Vitrine Cabinet by Mastercraft, Brass, circa 1960 For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 10 images

Vitrine Cabinet by Mastercraft, Brass, circa 1960

About

Decorative, mid-century, brass vitrine cabinet by Mastercraft, circa 1960. Very well built. Two doors with built in lighting.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 84 in. x W 32 in. x D 16 in.H 213.36 cm x W 81.28 cm x D 40.64 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Item Location
    1stdibs GalleryNew York, NYMore Information
  • Reference Number
    1111108050987
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 3 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Mastercraft (Designer)

Compared to that other furniture-makers in historically minded Grand Rapids, Michigan, the work of Mastercraft seems positively flamboyant. The company was founded in 1947 by brothers Charles and William Doezema, who hailed from a long line of cabinetmakers. They went overseas during their service in World War II, and returned home with a plan to make furniture with cosmopolitan flair. Their firm specialized in chairs and case pieces that have modernized traditional forms, finished in exotic wood veneers such as amboyna, yew, burl and fruitwood, and trimmed in brass. Bureaus and credenzas often feature cabinet fronts with decorative brass details such as silhouettes of flowers and birds, or figures that resemble Chinese characters.


     In later years, Mastercraft created chairs and glass-topped coffee tables with brass frames. Some pieces included touches like the Greek key — a motif that appears in the decorative arts of both Asian and European antiquity. After Mastercraft was acquired by industry giant Baker Furniture in 1974, the company produced a large group of case pieces featuring applied brass plaques, acid-etched with semi-abstract forms by the German-born, Vancouver-based artist Bernhard Rohne.


     The latter are some of the most popular Mastercraft pieces, and like all the company’s wares range in price from about $2,000 to $12,000 depending on size, condition and the amount of decorative trim. As you will see on these pages, Mastercraft furnishings made a bold but artful statement — perfect for lending a bit of dash and brawn to a contemporary decor.

About the Seller

4.8 / 5
Vetted
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2005
Located in New York, NY
More From This Seller
Shagreen Cabinet With Bronze Details
Shagreen Cabinet With Bronze Details
21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Cabinets
Bronze, Shagreen
Decorative shagreen cabinet with carved palm wood legs, France.
Brass Coffee Table, Italy, circa 1960
Brass Coffee Table, Italy, circa 1960
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass
Decorative, mid-century modern brass coffee table, Italy, circa 1960. Sold without glass top.
Vase by Holmegaard, circa 1960
Vase by Holmegaard, circa 1960
Holmegaard
Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Bottles
Glass
Decorative white, mid-century modern glass bottle by Holmegaard, circa 1960, with a wood stopper. Taller bottle is sold.
Brass and Lucite Floor Lamp, Italy, circa 1960
Brass and Lucite Floor Lamp, Italy, circa 1960
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Brass
Decorative brass and lucite, mid-century modern, Italian floor lamp. Designed in Italy, circa 1960.
You May Also Like
Mastercraft Brass Vitrine Display Cabinet
Mastercraft Brass Vitrine Display Cabinet
Mastercraft
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines
Brass, Glass
A Mastercraft Brass Vitrine display cabinet. Beautiful interior, lighted with glass shelves. The glass on the doors and sides are with thick bevel. Brass has a very nice patina.
Stunning Mastercraft Brass Vitrine Cabinet

Stunning Mastercraft Brass Vitrine Cabinet

By Mastercraft
$6,800 Sale Price
26% Off
Stunning Mastercraft Brass Vitrine Cabinet
Mastercraft
Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Vitrines
Brass, Glass, Wood
Stunning Mastercraft vitrine cabinet with interior lights. Made of brass and black accents with pediment and exquisite details.
Pair of Mastercraft Brass Vitrines Display Cabinets
Pair of Mastercraft Brass Vitrines Display Cabi...
Mastercraft
Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Vitrines
Brass, Glass
Pair of brass mastercraft cabinets / vitrines with bevelled glass doors and four interior adjustable shelves. Wonderful brass molding throughout - two downlights in each cabinet. ...
Pair Mastercraft Burled Wood and Brass Vitrine Cabinets by William Doezema
Pair Mastercraft Burled Wood and Brass Vitrine ...
Mastercraft
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines
Brass, Burl
Eye-catching burled Amboyna wood and brass vitrine cabinets by William Doezema for Mastercraft. Set includes two free standing vitrines; large round-top burl wood cabinets each with ...
Mastercraft Brass Vitrine or Etagere
Mastercraft Brass Vitrine or Etagere
Mastercraft
Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Vitrines
Brass, Glass
A Mastercraft brass vitrine or etagere. Tortoiseshell - like Mosaic Interior back splash, lighted with glass shelves. The glass on the doors and sides are with thick bevel. Is wired ...
Mastercraft Towering Brass and Glass Vitrine
Mastercraft Towering Brass and Glass Vitrine
Mastercraft
Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Vitrines
Brass, Glass, Mirror, Wood
A very uncommon and impressively sized brass vitrine or display cabinet with glass doors and shelves by Mastercraft. Regal brass-clad frame with solid brass accents and black deta...
Classical Palladian Style Brass and Glass Vitrines by Mastercraft
Classical Palladian Style Brass and Glass Vitri...
Mastercraft
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vitrines
An impressive vitrine in the classical Palladian style, manufactured by Mastercraft, circa 1970s. With two-door arched fronts, antiqued smoked mirror back, clear glass against brass ...
Pair of Mastercraft Brass Display Cabinets
Pair of Mastercraft Brass Display Cabinets
Mastercraft
Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Brass, Glass
Mastercraft was one of a handful of 20th American furniture companies that produced beautifully designed and excellently crafted pieces. Mastercraft, known for their artistic design,...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries