; two pulls out locking door with dynamic bookmatched dark grain, the int...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Oak, Rosewood

Erik Chambert Credenza, circa 1940s
Located in New York, NY
A Swedish inlaid and stained birch sideboard, designed by Erik Chambert, circa 1940s, the rectangular top with a molded edge above two cupboard doors and a central tilting bottle com...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Birch

Rosewood Credenza/Sideboard Model FA66 by Ib Kofod-Larsen, Excellent Condition
Located in Kansas City, MO
Stunning Danish Modern Kofod Larsen for Faarup Møbelfabrik sideboard / credenza / media cabinet model FA66 in Brazilian rosewood. Excellent design with four doors and four drawers di...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood

Danish Sideboard Designed by Peter Hjorth Lorenzen & Johannes Foersom, 1990s
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking freestanding sideboard designed by Peter Hjorth Lorenzen & Johannes Foersom and made by Orla Albæk. Great original condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Beech

Scandinavian Modern Small Teak Credenza
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian Modern teak two-door server, designed by Lennart Bender for Ulferts. Minimal design with clean lines, finished with nice details that indicate high-quality craftsmanship...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Classic Danish Modern Teak Credenza / Sideboard, Clausen & Son
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic Danish modern teak credenza or sideboard. Stunning grained book-match wood, featuring 3 sliding doors, right side, two dove tail drawers and shelf.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Midcentury Scandinavian Modern Low Sideboard in Oak by H.W. Klein, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Great looking midcentury sideboard in oak designed by Maa. H.W. Klein. Made by Bramin furniture. Original condition.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Oak

1970s Pine Wood Side Table with Single Drawer by Aksel Kjersgaard Odder, Denmark
Located in Bergen op Zoom, NL
Beautiful minimal solid pine wood made 1970s side table with a single large drawer Marked Aksel Kjersgaard This Danish designer is a master in showing off the refined Scandina...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Pine

Mid-Century Modernist Sideboard No. U-460, by Jiří Jiroutek, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This Mid-Century Modernist sideboard no. U-460 was designed by the famous Czechoslovaka architect Jirí Jiroutek in 1958. It was made in the former Czechoslovakia for Interiér Praha ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Wood, Beech, Plywood

Midcentury Colorful Shoe Rack, Eastern Bloc, 1960s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Vintage colored shoe rack with sliding doors, Eastern bloc. Made in the former Czechoslovakia by Drevopodnik Brno in the 1960s. Made of wood and plywood. Wooden shelves for the shoe...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Wood, Plywood

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen Credenza
Located in San Francisco, CA
Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen design teak credenza, Denmark. High quality construction and attention to detail with dovetail construction in solid teak.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Dux Walnut Credenza / Buffet
Located in Crockett, CA
This walnut credenza by DUX of Sweden has five drawers, two sliding doors, and a sled base. There are two adjustable shelves that slide in and out on wire supports. DUX signature on ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Walnut

1960s Mid-Century Danish Teak 3-Door Credenza Scandinavian Farmhouse CabinModern
Located in Washington, DC
Three sliding doors. Two flatware drawers and two adjustable shelves. Measures: W 72 x D 17 x H 30 in.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Teak

Scandinavian Credenza in the Style of Kaare Klint for C.B. Hansens
Located in San Francisco, CA
Scandinavian Modern credenza in the style of Kaare Klint for C.B. Hansens, Denmark. High quality construction and attention to detail, labeled C.B Hansens Kobenhaven.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Credenzas

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Rosewood