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MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Wide Pacific Dresser in Cerused White Oak by VOLK
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Solid white oak with turned brass legs and drawer pulls. Cerused finish. Dimensions: 46” W x 18” D x 36” H.  
Category

2010s American Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

BOND DRESSER - Modern 6 Drawer Nude Cathedral Oak + Exotic Black/White Groove
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
Introducing the "Bond Dresser," a true testament to contemporary American craftsmanship. This exceptional dresser transcends its utilitarian role and transforms into a statement piec...
Category

2010s American Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak

Phillip Modern Solid Wood Dresser by Crump and Kwash
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Phillip Dresser by Crump and Kwash Solid wood case with continuous waterfall grain / blackened steel pulls and base / hand shaped solid wood feet / hand rubbed oil finish / premium...
Category

2010s American Modern Dressers

Materials

Steel

Mae Solid Wood Credenza, Cabinet, or Dresser, by Crump and Kwash
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Solid wood case / hand-turned legs / hand rubbed oil finish / solid brass pulls / premium, full extension, soft close drawer slides / solid wood, dovetai...
Category

2010s American Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Henredon Charles X Burlwood Lowboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Henredon Charles X Burlwood Lowboy Dresser This lowboy measures: 74 wide x 19 deep x 34.5 inches high About Photos: We take our photos in a controlled lighting studio to show as mu...
Category

Early 2000s American Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

Ash Aurora Nightstand Four Drawer Modern Bedside Table/ Chest of Drawers by Arid
By Arid
Located in Albuquerque, NM
We have one of these in stock, available for immediate shipment. The stunning Arora Nightstand is built of solid ash hardwood with a black walnut stand. It has four drawers that all...
Category

2010s American Modern Dressers

Materials

Hardwood, Ash, Walnut

KGBL Johansson Dresser
By KGBL
Located in New York, NY
The delicate frame of the Johansson is achieved with a skin of 3/8" lacquered aluminum encasing a cabinet constructed of highly polished wood veneer exteriors and solid wood interior...
Category

2010s Modern Dressers

Materials

Aluminum

Modern Light Cream Console or Dressing Table in Lacquered Wood & Polished Brass
Located in Porto, PT
Modern light cream console or dressing table in lacquered wood & polished brass Malala console table The beautiful Malala console table chooses to be di...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Dressers

Materials

Marble, Brass

Katsura 3-Drawer Elm Chest
Located in San Jose, CA
Finish Shown: Ginger The bold Katsura Collection is inspired by the understated luxury of Asian heritage palace architecture that combines both feelings of modern and traditional de...
Category

2010s Asian Modern Dressers

Materials

Elm

Modern brown wooden walnut bronze Cabinet
Located in Riga, LV
Meticulously designed and made to order, this furniture piece embodies elegance and boasts the finest craftsmanship. Crafted from rich walnut wood, the sideboard features a striking...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Cassettiera, vetro di murano antico blu zaffiro, foglia oro, ottone, disponibile
Located in Guazzora, IT
La cassettiera a tre cassetti è una straordinaria opera d'arte realizzata con il vetro di Murano, noto per la sua bellezza e artigianalità. La trama ad alveare customizzata sul vetro...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Modern Painted Dresser
Located in Westwood, NJ
Representing the ultimate combination of form and function, it creates a space worthy of your finest clothing. All drawers are completely finished and wear Matte Pearl. The graceful...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Asian Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

Napa 36" Chest
Located in San Jose, CA
Dimensions: 36”W x 16”D x 34”H Finish Shown: Shiitake Inspired by bold architectural lines, the Napa collection exemplifies refined simplicity. It harmoniously joins wood and fabric...
Category

2010s Asian Modern Dressers

Materials

Ash

Retro white brass Dresser in high gloss
Located in Riga, LV
Retro Microphone-Inspired Dresser- a captivating blend of nostalgia and contemporary design. This exquisite piece is meticulously crafted, finished in a luxurious high gloss that exu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Dark Oak Modern Dresser
Located in Westwood, NJ
With a wire-brushed white oak in our dark Charcoal finish. This dresser is horizontally configured enabling it to not be an intrusive piece in the space and for the convenience of al...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Light Oak Modern Dresser
Located in Westwood, NJ
With a wire-brushed white oak in our light grey oak finish. This dresser is horizontally configured enabling it to not be an intrusive piece in the space and for the convenience of a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Japanese keyaki Wood Modern Dresser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare and handsome dresser. Danish modern style. Simple and clean lines. Architectural form and function. Plywood (no pressboard) on solid wood base, nice grained keyaki wood veneer, ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Modern Large White Lacquer Dresser with Long Black Handles
Located in Pasadena, CA
This white lacquered dresser from the 1980s, reminiscent of the Roger Rougier style, boasts a unique feature: contrasting black handle accents adorning six stairs-stepped drawers . ...
Category

Late 20th Century American Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

KGBL Johansson Dresser
By KGBL
Located in New York, NY
The delicate frame of the Johansson is achieved with a skin of 3/8" lacquered aluminum encasing a cabinet constructed of highly polished wood veneer exteriors and solid wood interior...
Category

2010s Modern Dressers

Materials

Aluminum

Italian Contemporary Green Murano Glass, Brass and Wood Dresser
Located in Scandicci, Florence
Beautiful dresser designed and handcrafted by us with structure and interior in solid wood, legs and finishes in brass and tops and decorations in emerald colored Murano glass. It i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Moooi Editions, Eek Dresser Menagerie of Extinct Animals Raven, Limited #1/10
Located in BREDA, NL
Elevate your space with the Eek Dresser - a fusion of elegance, rarity, and the humbling power of nature. This is your invitation to become part of the narrative of creative luxury. ...
Category

2010s Dutch Modern Dressers

Materials

Steel

MAXWELL - Multifunctional Pedestals/Bedside Tables
Located in Durban, ZA
Introducing our versatile bedside table - MAXWELL. The "Swiss army knife" of a pedestal, versatile and bold. A mix of solid and hybrid substrate materials, we have been able to opt...
Category

2010s South African Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Romweber Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie Lacquered Grasscloth Dresser or Credenza
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Modern Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie long dresser or credenza By Romweber USA, Circa 1980s Beautiful lacquered grasscloth, with original Asian-inspired brass hardwa...
Category

1980s American Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

"Il Pezzo 2 Dresser" chest of drawers - walnut - Marquinia marble - brass base
Located in Firenze, IT
Classic, flowing and gentle contours, Il Pezzo 2 gives its own reading of time, old pieces inspiring familiar and comforting sensations. Crafted entirely from solid American walnut, ...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Dressers

Materials

Marble, Brass

Atlantic Chest of Drawers, by Michele De Lucchi for Memphis Milano Collection
Located in La Morra, Cuneo
ATLANTIC Michele de Lucchi 1981 Cassettiera in legno rivestita in laminato decorativo, elementi in metallo e vetro. I cassetti di Atlantic sembrano delle stanze in miniatura che saranno abitate dai nostri ricordi, dai nostri vestiti e dai nostri oggetti che qui saranno custoditi; li potremo intravedere, come da una finestra, dalla superficie in vetro. Realizzata nel 1981 da Michele de Lucchi per Memphis...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

BOND DRESSER - Modern 4 Drawer Ebony Oak and Exotic Black/White Wood
Located in Laguna Niguel, CA
Introducing the "Bond Dresser," a true testament to contemporary American craftsmanship. This exceptional dresser transcends its utilitarian role and transforms into a statement piec...
Category

2010s American Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak

Post Modern Black Lacquered Compact Dresser- sold separately
Located in Los Angeles, CA
W43.5 D21 H27 1980’s Post Modern Black Lacquered Compact Dresser. Dresser features 4 drawers and sits on cylinder legs. Item has been lightly restored and is structurally sound. Pr...
Category

1980s Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Lacquer

1960's Modern Light Toned Wood 12 Drawer Standard Dresser w/Unique Hardware
Located in Opa Locka, FL
1960's Modern Light Toned Wood 12 Drawer Standard Dresser. This dresser has unique hardware.
Category

1960s American Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Pacific Dresser in Natural Walnut by Volk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An elegantly simple dresser with graduated drawers, beautiful wood grain and lovely brass hardware. Solid walnut with turned brass legs and drawer pulls. Dimensions: 42” H x 26” W x ...
Category

2010s American Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Estella Dresser Design by Mehmet Orel for Capella
Located in İnegöl, TR
As Capella, our job is to ensure the perfect harmony between materials and present them to you in the most accurate and harmonious way. We give them a soul and life. This is our firs...
Category

2010s Turkish Modern Dressers

Materials

Marble, Brass

Dresser ‘DC 154’ Carlo de Carli, Sormani, 1960 circa
Located in Milano, Lombardia
La cassettiera in legno massello disegnata da Calo De Carli per Sormani negli anni '60 rappresenta un'icona dell'arredamento d'epoca, con un mix perfetto di eleganza, preziosità e funzionalità. Questo pezzo di design incarna la maestria artigianale italiana che...
Category

1960s Italian Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

1960s Florence Knoll 3-Drawer Walnut Dresser with White Marble Top 2x Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Florence Knoll Walnut 3-drawer dresser, designed by Florence Knoll in 1960 for Knoll International. The listed price includes one dresser and we have two available for purc...
Category

1960s American Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Marble, Steel

Ralph Lauren Modern Hollywood Mahogany Leather Tall Chest
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous mahogany dresser or chest of drawers by Ralph Lauren from the modern Hollywood collection. The dresser features a mahogany veneered case with a cream parchment clad front. T...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

Alton Leather and Solid Wood Dresser by Crump and Kwash In Stock
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Alton Highboy by Crump and Kwash Features a solid wood case / oiled finish / leather wrapped drawer fronts / premium, full extension, soft close drawer slides / solid maple, dovet...
Category

2010s American Modern Dressers

Materials

Steel

American Designer, Dresser, Oak, USA, 1940s
Located in High Point, NC
A cerused oak dresser designed and produced in the US, 1940s.
Category

1940s American Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak

Ash Aurora Nightstand Four Drawer Modern Bedside Table/ Chest of Drawers by Arid
By Arid
Located in Albuquerque, NM
The stunning Arora Nightstand is built of solid ash hardwood with a black walnut stand. It has four drawers that all run on the finest soft closing ball bearing glides and is built w...
Category

2010s American Modern Dressers

Materials

Hardwood, Ash, Walnut

American Designer, Dresser, Oak, USA, 1940s
Located in High Point, NC
A stained oak dresser designed and produced in the US, 1940s.
Category

1940s American Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak

1939 Eliel Saarinen & Pipsan Saarinen Swanson Johnson Four Drawer Dresser
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a gorgeous and beautifully restored Eliel Saarinen, J. Robert Swanson, and Pipsan Saarinen Swanson 4-drawer dresser, produced by Johnson Furniture Co. circa 1939. ...
Category

1930s American Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

1970s Florence Knoll International 6 Drawer Credenza Dresser with Marble Top
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a gorgeous original 1970s Florence Knoll 6-drawer credenza/dresser, produced by Knoll International. This example has a dark mahogany finish with original marble t...
Category

1970s American Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Chrome

Italian Rosewood Herringbone Pattern Dresser
Located in Tulsa, OK
Italian Rosewood Herringbone Pattern Dresser Above average vintage condition and structurally sound. Has some expected finish wear and scratching. ...
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Italian Modern Red Plastic Modular 4602 Chest of Drawers by Fussel Kartell 1970
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern pair of modular red plastic mod. 4602 chest of drawers on wheels by Simon Fussel for Kartell, 1970s. Modular piece of furniture with four drawers, mod. 4602, one of wh...
Category

1970s Italian Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Plastic

1960s Florence Knoll Rosewood Four Drawer Dresser with Marble Top - 3x Available
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is a Florence Knoll Rosewood 4-drawer dresser, model 325, designed by Florence in 1960 for Knoll International. The listed price includes one dresser and we have three available...
Category

1960s American Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Marble

1950s George Nelson Herman Miller Primavera Two Tone Four Drawer Dresser Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a George Nelson for Herman Miller 2-tone dresser with 4 drawers. This example has a matching 4-drawer, 1-door dresser/credenz...
Category

1950s American Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Metal

The Square Dresser. Brazilian Solid Wood and Natural Straw
Located in São Paulo, SP
The dresser from the Square Series - Your sophisticated choice. Combining practicality, contemporary style, and elegance, this dresser is meticulously crafted in solid wood and avail...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

1954 George Nelson Herman Miller Basic Cabinet Series 4936 Credenza / Dresser
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a circa 1954 George Nelson for Herman Miller Model 4936 5-Drawer Basic Cabinet Series dresser / credenza. This is a delightfully original piece. The condition over...
Category

1950s American Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Steel

Mae Solid Wood Nightstand and End Table by Crump and Kwash
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Mae nightstand by Crump and Kwash Solid wood case / hand turned legs / hand rubbed oil finish / solid brass or bronzed pulls / dovetailed solid wood ...
Category

2010s North American Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Black and Gold Dresser by Alain Delon for Maison Jansen
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Luxurious Black and Gold Dresser by Alain Delon for Maison Jansen. Showcasing opulent gold accents on a sleek black finish. Black and Gold Dresser by Ala...
Category

1970s French Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Bond Burled Wood Six-Drawer Dresser
Located in New York, NY
Timelessly Chic. From our chic burled wood collection—warm mappa wood floats between acrylic legs with stainless steel accents. Six generous drawers showcase naturally occurring patt...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Modern Dressers

Materials

Lucite, Wood, Burl

1948 Pair of Florence Knoll Associates No. 126 Louvered Dressers/Chests in Maple
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a pair of No. 126 louvered maple dressers, designed by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll Associates circa 1948. These are exceptionally rare and early examples ...
Category

1940s American Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Maple

1980s Mirrored Armoire
Located in Denton, TX
1980s mirrored armoire with brass accents in the style of Ello. Giant storage space for clothes, shoes, and purses while also a full size functional m...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Modern Dressers

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Custom Baltic birch dresser -handcrafted
Located in Los Angeles, CA
W64.5 D20 H33.25 Handmade in house for a custom staging project this one a kind dresser features patchwork Baltic birch trim. Push drawers to avoid hardware and deep ample drawers. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Dressers

Materials

Plywood

1953 George Nelson Herman Miller Thin Edge Series 5221 Rosewood Dresser Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Listed for sale is a circa 1953 production Model 5221 Thin Edge dresser / cabinet, designed by George Nelson, produced by Herman Miller. Notably, this example was specified in the mo...
Category

1950s American Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Rosewood

Curved Dresser, Handcrafted by Rafael Calvo using Reclaimed Heart Pine Wood
Located in Miami, FL
Rafael designed and handcrafted the Bacio curved dresser from the reclaimed 100-year-old Heart Pine he salvaged from Manhattan townhomes that would have otherwise been taken to a landfill; it has two gold-painted interior drawers and a non-toxic oil finish with an acrylic base, which gives the illusion of the dresser being suspended in space. Antique Heart Pine...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Dressers

Materials

Acrylic, Reclaimed Wood

Italian modern solid wood chest of drawers by Umberto Asnago for Giorgetti, 1982
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian modern solid wood chest of drawers by Umberto Asnago for Giorgetti, 1982. Chest of drawers or high cantilevered secretaire with solid wood structure in light color, composed ...
Category

1980s Italian Vintage Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Alton Leather and Solid Wood Dresser by Crump and Kwash
Located in Baltimore City, MD
Alton Highboy by Crump and Kwash Features a solid wood case / oiled or acrylic finish / leather wrapped drawer fronts / premium, full extension, soft close drawer slides / solid m...
Category

2010s American Modern Dressers

Materials

Steel

Dark Ash Long Dresser
Located in Westwood, NJ
a sleek seven-drawer dresser made of figured cathedral ash in a dark Earth finish with textured metal pulls in our Ember finish and soft close drawers. Dimensions: 64" W x 21" D x 3...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Light Ash Long Dresser
Located in Westwood, NJ
a sleek seven-drawer dresser made of figured cathedral ash in a light Dune finish with textured metal pulls in our Ember finish and soft close drawers. Dimensions: 64" W x 21" D x 3...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Light Ash Tall Chest
Located in Westwood, NJ
A handsome five-drawer tall bedroom chest made of figured ash in light Dune finish with textured metal pulls in our Ember finish and soft close draw...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

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Find a broad range of unique Modern dressers for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage dressers created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include case pieces and storage cabinets, more furniture and collectibles, tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Modern dressers made in a specific country, there are Europe, North America, and United States pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original dressers, popular names associated with this style include Erbanisteria Roberto Gambella, Crump and Kwash, Ercole Home, and Luis Pons. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee.

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