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Scandinavian Modern Dressers

SCANDINAVIAN MODERN STYLE

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.

Characterized by bold, clean lines and simple, sturdy symmetries, Scandinavian modernism is perhaps the warmest and most organic iteration of modernist design. The work of the designers associated with this style was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life.

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 and Berlin daybed, 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 Sarpaneva.

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 vintage 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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Style: Scandinavian Modern
Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Dresser Buffet Sideboard Manner of Arne Vodder
Located in Wayne, NJ
Danish Mid-Century Modern teak dresser. Back is unfinished.
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1960s Unknown Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Danish Modern Seven-Drawer Teak Lingerie Chest by Aksel Kjersgaard
Located in San Diego, CA
A gorgeous Danish modern seven-drawer teak lingerie chest by Aksel Kjersgaard, circa 1980s. The chest is exquisite; the quality is top notch with all solid wood dovetailed drawers an...
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Danish Modern Rosewood Fitted Tall Dresser by Dyrlund
Located in Fulton, CA
Exceptional and scarce Danish Modern chiffonier or gentlemens chest crafted in rosewood. Beautiful book-matched wood grain exudes fine craftsmanship, quality and design. Tambour door...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Modern Rosewood Secretary Desk by Arne Wahl Iversen, 1960s
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Danish modern rosewood secretary desk by Arne Wahl Iversen 1960s Beautiful rosewood secretaire model No. 68 designed by Danish architect Arne Wahl Iversen and manufactured by Vind...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Rosewood

Pair of Contemporary Modern Teak Captain Style Dressers by D-Scan
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish pair of Campaign style dressers by D-Scan in their "Captain Line" feature rich teak finish with brass finish drawer pulls. Spacious drawers allow for plenty of bedroom o...
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1970s Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Swedish, Dresser / Chest of Drawers, Solid Oak, Brass, Sweden, 1940s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dresser or chest of drawers in solid oak. Designed and produced in Sweden, 1940s. With original key included. In simple and pure modern form, highlighting the wood grain. Work p...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

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Pine

Danish Modern Teak Dresser / Chest of Drawers by Jesper
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Danish dresser manufactured by Jesper (ca. 1960s, Denmark). Composed of six sizable drawers equipped with elongated pulls which enhance its sleek, minimal design. High quality produc...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

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Teak

Svend Langekilde Long Dresser
Located in San Francisco, CA
Svend Langkilde design teak long dresser for Langkilde Mobler, Denmark.
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Danish Modern Teak Vanity Dresser Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Interesting midcentury Danish modern flip top chest of drawers, having a flip up top surface which opens to reveal divided storage spaces, over three deep storage drawers. Selling in...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Laska Dresser, Figured Walnut, Six Drawers, Brass Pulls, Customizable
Located in Louisville, KY
The Laska dresser is built in our Louisville, KY studio using premium hardwoods and thoughtfully selected wood veneers. This piece features custom veneered panels framed flush with s...
Category

2010s American Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Danish Modern Teak Long Dresser or Credenza
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome and elegant Danish modern long dresser in teak. Versatile enough to be used as a credenza or media center. Symmetric form with drawers on both ends with vanishing tambour do...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

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 Dressers

Materials

Steel

Pair of Hans Wegner for Ry Mobler Teak Cabinets
Located in Garnerville, NY
Beautiful pair of cabinets designed by Hans Wegner for Ry Mobler, Denmark. Teak veneer construction with solid teak handles. One cabinet contains six drawers with the two top drawers...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Danish Mid-Century Commode in Oak by Kai Kristiansen for Aksel Kjersgaard
Located in Lejre, DK
Commode in Oak designed by Kai Kristiansen for Aksel Kjersgaard, Denmark. Great original condition, 1950s.
Category

1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak

Danish Rosewood High Boy Dresser
Located in Garnerville, NY
Danish Modern two piece high boy dresser cabinet. Circa 1965. Four deep drawer base on solid dowel legs supporting a two door cabinet with two adjustable shelves and felt lined drawe...
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Birch, Rosewood, Spruce

Mid Century Danish Modern Teak Chifferobe Wardrobe Armoire
Located in New York, NY
Stylish architectural Danish modern wardrobe in teak, having a tambour door which opens to (5) interior drawers, flanked by (7) exterior drawers. This example is in extra clean, orig...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

3 Drawer Chest, Scandinavian Design by Eric Gizard, 100% Made in France
Located in Landivy, FR
This 3 drawer chest in solid and veneer ash wood is designed by famous parisian Designer Eric Gizard The drawer Kubre itself (without the feet height) is Width 90 cm / 35.4'' x He...
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2010s French Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood, Ash, Lacquer

Rosewood Dresser BRUKSBO Modell by Torbjørn Afdal 1970s Norway Refreshed & Ready
Located in National City, CA
Dresser Norwegian Rosewood Dresser by BRUKSBO MODELL made in Norway 1970s Designer Torbjørn Afdal for Bruksbo of Norway. Stunning presentation. Sculptural builtin handles dovetail jo...
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1970s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Rosewood

1940s Walnut Chest of Drawers Attributed to Ole Wanscher
Located in Hudson, NY
Six-drawer chest in walnut with brass pulls raised on solid walnut frame.
Category

1940s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Danish Modern Teak Wardrobe Dresser Chest by Arne Vodder for Sibast Møbler
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern tall wardrobe dresser chest designed by Arne Vodder for Sibast Møbler, circa 1960s, Denmark. Features a stunning and functional tambour sliding door that reveals p...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Midcentury Chest of Drawers in Teak, Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers in teak with brass handles, designed and made in Denmark. Great original condition.
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Danish Midcentury Medium Size Chest of Drawers in Rosewood by Johs. Sorth
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Beautiful classic Danish midcentury dresser or chest of drawers made from rosewood probably circa 1960 by Bornholm Mobler and Designer Johannes Sorth (market on the back) Jewelry org...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Rosewood

Mid Century Danish Modern Dresser, Chest of Drawers or Side Cabinet in Walnut
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A clean sleek modern design from the 1960's and possibly from Scandinavia. It features beautiful grained wood with 3 deep drawers. A piece to use in any room of the house.
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood

Beithcraft Mid-Century Modern Teak Triptych Mirror Dressing Table or Desk, 1960
Located in Escalona, Toledo
Teak wood dressing table with triptych mirror. Spectacular piece with fluid organic lines, with curved angles and sculpted handles, manufactured by the Scottish cabinetmaker Beithcra...
Category

Mid-20th Century British Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Mirror, Teak

Vintage Danish Teak Vanity Dresser 1960s
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Vintage Danish teak vanity dresser 1960s Danish mid-century modern teak chest of drawers with built in mirrored vanity. The top of the dresser flips up to reveal a mirror and allows...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Borge Mogensen Eight-Drawer Teak Dresser
Located in Southampton, NJ
This Danish modern eight-drawer dresser was designed by Borge Mogensen for Soborg Mobler. The dresser was acquired from the family of the original owners and is in very good conditio...
Category

Mid-19th Century Danish Antique Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Danish Elegant Teak Vanity
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Graceful modern vanity offers a compact but great capacity of storage, built by A.G. Spelj Kobberskyttet, circa 1960. Very modern style with elegant pulls and a swiveling mirror. Pie...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Mirror, Teak

Ib Kofod-Larsen 12 Drawer Cabinet
Located in Highland, IN
Designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen for Brande Møbelfabrik, this teak 12 drawer cabinet is beautifully constructed with dove-tailed drawer fronts with recessed pulls. It is perfectly suited ...
Category

1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Danish Modern Oak Chest of Drawers by Hans J. Wegner Ry Mobler, 1956
Located in Munster, DE
Chest of drawers by Hans J. Wegner, made in Denmark 1956. The body is made with oak and drawers are veneered with teak, on oak runners. Fully restored condition.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak, Teak

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Steel

Midcentury Chest of Drawers in Solid Pine, Danish Design, 1970s
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers in solid pine and leather handles, designed and made in Denmark. Great original condition.
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Pine

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Rosewood Chest of Drawers Dresser by Kai Kristiansen
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful Scandinavian modern chest of drawers in Brazilian rosewood designed by Kai Kristiansen and manufactured by Feldballes Mobelfabrik in Denmark in the 1960's. This ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Rosewood

Midcentury Chest of Drawers in Teak, Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers in teak, designed and made in Denmark. Great original condition.
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak, Teak

Danish Mid Century Rosewood Bedside Table
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Rosewood Danish bedside table, circa 1970's. Single drawer bedside offers storage for all your basic essentials. Beautifully veneered case rests upon slender legs. Grain for days. 1 ...
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Rosewood

High Teak 7- Drawer Dresser by Borge Mogensen Denmark, 1950s
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning Teak High dresser by Borge Mogensen for Neils Vodder, Denmark 1950s. A tall seven (7) drawer dresser or chest of drawers designed by Borge Mogensen. Dresser is constructed ...
Category

1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Birch, Teak

Vintage Danish Mid Century Teak Dresser in the Manner or Arne Vodder
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful 1960's Scandinavian Modern teak chest of drawers dresser reminiscent of Arne Vodder's design. This exquisite piece, recently imported from Europe to California b...
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Pair of Danish Teak Dressers
Located in Highland, IN
These two teak four drawer dressers can be used independently or in tandem to create one long dresser. Clad in beautifully figured wood, with integrated pulls, they are a study in su...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Birch, Teak

Danish Modern Teak Double Dresser, 1960s
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Vintage Danish teak double dresser 1960s. Spectacular and exquisite chest of drawers in amazingly beautiful teak veneer with vivid and expressive grain. Absolutely first class cra...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

1960s Kai Kristiansen Small Dresser or Console in Teak
Located in Knebel, DK
Small Danish teak dresser or console with four small drawers designed by Kai Kristiansen for Feldballe Møbelfabrik in the late 1950s. The dresser / console features Kai Kristianse...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Pair of Arne Vodder for Falster Teak Danish Bachelor's Chests
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic pair Danish Modern Teak six drawer bachelor's chest's..designed by Arne Vodder mfg by Falster,,
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Danish Modern 9 Drawer Dressers in Teak with Oak Interiors 1960s, Pair
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare matching pair of Danish Modern 9 Drawer dressers with Oak Interiors Attributed to Borge Mogensen 1960s. Exceptionally well crafted with oak interiors with butterfly joinery.
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak, Teak

Scandinavian Modern Dresser by Kai Kristiansen, Model 835 for Askel Kjaersgaard
Located in San Francisco, CA
Scandinavian Modern four drawer chest designed by Kai Kristiansen for Askel Kjaersgaard, Model 835. Made from the high quality solid teak with attention to detail, sculpted edges, ci...
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak

Pair of Matching Danish Modern Arne Wahl Iversen Teak Dressers Chests of Drawers
Located in West Hartford, CT
Exquisite pair of matching Arne Wahl Iversen four drawer teak dressers. All original with Danish Control hallmarks. This piece offers plenty of storage including four dovetailed draw...
Category

1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Danish Mid Century Modern Teak Dresser
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Teak Danish dresser circa, 1960's. Unique, solid wood circular pulls on each drawer provide a simple yet stylish handle to open the drawers. This four drawer dresser features solid w...
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Sewing Box Designed by Magnus L. Stephensen for Axel Søllner, Denmark, 1935
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pear wood, African mahogany and brass. Measures: H 66 cm/ 2'2" W 50 cm/ 1' 7 5/8" D 29.5 cm/ 11 5/8" D when open 51.5 cm/ 1' 8 1/4".
Category

1930s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Mahogany, Pearwood

Danish Modern Four Drawer Teak Chest
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Danish modern teak chest of drawers. Professional, skilled furniture restoration is an integral part of what we do every day. Our goal is to provide beautiful, functional furnit...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Danish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Steel

Vintage Danish Teak Highboy Tall Dresser Chest by Arne Wahl Iversen
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern highboy dresser chest in teak designed by Arne Wahl Iversen for Vinde Møbelfabrik. This piece offers plenty of storage including six dovetailed drawers with inset ...
Category

1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Mahogany, Teak

Pair of Swedish Midcentury Nightstands Designed by Halvdan Petterson
Located in Lejre, DK
Pair of rare nightstands in mahogany and vinyl with hardware in patinated brass. Designed by Halvdan Peterson for Tibro Mobelfabrik circa 1940. Great original condition.
Category

1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Pr. Danish Mid-Century Modern Style Dressers Att. to G Plan
Located in New York, NY
Stylish architectural pair of Danish style dressers attributed to G - Plan of Great Britain. Both chests are in good original, vintage estate condition, showing only light cosmetic w...
Category

Mid-20th Century English Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Vintage Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Chest of Drawers Dresser
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful scandinavian modern dresser in teak wood recently imported from Denmark to California before its refinishing. This exquisite chest of drawers features a vibrant ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Danish Mid-Century Modern Six Drawer Teak Dresser Bedside
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Teak dresser, circa 1960's. 6 drawer dresser features solid wood edging with stunning book-matched veneer on all drawer faces and dovetail construction. Case rests on original, solid...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Teak

Stunning Rosewood Falster Seven-Drawer Chest Made in Denmark
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning rosewood Falster seven-drawer chest made in Denmark, beautiful bookmatched grain. Superior quality and construction. Dove tail joinery, solid birch interior to drawers., ros...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Rosewood

Danish Tall Rosewood Falster Dresser Chest by Svend Madsen
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern highboy dresser chest in rosewood designed by Svend A. Madsen for Falster Møbelfabrik, Denmark. Features eight dovetailed storage drawers with sculpted pulls and a...
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Rosewood

Borge Mogensen Eight Drawer Teak and Oak Dresser
Located in Garnerville, NY
Borge Mogensen for Soborg Mobler teak and oak eight drawer dresser. Teak cabinet with a solid oak base. Circa 1960. Signed on back. Good overall condition with minor wear from age an...
Category

1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Oak, Teak

Danish Modern Pair of Walnut Dressers Chest of Drawers Commodes
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant pair of matching Danish Modern walnut dressers. Look closely at the carved circular pulls and you'll get an idea of the craftsmanship. True period from the 1970s. Ample stora...
Category

1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Edmond J. Spence Modernist Birch Dresser
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Modern Maple dresser designed by Edmond Spence. Dresser has 6 ample drawers and case features Mid Century Styling. Restored , placement ready. Stamped made in Sweden on ...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Birch

Axel Einar Hjorth Rare Chest of Drawers
Located in Soho, London, GB
Produced by AB Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholm. Reverse with manufacturer’s metal label impressed with register number and date NK R33930 - C16 6 31. Designed in 1929, executed in 1931...
Category

Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dressers

Materials

Birch

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