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Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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

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

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

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

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

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Set of Bedside Tables with Drawer in Teak of Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
A set of bedside tables with drawer in teak of Danish design from the 1960s. The items are in great vintage condition.  
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Severin Hansen Bedside Tables with Rattan Shelf
Located in London, GB
This bedside table has been relaunched in 2021 by Danish Modern ApS alongside other classic designs from the Severin Hansen archives. All pieces are made to order by hand in Gribskov...
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2010s Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

Mid-Century Modern Danish Rosewood Secretary, C1970
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant secretary desk with 4 drawers below the drop down desk lid. Desk opens to reveal 3 small drawers and 2 shelves for storage. Beautiful rosewood graining throughout ...
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Birch, Rosewood

Severin Hansen Rosewood Bedside Tables, 1950s
Located in London, GB
Severin Hansen Jnr. Bedside tables, circa 1960 Pair of bedside tables with single, slim drawer. Produced by Haslev Mobelsnedkeri, Denmark in highly figured Brazilian rosewood v...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Rosewood

Rosewood Danish Cabinet Svend Langkilde by Lankilde Mobler for Illums Bolighus
Located in New York, NY
Very fine Danish Mid-Century Modern two cabinet in rosewood veneer with brass hinges. Designed by Svend Lankilde produced by Lankilde Mobler for Illums Bolighus. The doors open to re...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Birch Filing Cabinet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine piece of functional office furniture with the Scandinavian touch, circa 1950. 4 deep standard file size drawers, with metal handle and label attachment. Side with contrasting...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Birch

String Continental, Bookshelf by Nisse Strinning, Sweden
Located in Goteborg, SE
String continental is a shelf in stainless steel and teak. Made in Sweden during the 1960s, designed by Nisse Strinning and produced by String design. Very flexible.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

White Montana Module with 6 Drawers and Two Larger Rooms by Peter J. Lassen
Located in Lejre, DK
White Montana module with 6 drawers and two larger rooms, designed by Peter J. Lassen.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

MCM Teak Index Card File / Box
Located in San Diego, CA
MCM teak index card file box, circa 1970s. The box is in great vintage condition and measures: 5.5" W x 4.25" D x 4.875" H, it includes 20 index card dividers. #1424.        
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak, Paper

Small Chest of Drawers in Teak of Danish Design from the 1960s
Located in Lejre, DK
Small chest of drawers in teak of Danish design from the 1960s. The chest is in great vintage condition. Measures: H 60 cm, W 58 cm and D 33 cm.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Sideboard U-452 by Jiří Jiroutek, 1960s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Midcentury sideboard, catalogue No. U-452, designed by Jiri Jiroutek. It features a sliding doors and one long shelf inside. It´s made from the beechwood, veneer, plywood and laminat...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Laminate, Wood, Beech, Plywood

Midcentury Chest of Drawers in Oak by Kai Kristiasen, Danish Design
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers in oak. Designed by Kai Kristiasen and made by Aksel Kjærsgaard cabinetmakers. Great original condition.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

Mogens Koch Cabinet and Bookcase for Rud. Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Koch cabinet with plinth and a wall-mounted bookcase. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Reverse with paper labels ‘RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/COPENHAGEN/DENMARK.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Maple, Oak

Scandinavian Modern Teak Storage Cabinet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Danish modern three-door teak storage cabinet with beech interior consisting of (10) storage shelves and (4) felt lined trays. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ) with dealer.
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20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen Bookcase Cabinet
Located in San Francisco, CA
Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen design bookcase cabinet, Denmark. High quality construction in solid teak with dovetail joinery and adjustable shelves throughout. Unusual lower s...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

1950's Swedish Desk / Secretaire / Vanity in Teak and Oak by Arne Wahl Iversen
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful secretaire, also perfectly used as a vanity or desk in teak designed by Arne Wahl Iversen from Sweden. Consisting three drawers at the front and a folding writing desk. In...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Beech, Oak, Teak

Danish Cabinetmaker Tambour Filing Cabinet in Teakwood, Illums, Copenhagen 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
Made in the 1950s by Danish cabinetmaker this beautiful cabinet features smooth front tambour door that roll down into the base and out of sight and eight shallow drawers made of bee...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Beech, Teak

Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen Sideboard in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Peter Hvidt & Orla Mølgaard Nielsen for Soborg Møbelfabrik, sideboard, teak, Denmark, 1959. High quality and fine designed credenza in teak by Danish designer duo Peter Hvidt and ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Rolf Rastad & Adolf Relling Two-Tone Teak Credenza for Gustav Bahus
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rolf Rastad & Adolf Relling two-tone teak credenza for Gustav Bahus.
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Kurt Østervig Teak Free Standing Bookshelf or Room Divider, 1960's Denmark
Located in The Hague, NL
Scandinavian modern period free standing bookshelf or room divider designed by Kurt Østervig for K.P. Møbler makers in 1960's Denmark. High quality danish furniture shelving unit ma...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal, Brass

Diminutive 4-Drawer Stand, Made in Denmark, Two-Tone, Birch and Teak
Located in Buffalo, NY
Diminutive 4- dawer stand, made in Denmark, two-tone, birch and teak, Classic scandinavian style, stunning wood graining, unusual leg design.
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1960s Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Birch, Teak

Teak Sideboard by Nils Jonsson, Denmark 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
Teak sideboard or credenza designed by Nils Jonsson for Hugo Troeds, Denmark, circa 1950-1959. Completely restored, featuring four center drawers, the top drawers offers slotted s...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Wall-Mounted Cabinet Solid Pine by Rud Rasmusen, 1940s
Located in Lejre, DK
Wall-mounted cabinet in solid pine. Designed by Martin Nyrop for Rud. Rasmussen cabinetmakers in 1940s. Made in Denmark. Great original condition.
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1940s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Teak Sideboard-Dressoir Made in Denmark, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage Danish three doors sideboard was designed by Dyrlund furniture makers in the 1960s. Dyrlund is well known for its high-quality Danish furniture and this piece perfectly refle...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Pair of Mid Century Scandinavian Sideboards in Teak and Rattan by Alf Svensson
Located in Karlstad, SE
Pair of sideboards designed by Alf Svensson and manufactured by Bjästa Möbelfabrik, Sweden, 1960s. These elegant sideboards consist of two doors, each with rattan panels and birch s...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Rattan, Teak

Kurt Østervig Cabinet in Partly Solid Oak
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Kurt Østervig cabinet in partly solid oak. With sliding doors and drawers. Made by KP Møbler.
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1970s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

Low White Montana Module with Four Smaller Rooms, Designed by Peter J. Lassen
Located in Lejre, DK
Low white Montana module with four smaller rooms, designed by Peter J. Lassen.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Reading Horse, Modern Scandinavian Design Wooden Bookshelf, with Katrín Ólína
By Katrin Olina
Located in Halikko, Finland
Icelandic designer Katrín Ólína has collaborated with made by Choice to create home products that celebrate reading. Small Reading Horse is a small portable Bookshelf. It is a simple...
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21st Century and Contemporary Finnish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Birch

Scandinavian Design Sideboard in Teak in Omann Jun Style, 1960s
Located in Hellouw, NL
Amazing Scandinavian design sideboard in teak from the 1960s. Although not marked, this sideboard could very well be designed by Omann Jun from Denmark. This sideboard has four slidi...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Pair of Danish Modern Teak Gentleman’s Chests by Kai Kristiansen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of Kai Kristiansen for Feldballes Møbelfabrik chests of drawers or gentleman's chests in teak. Handsome pieces, featuring four drawers with Kristiansen's signature eyelet drawer...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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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,,
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Arne Vodder & Anton Borg Bookcase Produced by Vamo in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare freestanding bookcase designed by Arne Vodder & Anton Borg. Produced by Vamo in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Midcentury Rosewood Arne Vodder Book Case with Tambour Doors by Sibast, 1950s
Located in Malmo, SE
A rare bookcase designed by Arne Vodder for Danish manufacturer Sibast Møbler. This piece has a one lower cabinet with sliding tambour doors and a book case upper part, all made out ...
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Rosewood

1960s Mid-Century Danish Brazilian Rosewood Credenza Cabinet Rustic Cabin Modern
Located in Washington, DC
One flatware drawer on the left, and an adjustable shelf in each side. Original Solid Rosewood Legs. All functioning smoothy and as designed. Measures: W 42 1/2 x D 17 x H 29 in. ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Rosewood

Two Bookcases by Mogens Koch for Rud. Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Koch two bookcases in Oregon pine. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Reverse with paper labels ‘RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/COPENHAGEN/DENMARK.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Pine

Contemporary Shelf Library H1852 Desk Section
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Shelf library is a continuation of the recognized shelf design by Frama. Fastened with solid steel screws on oak rails, the shelves can easily be placed and re-styled in a variety of...
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2010s Lithuanian Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Stainless Steel

Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian Wall Vitrine in Rosewood
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid-Century Modern Scandinavian wall vitrine in rosewood with 2 slidding doors. Danish work.
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1960s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Rosewood

Scandinavian Vintage Oak Freestanding Book Shelf or Crib 1950s-1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Freestanding oak shelf or book cradle to place on your table, desk, bench or wherever you prefer to have your books or magazines. Scandinavian design from circa 1950s-1960s. The crad...
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1950s Scandinavian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

Master Cabinet in Teak by Marianne Von Münchow
By David Blomberg, Marianne von Munchow
Located in Stockholm, SE
Cabinet designed by Marianne von Münchow. Made by Master cabinetmaker, possibly at Sala Möbelfabrik. Made mostly of solid teak: doors, legs and sides. Incredibly well made with a lot...
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1940s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Danish Modern "Eden" Partners Desk, Large Surface with Roll Top File Cabinets
By Magnussen and Claussen
Located in Kansas City, MO
"Eden Desk" designed by Magnussen and Claussen for Eden, Holland. Three drawers, three roll top file cabinets accessed on the desk surface. Two cubbies on the partners side. Expertly...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

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.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Pair of Mogens Koch Cabinets in Oak for Rud, Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Koch cabinets and bookcases in oak and maple. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Reverse with paper labels ‘RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/KØBENHAVN/DENMARK.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

Torbjørn Afdal Attributed Cabinet Produced by Mellemstrand Møbelfabrik in Norway
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare cabinet attributed to Torbjørn Afdal. Produced by Mellemstrands møbelfabrik / Bruksbo in Norway.
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1960s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Rosewood Sideboard, Danish Design, 1960s
Located in Chorzów, PL
Chest of drawers from the 1960s, imported from Denmark. Excellent condition. Beautiful rosewood graining. Dimensions: H 73 cm / W 150 cm / 38 cm.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Rosewood

Midcentury Rosewood and Glass Vitrine Cabinet by Svante Skogh for Seffle
Located in Stockholm, SE
Elegant rosewood cabinet with vitrine doors and glass shelves by Svante Skogh. Small drawers with beautiful woodgrain. Slender legs give the cabinet a light expression.
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Rosewood

Mid-20th Century Danish Teak Sideboard by Clausen & Sons
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid-20th century Danish teak sideboard by Clausen & Sons, circa 1960. Good quality Danish teak sideboard by Danish makers Clausen & Sons, circa 1960. Central bank of 4 drawers, fl...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Josef Frank Bar Cabinet Produced by Svenskt Tenn in Sweden
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare freestanding bar cabinet designed by Josef Frank. Produced by Svenskt Tenn in Sweden.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany, Glass, Mirror

Børge Mogensen Oak Sideboard for P. Lauritzen & Son
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Børge Mogensen oak sideboard mounted on runner frame, front with two foldable doors. Executed by P. Lauritsen & Søn.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

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

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Teak

Ole Wanscher Elm Wood Tall Bow Front Chest of Drawers, Circa 1950s
Located in New York, NY
A Danish modern elmwood tall bow-front chest of drawers by Ole Wanscher, circa 1950s with nine bow front graduated drawers raised on scrolled bracket feet.
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1950s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Elm

Ove Feuk Black Scandinavian Modern Chest of Drawers
Located in Kramfors, SE
Black Scandinavian Modern chest of drawers by Ove Feuk for Nordiska Kompaniet. The chest is of the model 013 and from the 1960s to 1970s. Marked on the inside. The chest has 9 drawer...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

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.
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak, Teak

Mogens Koch Cabinets and Bookcases in Oak for Rud. Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Koch cabinets and bookcases in oak Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Reverse with paper labels ‘RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROGADE/KØBENHAVN'.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

Mid-Century Modernist Chest of Drawers No. U-453, by Jiří Jiroutek, Czechoslovak
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Modernist mahogany chest of drawers, model no. U-453, designed by Jirí Jiroutek for Interiér Praha. It was made in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1960´s. This model is associated w...
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1960s Czech Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Beech

Mogens Koch Bookcases of Mahogany for Rud. Rasmussen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Mogens Koch bookcases of Mahogany. Executed by Rud. Rasmussen. Reverse with paper labels ‘RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/KØBENHAVN/DENMARK.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

Svante Skogh "Silvia" Rosewood Sideboard for Seffle Möbler Sweden 1950's-1960's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Svante Skogh "Silvia" rosewood sideboard for Seffle Möbler Sweden 1950's -1960's Svante Skogh “Silvia” sideboard with two sliding doors and five drawers, produced by AB Seffle Möb...
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Mid-20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Rosewood

Swedish Modern Mid-Century Teak Four Drawer Chest or Nightstand by Bodafors
Located in Atlanta, GA
Swedish modern mid-century four drawer chest/night stand in beautiful teak. Produced by Bodafors in the 1960's, this gorgeous chest was designed and constructed to the highest standa...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

Fully Restored Midcentury Sideboard U-452 by Jiří Jiroutek, 1960s, Czechoslova
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Midcentury sideboard-cabinet, catalogue No. U-450, designed by Jiri Jiroutek. It´s made of beechwood, veneer, plywood and laminate. In excellent condition, fully refurbished. The ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Laminate, Plywood, Beech