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Mid-Century Modern Vanities

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other 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
Stunning Midcentury White Wooden and Brass Valet Stand, Clothes Hanger Stand
Located in Lisse, NL
Great condition 'Union Regent' valet rack. This good looking and handy valet could be the solution for your clothes to be ready for the next day. The materials, the multi-function...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Brass

A A Patijn Curved Vanity and stool Zijlstra Joure Holland
By Abraham A. Patijn, Zijlstra
Located in Den Haag, NL
Love this vanity. Design by Abraham A Patijn. For Zijlstra Joure Holland 1950s. A A Patijn Architect and Designer. Well now for its curved furniture. So this piece. Not a straight ...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Nutwood

G Plan Fresco Teak Vanity #2
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: England Designer: Victor B. Wilkins Manufacturer: G Plan Era: 1966 Materials: Teak, Afromosia Measurements: 60? wide x 18? deep x 27.5? tall (floor to top of desk) Co...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Teak

Italian Brass Vanity Table, circa 1950s
Located in Greding, DE
Midcentury vanity table on a three-legged brass base with a kidney-shaped tabletop and one shelf, decorated with dots. The oval mirror is tilt able. The vanity can be illuminated fro...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Brass

Heywood Wakefield Rattan & Maple Writing Desk & Low Back Chair by Sovereign Furn
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome vintage Heywood Wakefield rattan and maple writing desk that we have paired with a low back rattan chair with a tweed fabric seat by Sovereign Furniture. Beautiful condition,...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Fabric, Rattan, Maple

Mid-Century Modern Memphis Style Dressing Table/ Vanity in Lacquered Wood, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Memphis Style Dressing Table/ Vanity in Lacquered wood, 1960s This dressing table is in fair condition. Damages are seen in the pictures. Measures: Height : 72 -...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Italian Faux Bamboo Gilt Metal Console with Smoked Glass
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern Italian faux bamboo gilt metal console table or vanity with smoked glass. Measures: Total height: 25.6in Height to the glass top: 24.80in Height to the middle...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Metal

21th Century Modern Vanity Dressing Table Round Mirror Leather & Walnut Wood
Located in Porto, PT
Claire Dressing Table embraced an Art Deco style with curvy and opulent shapes. This eye-catchy modern dressing table owns the promise of enriching any master bedroom design project....
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Brass

Gio Ponti Vanity Console Desk Formica from Hotel Parco Dei Principi, Roma, 1964
Located in Rome, IT
Rare vanity dressing table designed by Gio Ponti for the rooms of the Hotel Parco dei Principi in Roma manufactured by Giordano Chiesa, 1964. Two drawers. Aash, laminate, nickel-p...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Laminate, Ash

Mid-Century Italian Vanity Table
Located in London, GB
Mid-century vanity table on a four-legged lacquered metal base with a kidney-shaped glass table top and one wooden shelf. The oval mirror is tilt able. Good vintage condition.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Metal

Pierre Chapo Dressing Table with Drawers in Solid Elm
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Pierre Chapo, dressing table R05, elm, circa 1960 This exquisitely crafted table with drawers combines a simplified yet complex design combined with nifty, solid construction deta...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Elm

Guillerme et Chambron Vanity Table in Oak with Ceramic
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron, vanity table, oak, ceramics, glass, France, 1960s This vanity dressing table is designed by the French designer duo Guillerme et Chambron. It holds the char...
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1950s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Brass

1950s Pier Luigi Colli Vintage Italian Design Cream & Honey Ashwood Modern Desk
Located in New York, NY
A very elegant vintage Italian 5-drawer desk in ashwood attributed to Pier Luigi Colli (Torino), quality details of execution with curved edge drawer fronts decorated in clear straw ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Brass

Mini Willy Van Der Meeren Writing Desk for Tubax
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mini Willy Van Der Meeren Industrial desks for Tubax. Printed formica top with solid black enameled metal frame in original condition with visible wear and scratching consistent with...
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1950s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Metal

French Art Deco Vanity or Desk Attributed to Jacques Adnet
Located in Burbank, CA
Stunning vintage Art Deco vanity or desk attributed to Jacques Adnet in France, circa 1960s. This piece has an exceptional design since the structure has four slim legs and chrome sp...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Metal, Chrome

MidCentury Brass and Glass Italian Console, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Console with a very particular shape, very original design also due to the use of precious materials such as brass. Minimalist structure, due to the glass top. The console is compos...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Brass

Danish Vanity Table or Desk in Teak by Kurt Østervig, Denmark
Located in Karlstad, SE
A desk or vanity table in teak by Kurt Østervig, Denmark, 1950s. Small desk with exciting details. The drawers have beautifully carved handles. On the tabletop is a jewelry box with...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Birch Jewelry Chest or Vanity, 1950s
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern solid birch flip top jewelry chest or vanity with mirror By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Measures: 24.75" W ...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Birch

Vintage British Mid Century Modern Teak "Fresco" Vanity by G Plan
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful British mid century modern vanity in teak wood from the "Fresco" collection of G Plan designed by Victor Wilkins in UK in the 1960's. This exquisite piece, recen...
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1960s English Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Teak

Milo Baughman Glenn of California MCM Walnut 3 Drawer Chest with Vanity Mirror
Located in Countryside, IL
Milo Baughman for Glenn of California Mid Century Walnut 3 Drawer Chest with Vanity Mirror This chest measures: 33 wide x 18 deep x 32.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Brass

Luigi Massoni ‘Dilly Dally’ Vanity Set in Cognac Leatherette
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Luigi Massoni for Poltrona Frau, ‘Dilly Dally’ vanity set, mirror, leatherette, fiberglass, brass, Italy, design 1968 Outstanding Italian dressing table executed by Luigi Massoni (1...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Vanity
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique Mid-Century Modern vanity features two drawers, brass accents, and a pair of large lamps protruding from each side. A large writing surface and rich woodgrain makes this ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Brass

Elegant Mid-Century Vanity or Dresser from Denmark
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have over three thousand antique sconces and over one thousand antique lights, if you need a specific pair of sconces or lights use the contact dealer button to ask us, we might h...
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1970s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Wood

Pallisander and Oak Vanity Table or Sideboard, 1960s
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
A fine vanity table in a combination of palissander and oak.   
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Palisander

Willy Van Der Meeren Writing Desk for Tubax Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury Willy Van Der Meeren Industrial desk with Formica top and teal enameled tubular metal frame. In original condition with visible wear. Wear is consistent with it's age and ...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Metal

Dressing Table by Raymond Loewy, Model "DF2000", Edited by Doubinsky Frères
Located in Brussels , BE
Dressing table by Raymond Loewy, model "DF2000", edited by Doubinsky Frères in the 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Resin

1960s Danish Rosewood Vanity Table
Located in Knebel, DK
Danish rosewood vanity table from the 1960s. The vanity table features a large adjustable mirror, and 2 spacious drawers with room for what you need at the vanity table. The ta...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Italian Dressing Table, Teak, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian dressing table, teak, 1960s.  
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Teak

Italian 1950's Inlaid Desk or Table with Two Drawers
Located in New York, NY
An elegant Italian 1950's maple wood desk; the rectangular apron inlaid in walnut geometric motif and with two drawers, opened with sleek circular brass handles. The whole supported ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Brass

Mid Century Modern 'Positano 1306' Dressing Table by Ico & Luisa Parisi, 1950s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid Century Modern 'Positano 1306' Dressing Table by Ico & Luisa Parisi, 1958.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Wood

Midcentury Art Glass Black Shellac and Brass Italian Side Tables, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Wonderful pair of side tables in the Italian style of Fontana Arte; valuable choice of materials, a unique design. Glass with sandblasted design in the style of Gio Ponti. Lovely ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Brass

Italian Modern Rosewood + Brass Vanity by Vittorio Dassi
Located in Berkeley, CA
Stunning in design and execution, this Italian modern vanity was crafted by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950s. Cased in rosewood, this vanity is supported by five legs capped in brass. Thr...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Marble Brass and Glass Console Table, 1980
Located in Rome, IT
Stylish and refined pair of consoles, both for their design and for the particular pleasant marriage of three materials such as black marble, brass and glass. The consoles are compo...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Marble, Brass

1970s Mid Century Italian Dressing Vanity Table Attributed to Willy Rizzo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Extraordinary mid Century vanity table plus mirror and stool. A very unique and chic piece from Italy attributed to Willy Rizzo , the table is mobile and has a light inside with 1 dr...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Fabric, Mirror, Wood

G-Plan Fresco Dressing Table & Vanity Mirror
Located in Dallas, TX
Teak vanity by British furniture maker G-Plan from their Fresco series dating back to the 1960’s. Love the long sculptural wooden pulls and floating top! The warm teak and afromosia ...
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Mid-20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Mirror, Teak

Important Headboard and Double Bed by Gio Ponti
By Egidio Proserpio, Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
Important and unique double bed by Gio Ponti executed by Egidio Proserpio, Barzano'. Rosewood bed with asymmetrical "butterfly" headboard, featuring two nightstands and two shelves....
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Bronze

Vintage Danish Teak Vanity, 1960s
Located in Asaa, DK
Vintage Danish teak vanity 1960s Elegant Danish Mid-Century Modern teak dressing table with five drawers. Drawers with sculpted pulls in solid teak. Rounded Y-shaped legs in solid o...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Oak, Teak

Vintage British Mid Century Modern Teak "Fresco" Vanity and Ottoman by G Plan
Located in San Marcos, CA
Here is a beautiful British MCM teak dressing table with its mirror and ottoman from the "Fresco" collection of G plan designed by Victor Wilkins in England in the 1960's. This exqu...
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1960s English Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Teak

1960s Danish Teak Vanity Table
Located in Knebel, DK
Danish teak vanity table from the 1960s. The vanity table features a large adjustable mirror, an original black glass table top and 5 spacious drawers with room for what you need at...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Teak

Dressing Table, Italy Mid-20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Italian dressing table with two drawers and hinged middle compartment with mirror.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Wood

Single Drawer Nickel Chromed Steel and Aluminium French Desk, Etienne Ferminger
Located in Chicago, IL
French 1970s nickel chromed steel and aluminium desk with smoked glass top. Single locking, ebonized oak drawer, with original plastic catch-all insert. All parts original. Designed...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Aluminum

Tawny Color Leather X-Shaped Wood Base Desk in the Style of J. Adnet, circa 1980
Located in Miami, FL
Tawny patina leather top in the style of Jacques Adnet. Saddle stitching, the top is standing on two X-shaped legs. Three front drawers with a curved central one. A leather side c...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Leather, Wood

MidCentury Round Walnut Wood Italian Side Table, 1970
Located in Rome, IT
All elegance and style for this pair of side tables, composed of a wonderful essence of Italian walnut, captivating design. The pair of tables is round in shape, and tends to widen ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Walnut

Oak Modular Storage Unit with Table by George Nelson for Herman Miller
Located in Dorchester, MA
George Nelson designed this handsome modular unit for Herman Miller. It comprises a set of drawers, a cabinet, a bookcase hutch, and a table whose top lifts to reveal extra divided s...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Oak

Atomic 1950s Dutch Design Glass and Wood Display Cabinet Vitrine, Shop Counter
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage midcentury vitrine by Haasdijk, Rotterdam. Atomic era design in gray and yellow with gold accents. The front features an enclosed vitrine with shelf, a top display of glass w...
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1950s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Italian Red Sky Leather Toilet Set by Mascagni, 1950s
Located in Florence, IT
Mid-Century Italian Red Sky Leather Toilet Set by Umberto Mascagni. The piece comes in three pieces: Toilet/Console, mirror and bench. The set is made of red sky leather with white b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Mirror, PVC, Cherry

Stunning Midcentury Rosewood Lane Compartment Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This attractive vintage modern desk features a unique pop-top storage compartment on the top and three large drawers. A one of a kind design with chrome flat bar sled legs and elegan...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Two-Tier Chrome Vanity
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern vanity features a heavy chrome frame with two tiers and a mirror. The unique design has a lower tier with a mirror top and a clear glass tabletop to set...
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Chrome

Psyche Full Length Mirror Dressing Table with Drawers, French, circa 1940
Located in Labrit, Landes
Dressing table with central psyche mirror, circa 1940. Side tables either side with three drawers on each side. Beveled mirror and walnut. Very good vintage condition. Shipping: L 1...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Mirror, Walnut

French Parchment Lacquered Vanity And Leather Top Stool
Located in Westport, CT
Circa 1960's french parchment,Vanity with many compartments and draws .top part opens for thee angle Mirror with key and locks,and original matching Leather top stool,purchased in Pa...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Brass

1960's Vintage Dressing Table in Sycamore & Walnut
Located in London, GB
A beautiful vintage dressing table of super high quality, this dates from the 1960’s. It has a walnut top and sides, with lovely sycamore fronted drawers. We have had this strippe...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Walnut

Italian Vanity Desk with Mirror, 1950s
Located in Palermo, PA
Italian vanity desk with mirror from the 50s. Three drawers with a brass key. Nice colored glass top. Measurements: H: 139 cm ; D: 103 cm ; W: 40 cm.  
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Brass

White & Netwon Dressing Table Vanity in Afromosia and Teak, 1960s
Located in London, GB
1960s dressing table by White & Newton of Portsmouth. A scarcely seen model featuring contrasting teak and afromosia timbers, contoured drawers with recessed handles, and solid af...
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1960s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Mirror, Teak

Ico Parisi Attributed Vanity Table in Beech, Italy, 1955
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice and elegant vanity table attributed by Ico Parisi and manufactured by Vittorio Dassi, Italy 1955. The vanity table is made of solid beech wood and has a very nice typical I...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Brass

20th Black wood Coffee Table Hardwood and Lacquered Steel Foot Movable Helix
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing and funny black movable helix Italian coffee table, circa 1970, 20th century. It has 2 moving propellers in wood and foot in black lacquered steel, it could be re-lacquered ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Italian Wooden Dressing Table with Lightning Mirror, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian wooden dressing table, 1960s Measures: Height mirror : 189cm Height console : 76cm.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Wooden Vanity
Located in Weesp, NL
Jatoba vanity Mid-Century Modern Very elegant 1970s dressing table made of beautiful coromandel/ebony wood fineer. Coromandel also called Macassar or striped ebony, a very rare and p...
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1970s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

Materials

Wood

Dressing Table by Ico & Luisa Parisi, 1958
Located in Berlin, DE
Dressing table model 'Positano 1306' veneered wood, black lacquered metal construction, adjustable mirror Dimension / D. 85.5 cm, T 45 cm, H 117 cm ø mirror 38 cm Design / Ico & Luis...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Wood

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