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Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Beautiful Oak Mid Century French Sideboard
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful French mid century sideboard. Incredible condition and lovely grain on the wood. Solid oak with lovely detailing throughout. Brass detailing on the doors.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Extravagant Mid-Century Bookcase, Large Wall Unit 1960s, Wenge
Located in Munster, DE
Large mid-century bookcase from the 1960s. The shelf is made of wenge. The shelf is characterized by the extravagant design of the wall ladders, which gives it a floating look, and t...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wenge

Christophe Gevers for De Coene Sideboard 1962
Located in Meulebeke, BE
Christophe Gevers for De Coene, sidebaord, model 'Saphir', teak, Belgium 1962. exclusive sideboard designed by Belgian desgner Christophe Gevers in 1962 for De Coene Kortrijk. Th...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Jacques Dumond, Modular Bookcase in Curved Plywood, France, 1963
Located in Catonvielle, FR
Bookcase in white lacquered curved plywood created by Jacques Dumond and produced by Les Ateliers Jacques Dumond in Lyon, France 1963. Structured around two elements assembled by an ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Aluminum

André Sornay Cabinets in Mahogany
Located in Waalwijk, NL
André Sornay for Atelier Sornay, cabinet, honduras mahogany, wood, metal, France, 1960s Iconic midcentury cabinet by French designer André Sornay. With its geometric design and the ...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Vintage Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Wood Cabinet with Hand-Painted Pattern
Located in Warszawa, Mazowieckie
This cabinet was made in Scandinavia during the 1960s. This piece was finished in birch wood with interesting graining and tones in Earth colours. It has three sliding doors decorate...
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Florence Knoll Custom Wall-Mounted Cabinet by Knoll Associates
Located in Chicago, IL
Florence Knoll custom wall-mounted cabinet by Knoll Associates for H.J. Heinz Co, Pittsburgh. This custom wall-mounted cabinet with a Calcutta marble top and six drawers, 4 doors co...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Marble, Aluminum

Maison Regain High Sideboard in Solid Elm, France, 1970s
Located in The Hague, NL
This impressive high sideboard was produced by Maison Regain in France in the late 1970s. The sideboard is made in solid elmwood and has a double door on the left with two beautifull...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Elm

American Designer, Cabinet, Painted and Gilt Wood, United States, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A cabinet / dresser designed and produced in the United States, 1950s. Features black-painted and gilt wood.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Eugenia Alberti Reggio & Rinaldo Scaioli Cabinet Coat Rack
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Eugenia Alberti Reggio and Rinaldo Scaioli for La Permanente Mobili di Cantù, cabinet coat rack, plywood, teak veneer, metal, brass, glass, Italy, 1959 Eugenia Alberti Reggio & Rina...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal, Brass

George Nelson Oak Drop Leaf Desk
Located in Garnerville, NY
Nice early George Nelson's design for Herman Miller. Oak, aluminum and white laminate top. Three deep drawers. Chrome 'J' pulls. The top drawer pull has the early HM stamp. The side ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Aluminum

Italian Mid-Century Wall Unit or Bookcase by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stunning Italian wall unit designed by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950s. The structure is supported by uprights with the form of long lances in ebony stained wood. The item is in very goo...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Iron

Derk Jan De Vries Wall Unit with Display Case and Loose Elements, Italy 1980
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
The design is by Derk Jan De Vries, a designer born in the Netherlands. This designer is Dutch but his furniture is produced in Italy. He mainly works in beech wood. This designer...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Beech

Jim Rose Steel Furniture - Eight-Drawer Blue Green Strip Quilt Counter
Located in Chicago, IL
This modern 8-drawer counter is made from hot roll blue steel with the front panel design based on the Gees Bend Quilts. Each panel is unique with the use of galvanized rusted steel ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

Grand Mid-Century Two-Tiered Bookcase
Located in Dallas, TX
Grand mid-century two-tiered bookcase was designed to create a spacious wall into a capacious, versatile bookcase complete with abundant shelf space, six lower cabinets and six pull-...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

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 Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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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 Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Laminate, Hardwood, Lacquer

1950s Mahogany and Leather Top Desk
Located in Amherst, NH
Vintage 1950s mahogany wood and leather top desk. The desk has seven drawers for storage. The knee clearance is 24”H. All the drawers are dovetailed. Leather is in excellent conditio...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Modernist Cerused Oak Cabinets
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Modernist oak cabinets. Cerused oak.
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Jack Cartwright Walnut 12-Drawer Dresser for Founders Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jack Cartwright walnut 12-drawer dresser for Founders Co.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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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 Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Swiss Design Classic Fächermann by S. & U. Berger for Röthlisberger, 1980s
Located in Renens, CH
The Fächermann, or Compartment Man, was designed in 1977 by Susi and Ueli Berger for the Röthlisberger woodworking shop in Switzerland. It consists of 34 compartments in different...
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1980s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Plywood

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 Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Italian Mid-Century Modern Silvio Cavatorta Sideboard, Dresser, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stylish Italian sideboard-vanity dresser designed by Silvio Cavatorta in 1955. The cabinet is in teak wood, equipped with six drawers and finished with brass details, surmounted by a...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass, Steel

Paul McCobb Style Mid-Century Walnut and Brass Freestanding Wall Unit
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb style mid century walnut and brass freestanding wall unit. The wall unit measures: 30 wide x 16 deep x 72.25 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Contemporary Solid Wood and Glass Italian Pair of Bedside Tables by L.A. Studio
Located in Madrid, ES
An elegant pair of bedside tables designed and produced by L.A Studio Interiorismo. Structure made of solid wood claded in white and gold glass with brass details. Composed of two dr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

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 Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Italian Mid-Century Chest
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century wood chest with brass hardware and a blue glass top. Condition: Excellent vintage condition, minor wear consistent with age and use Measures: Width: 29.25” ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Belgian Cabinet in Oak and Glass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cupboard, oak, glass, brass, aluminum, Belgium, 1970s. This very expressive cupboard features a clear rhythm and flow that has been achieved through a thoughtful layout that is p...
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1970s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Aluminum, Brass

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 Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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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 Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Chest of Drawers Lacquered by Carlo de Carli for Sormani, Italy, 1964
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Dresser, chest of drawers or commode model D154, black lacquered, brass garniture elements by the designer Carlo de Carli for the editor Sormani 1964s. Very interesting feet characte...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Scandinavian Modern Teak Chest of Drawers
Located in Madrid, ES
Scandinavian style teak sideboard with nine drawers from the 1960's. Tapered legs and built-in pulls on the drawers.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin Mahogany Stacking Etagere or Wall Unit, 1950s
Located in South Bend, IN
A very rare and exceptional carved mahogany "Taliesin" stacking etagere, bookcase, or wall unit By Frank Lloyd Wright for Heritage Henredon USA, 1950s Measures: 86.25" W x 1...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

Henredon Mid-Century Modern Campaign Oak and Cane Bookcase on Chest
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Campaign bookcase on chest By Henredon, "Artefacts" Collection USA, Circa 1970s Oak, with caned panel and original brass hardware. Measures: 26"W x ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Tomado Metal Wall Rack, Holland, 1958
Located in Den Haag, NL
Dutch metal wall rack. Three metal shelves. In primary colors. Red yellow and Grey. This is the pocket range. The size is perfect for the pocket books from the 50s and 60s. signed.
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Jim Rose One Door Blue Green Basket Weave Quilt Cupboard, Steel Art Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a totally functional one door cupboard. It is created from hot rolled steel and found steel. The legs are made from salvaged pipe. The panels on the door fronts and sides are...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

Cado Wall Unit in Brazilian Rosewood
By Cado
Located in San Diego, CA
**Prices inclusive of restoration** Price does not include installation. Brazilian Rosewood Cado Wall Unit. This unit is completely modular. It has endless possibilities as to wher...
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1660s North American Antique Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Rosewood

Harvey Probber Mahogany and Cane Front Credenza, Circa 1950s
Located in Peabody, MA
Mahogany sideboard with cane door fronts by Harvey Probber, made in Fall River, Mass., ca. 1950s.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Jim Rose Two-Door Basket Weave Quilt Cupboard, Functional Art Steel Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a totally functional two door cupboard. It is created from natural rusted steel and found steel. The legs are made from salvaged pipe. The panels on the door fronts and sides...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

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...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Lacquer

Willy Van Der Meeren Cabinet in Mahogany and Colorful Metal Doors
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Willy Van Der Meeren for Tubax, cabinet, lacquered wood, mahogany, metal, Belgium, designed in 1952. Nice early example of Industrial Design from the Belgium modernist stream, desi...
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1950s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Brass Coat Wall Double Hooks by Hertha Baller
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful Austrian brass hooks manufactured by Hertha Baller in Austria in the 1950s. Price per hook. Up to 4 available.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

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 Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Teak

Tinselor Cabinet by Tretiak Works, Elm Credenza with Handcrafted Cane Doors
Located in Portland, OR
The richness of this credenza is in the details, notable points include a mitered solid wood case, hand caned sliding doors, dovetailed drawers, and in-house finely crafted tapered b...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Custom Modern Danish Style Solid Walnut Desk by Norm Stoeker
Located in Houston, TX
Custom handmade solid walnut desk by Houston, Texas craftsman Norm Stoeker. The piece features beautiful detailing including rich wood grain, a dovetail drawer, and through wedged te...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Mid Century T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Blonde Maple 3 Door Keyed Credenza
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful blonde maple three door 'MING' credenza sideboard with oversized surface and sculptural, tapered legs designed by Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb Circa 1950. The left and r...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Jules Leleu French Post-War Rosewood Display Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
French Post-War Design (1950s) rosewood display cabinet with a Pair of marquetry inlaid doors trimmed with pearl & ebony over a large glass door on Paired bronze legs. (Jules Leleu).  
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bronze

Afra & Tobia Scarpa Bookcase for Molteni, Italy, Room Divider, Storage Unit,1974
Located in Antwerp, BE
Afra & Tobia Scarpa Bookcase for Molteni, Italy, room divider, storage unit,1974 For this bookcase, Afra & Tobia Scarpa used scraps of veneer making and used them to create a new pi...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Vintage Pair John Stuart Burl Wood Night Stands Chests Credenza Drawers
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage pair of oversized night stands, chests, drawers, credenzas by John Stuart, burl wood. John Stuart labels are shown in picture. One cabinet has 3 drawers, the other has a shel...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Burl

Pair of Teak Chests by Poul Hundevad, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 1960s Danish teak chests of drawers by Poul Hundevad, 1960s. Perfect for bedside nightstands. The pair have been recently refinished and are in overall wonderful condition. O...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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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.
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Exceptional Quality Mid Century Brass Etagere Thick Glass Shelves
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Slim narrow and tall brass etagere all beautifully braised with heavy 3/4" thick glass shelves.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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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 Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Harvey Probber Mahogany and Brass Sideboard Credenza, Newly Refinished
Located in South Bend, IN
An outstanding Mid-Century Modern sideboard, credenza, or bar cabinet By Harvey Probber USA, 1950s Mahogany, with brass trim. Measures: 77.25"W x 17.75"D x 32.75"H. Ex...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Midcentury Walnut Revolving 3-Tier Bookcase, Manner of Maurice Villency
Located in Norwalk, CT
A modern take on the Classic 19th century revolving bookcase, this sturdy piece is both stylish and utile. Features an oiled-walnut veneer and cylindrical swiveling base. Bookcase is...
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1970s Serbian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Mid Century Teak Lingerie Drawer Chest Dresser Arne Wahl Iversen for Vinde
Located in Baltimore, MD
Rare, attractive Danish modern, sleek, teak, eight drawer lingerie chest of drawers. Designed by Arne Wahl Iversen for Vinde Mobelfabrik, Denmark, circa 1970's. This is a very simple...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

John Widdicomb Campaign Burl Kneehole Credenza Desk
Located in Pasadena, TX
John Widdicomb burl kneehole credenza dresser. John Widdicomb mid century campaign style 3 piece credenza. Features 8 drawers with 2 for files and a closed cabinet. Brass rece...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Burl

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