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Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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
Merton Gershun American of Martinsville MCM Urban Suburban 6 Drawer Lowboy
Located in Countryside, IL
Merton Gershun for American of Martinsville mid century Urban Suburban 6 drawer lowboy dresser This dresser measures: 54 wide x 20.5 deep x 29.5 inches high All pieces of furni...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century modern American Of Martinsville 3 drawer Dresser black white
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-Century Modern American of Martinsville 3 drawer dresser black white. All original vintage condition - black lacquer shows wear - white glass and brass knobs. All drawers slide s...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Laminate, Hardwood, Lacquer

Jack Cartwright Walnut 12-Drawer Dresser for Founders Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jack Cartwright walnut 12-drawer dresser for Founders Co.
Category

1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Janus Collection Chest of Drawers, Model 5727
Located in DELRAY BEACH, FL
Chest of drawers designed by Edward Wormley for his Janus Collection for Dunbar Furniture. Made of walnut and expertly crafted. Beautiful joinery details on the corners of the cabine...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Peter Hvidt Style Mid Century Teak 6 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Peter Hvidt Style Mid Century Teak 6 Drawer Lowboy Dresser The dresser measures: 63 wide x 18.5 deep x 30 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restore...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Dresser for Widdicomb
Located in San Diego, CA
An incredibly stylish modern dresser designed by British-born architect T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb in the United States, circa 1950s. This striking design features a bleach...
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1950s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Raymond Loewy 6 Drawer Dresser for Mengel
By (after) Raymond Loewy
Located in San Diego, CA
*Price includes Restoration Uber rare and early Mid-Century Modern dresser by Raymond Loewy for Mengel furniture company. It features enameled oak drawer fronts, modern black stee...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Iron

Pair of Chest of Drawers in Wood by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Vips Residence
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful pair of wooden chest of drawers made by Luigi Caccia Dominioni in the 70's for the Vips Residence. The chests of drawers are made of wood in lighter and darker shades of br...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Paul Mayen High Gloss Taupe 6 Drawer Dresser Desk for Habitat
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
6 drawer dresser with center desk Minimalist mid century Paul Mayen high gloss taupe dressers with desk with 6 drawers total for Habitat. High Gloss finish in Taupe. Solid wood const...
Category

1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Arne Vodder Danish Modern Teak Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
Danish modern teak chest or dresser, designed by Arne Vodder for Sibast, Danish, circa 1960s. Signed inside drawer. Beautiful graining to the teak. It offers a voluminous amount of s...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood, Teak

Vintage Sarreid Brass Highboy Dresser
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful brass Sarreid highboy dresser with working drawers. Well kept brass accent Highboy with brass pins as well. No major scratches or damages. Has wooden legs.
Category

1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings pair of night stands for Widdicomb, 1950s
Located in Camden, ME
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbingspair of nightstands designed by for Widdicomb, from the 1950s. The walnut nightstands are in their original Espresso lacquer that has been conserved not refini...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Elegant 1960s Dressing-Table and Make-Up Table Set with Stool
Located in IJMuiden, NL
Dressing-table and make-up table set with stool. This elegant colourful dressing table is a beautiful piece and will complete your bedroom, showroom or hair and or makeup studio. The...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

Paul McCobb for Planner Group Winchendon Modular Ebonized Maple Dresser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, modular dresser system by Paul McCobb for Planner Group, Winchendon features two 24 x 18 x 8.5 inch dressers with signature aluminum ring pulls, that can be posit...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Aluminum

Stanley Young Walnut Dresser for Glenn of California, circa 1955
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Stanley Young walnut dresser for Glenn of California, circa 1955. Signed Frank Bros. to the back. This piece has been professionally restored.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern High Dresser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning Mid-Century Modern highboy dresser. Six spacious dovetail-jointed drawers line the center of the case and are flanked by leather front cabinet doors with adjustable shelving...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Leather, Wood

Pair of Vintage Mid-Century Modern Chest of Drawers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of vintage mid-century modern chest of drawers handcrafted out of mahogany wood and has been professionally restored by our team of expert craftsmen. The dressers are stained ...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood, Mahogany, Plywood, Lacquer

Tall Seven Drawer Lingerie Chest by Grosfeld House
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern white lacquer brass pulls tall seven drawer lingerie chest.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

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

Materials

Wrought Iron

Mid-Century Modern Mount Airy Walnut & Brass Dresser Sideboard with Brass Pulls
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
This lovely, Mid-Century Modern credenza storage unit made of walnut offers six drawers with dividers or the ultimate organization in any dining room or bedroom. Low profile brass pu...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

John Widdicomb Brass Star Shape Pulls 9 Drawers Long Dresser Credenza Light Wood
Located in Rockaway, NJ
John Widdicomb brass star shape pulls 9 drawers long dresser credenza light wood.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Mahogany, Maple

Vintage Classic Bird's Eye Maple Dresser
Located in Pasadena, CA
Vintage classic bird's eye maple dresser with decorative original brass pulls & casters and dovetail drawers. It has been newly restored and attractive antique gold details have been...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Milo Baughman Dresser for Cal Mode
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Milo Baughman "Laurel House" dresser for Cal Mode, USA, c.1950s. The sleek ebonized oak dresser features six drawers, wood slated top and "x" base side legs. Dimensions: ?71" widt...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak

Rustic Modern Oak Dresser by Paul Frankl, USA, 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
A rare dresser designed by Paul Frankl for Brown Saltman, United States, circa 1950-1959. The oak case has been completely restored in our dark oak finish, this design features textu...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Vintage Walnut Credenza/Dresser by George Nelson for Herman Miller
Located in Oxnard, CA
Here is a phenomenal example of George Nelson's "Basic Cabinet Series" for Herman Miller. This early walnut example features the ever popular and rare "cupcake" pulls. The compact, y...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Arne Vodder for Sibast Mobelfabrik Style Mid-Century Modern Dresser
Located in Federal Way, WA
Double dresser in style of Arne Vodder for Sibast Mobelfabrik. In great condition with age-related signs of wear. Great combination of teak and oak wood. All 8 drawers glides easily,...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Rare Custom Donald Deskey Art Deco Chest of Drawers
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This very rare chest of drawers was created around 1930 by Art Deco master and designer of Radio City Music Hall, Donald Deskey. The workman ship exhibited in the execution of this p...
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1930s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Chrome

Brass Clad Decorative Three Drawers Chest
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Decorative high quality brass-clad 3 three drawers chest on black lacquer base. Heavy solid brass hardware. High sheen polished finish.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Paul McCobb Calvin Group Mid Century Modern Dresser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Ten-drawer mahogany dresser with tri-fold doors by from the Irwin collection, Paul McCobb. Exquisite mid-century modern bedroom storage dresser with unique design detail by an iconic...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Persian Walnut Dresser by Bert England for John Widdicomb
Located in Hingham, MA
Luxurious nine drawer dresser in Persian walnut designed by Bert England for the John Widdicomb's Orientation Group. End doors with chunky solid brass "door knocker" style hardware o...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Mid Century High Gloss taupe Lacquer Lane Pair of Nightstands 3 & 2 Drawer
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid Century Pair of High Gloss taupe Lacquer Lane Mid Century High Gloss taupe Lacquer Lane Pair of Nightstands 3 & 2 Drawers. Beautiful condition inside and out. Circa 1970 - (1) 3 ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Paul McCobb Eight-Drawer Dresser Marble Top for Calvin Furniture, 1950s
Located in Camden, ME
Paul McCobb eight-drawer walnut dresser is part of McCobb's Irwin line manufactured by Calvin Furniture of Grand Rapids during the 1950s. The cabinet has 2 folding doors of three pa...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Marble

American Wicker by Henry Link Chest of Three Drawers, Cabinet, Bachelor's Chest
Located in Miami, FL
American Mid-Century Modern Wicker by Henry Link handcrafted Girl's Chest, Commode, Chest of 3 Drawers, made out of Bentwood Wicker, and hand woven cane. Great Children Bedroom Fur...
Category

1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wicker, Cane, Reed, Bentwood

Broyhill Premier Emphasis Collection Mid Century Dresser
Located in New York, NY
Classic American made mid century dresser, by the noted furniture company Broyhill, as part of their premier Emphasis collection. This example features two banks of drawers, each hav...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Paul McCobb Style Lane Mid Century Walnut and Chrome 6 Drawer Highboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb style lane mid century walnut and chrome 6 drawer highboy dresser. This dresser measures: 38 wide x 18 deep x 48 inches high ?All pieces of furniture can be had in ...
Category

1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Chrome

Mid Century Walnut 6 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Mid century walnut 6 drawer lowboy dresser This dresser measures: 64 wide x 20 deep x 31 inches high ?All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condit...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Milo Baughman Style Crawford Furniture MCM Blonde 6 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman style Crawford Furniture mid century blonde 6 drawer lowboy dresser. Dresser measures: 52 wide x 19 deep x 30.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in w...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Pair of Matching Mengel Blue Lacquered Raymond Loewy Chest of Drawers Dressers
Located in West Hartford, CT
Newly refurbished pair of matching lacquered Raymond Loewy designed small chests of drawers. The color is a deep blue with gold accents. They are nothing short of magnificent.
Category

1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid Century Blonde Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Robsjohn Gibbings for Widdicomb Mid Century Blonde Lowboy Dresser Dresser measures: 68 wide x 21.5 deep x 30.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call re...
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1970s North American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Mainline Hooker Dresser
Located in Baltimore, MD
Stunning walnut Mid-Century Modern credenza, dresser for Mainline by Hooker Furniture Company circa 1960’s. This unit features a rectangle top with sculpted raised backsplash and sid...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Aluminum, Enamel

Lane Brutalist Mid Century Oak Lowboy Dresser
Located in Seattle, WA
Lane Brutalist mid century oak lowboy dresser This dresser measures: 68 wide x 18.75 deep x 30.25 inches high.
Category

1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Teak Mid-Century Modern Tall Dresser
Located in Baltimore, MD
Mid-Century Modern teak high boy dresser, chest of drawers, made in Denmark. Minimalist Danish Modern inspired profile and extremely well-made dresser, has incredible lines and detai...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Milo Bauhgman Attribution Pair Olive Burl Brown Enamel Dressers Six Drawers MCM
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A super handsome and sophisticated pair of six-drawer dressers or credenzas. They feature well-made and freshly refinished brown enamel cases, with beautifully book matched olive-bur...
Category

1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Enamel, Chrome

Chic Restored Cream Lacquer Raffia Commode by Baker Furniture, circa 1975
Located in Atlanta, GA
This magnificent commode is shipped as professionally photographed and described in the listing narrative: Meticulously professionally restored and completely installation ready. ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Four Drawer Thin Edge Dresser / Chest of Drawers in Rosewood by George Nelson
Located in Kansas City, MO
George Nelson Thin Edge cabinet in Brazilian Rosewood, manufactured by Herman Miller. Signed with the early round Herman Miller medallion. Very good original condition. Very few sign...
Category

1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Porcelain, Rosewood

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Sculpted Walnut Tall Chest Dresser Armoire Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Mid-Century Modern sculpted walnut tall chest dresser armoire cabinet. Item includes sculpted wood pulls, beautiful wood grain, 2 swing doors, 5 dovetailed drawers, clean mo...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Mirrored Glass Sideboard Cabinet Credenza Console
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Modern 4 doors mirrored console credenza sideboard with built in wine rack bar.
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Glass, Mirror

Modern Six-Drawer Dresser Burl Wood Lucite Legs with Lucite and Brass Hardware
Located in Compton, CA
Introducing the all new Goldfinger collection. The Goldfinger dresser is finished in a burl wood veneer, showcasing the natural beauty of this type of wood. The six drawers have Luci...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Buffet Dresser Renato Zevi Lacquered Wood Mirrored Glass 70s Set of 2
Located in Palermo, IT
A buffet and a chest of drawers designed by the Italian designer Renato Zevi in the 70s. This elegant set has a black lacquered wood structure, dark glass top and doors and drawers i...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Edward Wormley for Dunbar, Berne, Indiana, circa 1970
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Edward Wormley bachelor chest for Dunbar, Berne, Indiana, circa 1970 Dunbar, Berne, Indiana, circa 1970, signed/stamped on back Measures: Walnut H 31, W 34, D 20 in.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century 5 Drawer Highboy Dresser, Pair
Located in Countryside, IL
George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century 5 Drawer Highboy Dresser This dresser measures: 40 wide x 18.5 deep x 39.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what w...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

2 George Nelson Style Mid-Century Solid Mahogany Low Boy Dressers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a great set of solid mahogany low boy dressers. They feature unique steel feet and articulated drawer fronts. Made from solid mahogany. Sold per dresser.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Mahogany

R-Way Bedroom Set With Highboy Dresser and Nightstands
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage modern three-piece set includes Mid-Century nightstands and six drawer highboy dresser. This stylish mix of natural wood finish, brass pulls, and tapered legs with brass...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Midcentury Walnut Chest of Drawers by Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern chest features three large drawers with metal conical pulls on each. Straight line midcentury design with tapered legs and a vintage walnut finish. This...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Lane Rhythm Long Dresser
Located in Morgan, UT
Lane "Rhythm" series Mid-Century Modern long dresser Lane Furniture, USA, 1960s. Measures: 60 Wide x 18 Deep x 31.25 High. Walnut mid century modern dresser with six drawers...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Walnut

Arne Vodder Teak Dresser Chest for Sibast Denmark
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A very well crafted teak four drawer dresser chest with cats eye drawer fronts which was a signature statement of the iconic designer Arne Vodder. Matching teak conical legs with cro...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Lane Rhythm Paul McCobb Style Mid-Century 9 Drawer Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Lane Rhythm Paul McCobb style mid century 9 drawer lowboy dresser Lowboy measures: 66.5 wide x 18 deep x 31.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call re...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Honey Amber Tone Finish Edmond Spence High Chest Gentlemen's Dresser Double Door
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Honey amber tone finish edmond spence high chest gentlemen's dresser comode double door.
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Birch

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