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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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George Nelson for Herman Miller Miniature Jewelry Chest, 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
Unusual chest of drawers by George Nelson for Herman Miller, mid century Rare combination of a Nelson base and chest with the typical small handles. However this combination with...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Aluminum

Desk by Vittorio Dassi, Italy, 1950s
Located in Greding, DE
Desk by Vittorio Dassi with side drawers and large slightly convex tabletop.
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Ico Parisi Colorful Bookcase Model '457' in Wood and Metal
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Ico Parisi for Brugnoli Mobili Cantú, bookcase model 457, lacquered wood, mahogany, brass, Italy, 1955 Beautiful small bookcase designed by Ico Parisi. This open bookcase with four ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Mahogany

Vicki Del Sid Italia Wrapped Rattan Etagere After Milo Baughman, a Pair
Located in west palm beach, FL
Exceptional pair of wrapped rattan Vivai Del sud etagere. Done in the manner of Milo Baughman. Beautiful warm rattan in a coveted iconic shape. Inset glass shelves. Acquired from a P...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Rattan

Ennio Fazioli Writing Desk MIM Roma Italy 1958
By Ennio Fazioli
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice and large sized rosewood writing desk designed by Ennio Fazioli and was designed after the Terni series which was designed by Ico Parisi and manufactured by MIM Roma, Italy...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Gio Ponti Three Drawers Green Cabinet from Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome, 1964
Located in Rome, IT
Gio Ponti cabinet from Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome, 1964 Important cabinet by Gio Ponti produced for Hotel Parco dei Principi in Rome, 1964 Chest of drawers produced by Giordano...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Aldo Tura Bar Cabinet, Italy, 1960s
Located in Greding, DE
Bar by Aldo Tura with goat parchment veneer in beige and tobacco. Unrestored original condition.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Willy Rizzo Mirrored Bar / Table, circa 1970
Located in London, GB
Mirrored bar / cocktail table by Willy Rizzo, circa 1970 Grey mirrored top opens to reveal a mirrored interior, in very good condition. Measures: Open 202cm Closed 130cm.    
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

Large Italian Wardrobe in Teak and Green Fabric
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Italian wardrobe, teak, green fabric, brass, Italy, 1950s. This wardrobe has a very distinguished design that is characterized by the combination of teak wood and green fabric tha...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Fabric, Teak

Gio Ponti Style Mid-Century Modern Bar or Serving Cabinet.
Located in Stamford, CT
Modern dry bar in the style of Gio Ponti Italian rosewood dry bar Modern dry bar in the style of Gio Ponti 45 1/2 x 56 x 14 inches with three cabinets, sculpted brass legs, glass t...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

Large Italian Bookcase with Cabinets and Carved Details in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Bookcase, walnut, brass, Italy, 1960s Wonderful Italian open bookcase with five cabinets. All elements feature carved details that contribute to the sculptural and grand expressio...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Showcase Bookcase in Italian Walnut Original from 1930
Located in Buggiano, IT
Showcase bookcase in Italian walnut, original from 1930, with four movable internal shelves, glass on three sides with liberty designs with a floral motif. Provenance from an intern...
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1930s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Large Coatrack Wardrobe Carl Auböck Brass Hooks, 1950s
Located in Graz, AT
A large wooden coat check with patinated brass hooks manufactured in midcentury, circa 1950. It consists of a frame made of wood and six polished solid brass hooks with lovely patin...
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Fristho Highboard by Rudolf Glatzel Holland 1962
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Beautiful and unique high sideboard designed by Rudolf Glatzel produced by Fristho Franeker, Holland 1962. This sideboard is from the G-series Glatzel designed for Fristho and this i...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Stainless Steel

Officina, moden Tv Unit in Mimetica Veneered
Located in Barlassina, Monza-Brianza
Officina, Tv Unit in Mimetica Veneered. Name Officina is the Italian name of the auto-repair store. The details are coming from the mechanic environment: metal clamps as handles and ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Credenza Sideboard by Gugliemo Urlich for ARCA in Burl Walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century Modern credenza sideboard by Gugliemo Urlich for ARCA in Burl Walnut, Art Deco with original golden brass metal accessories. A essential linear beautiful cabinet. Measur...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Midcentury Commode in Oak by Børge Mogensen, Danish Modern, 1950s
Located in Lejre, DK
Commode in Scandinavian oak with hardware in brass. Designed by MAA. Børge Mogensen in the 1950s, this piece is made by CM Madsen cabinetmakers, Denmark in the 1960s. Great condition.
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1950s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Unique Rosewood Cabinet by Vittorio Dassi with Painting by Pietro Toppi, 1955
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Stunning unique rosewood storage cabinet designed by Vittorio Dassi, Italy with unique hand painted panel signed by the famous Italian artist Pietro Toppi. This cabinet was clearly a...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Karl Springer Lacquered Goatskin Credenza
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Don't miss this piece. This Massive Karl Springer piece is fantastic. Measuring in at 9 feet in length, it truly is unlike any piece of its kind. Finished in the notorious goatski...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Lacquer, Goatskin

De Coene Showcase in Glass Steel and Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
De Coene, showcase, teak, steel, glass, Belgium, 1960s Modernist showcase with lockable doors accompanied with a steel frame and wood shelf. The vitrine features the Brutalist cha...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

Adrian Pearsall Four-Door Brutalist Credenza or Sideboard, Restored, c 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This rare 1960s brutalist credenza was designed by Adrian Pearsall and produced by Craft Associates. Featuring four doors with interior shelves and pull-out drawer wrapped in his sig...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Resin, Wood

Silvio Cavatorta Sideboard in Mahogany with Mirror
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Silvio Cavatorta, sideboard with mirror, metal, mahogany veneer, glass, Italy, designed in 1958. Elegant Italian sideboard by Silvio Cavatorta. This cabinet is equipped with six d...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Laska Credenza in Quarter-Sawn White Oak, Sliding Doors, Customizable
Located in Louisville, KY
The Laska credenza is built in our Brooklyn studio using premium hardwoods and thoughtfully selected wood veneers. This piece features custom veneered panels framed flush with solid ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Beautiful T95 'Direzionale' Desk with Swivel Drawer Units, Osvaldo Borsani, 1956
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
Stunning 'T95' desk from the 'Direzionale' series designed by Osvaldo Borsani in 1956 for Tecno, Milan, Italy. This beautiful and flexible form desk is finished in italian walnut and...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Aluminum

Casablanca Brass, Mexican Walnut and Black Leather Desk / Nomade Atelier Design
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
A striking balance between sharp edges and soft leather pocketing is found in the Casablanca desk by contemporary Nomade Atelier ´s Mexican design. Secret compartments for storing sm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Dresser Mirrored Sideboard , Style Osvaldo Borsani, in Burl
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-Century Modern Italian dresser sideboard , style designer Osvaldo Borsani, in burl walnut with mirror, glass top and ebonized legs with brass pins. measures cm: dresser: H 78 W...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Midcentury Black Lacquered Italian Credenza with Gold Leaf Glass Top
Located in Miami, FL
Midcentury black lacquered credenza with a sets of drawers and shelves, red lacquered inside. Gold leaf glass top.
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Lacquer

Arthur Espenet Carpenter Carved Walnut & Brass Wine Rack, circa 1967
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Arthur Espenet Carpenter carved walnut & brass wine rack. circa 1967.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Edward Wormley Pedestal Bar Cabinet in Olive Burl model 6302D
Located in Hudson, NY
Pedestal Cabinet/ Dry Bar by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, introduced in 1963, in natural olive burl with hinged door and dark mahogany interior cabinet. Original paper label on bottom.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany, Olive

James Bearden Segment Cabinet 'Square'
Located in New York, NY
"Segment Cabinet (square)” a sculptural work in torch-cut and polychromed steel with fused bronze, solvent dyes, and glass enamel, with a birch top. By American artist James Bearden....
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bronze, Enamel, Steel

Jordi Vilanova Sideboard, circa 1960, Spain
Located in Girona, Spain
Jordi Vilanova "Pic" Sideboard. Made with oak. Elegant wooden detail. With three doors. Circa 1960, Spain. Very good vintage condition. Jordi Vilanova Bosch (Barcelona, 1925-19...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

Backlit Bookcase Designed by Roberto Monsani for Acerbis Illuminated Boxes
Located in Tuscany, IT
Modular "Life" wall unit designed by Roberto Monsani for Acerbis, circa 1970. Featuring three upright panels and five illuminated boxes, the central one features a drop-front door. I...
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1970s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Pair of Italian 1950s Oak Nightstands with Black Glass Tops
Located in New York, NY
An elegant pair of Italian 1950s oak nightstands or cabinets with inset black glass surface tops. The fluted two doors open with beautifully shaped brass handles to reveal one interi...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Oak

Mid-Century Sideboard in the Style of Alfred Altherr, Ash and Brass, Germany 50s
Located in Munster, DE
Great sideboard in the style of Alfred Altherr from the 1950s. The furniture is in excellent orriginal condition with original hairpin feet and handles made of brass. The surfaces ar...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

George Nelson Two-Tone Lacquered & Steel Credenza for Herman Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
George Nelson two-tone lacquered & steel credenza for Herman Miller.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Rare Sideboard or Cabinet in Walnut, Rattan and Brass
Located in New York, NY
T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb rare 1950s sideboard or cabinet in rich deep walnut including central drawers with original circular woven rattan handles and brass end caps, cab...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Chests of Drawers from France, c. 1930s
Located in Houston, TX
Chest of drawers is made out of fine walnut wood. Rectangular top is displaying beautiful wood grain. There are 3 spacious keyless drawers with oval handles. Sides are curved. Chest ...
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1950s European Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Sideboard Honey Color in Birch Wood, 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Beautiful Italian mid-century sideboard made of birch wood that gives the sideboard a warm honey color. The sideboard has a shaped front design, as well as rounded sides. It is notab...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Laska Credenza, Figured Walnut and Brass, Three Doors, Customizable
Located in Louisville, KY
The Laska credenza is built in our Louisville studio using premium hardwoods and thoughtfully selected wood veneers. This piece features custom veneered panels framed flush with soli...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Midcentury Teak Credenza By Aksel Bender Madsen and Ejner Larson
Located in west palm beach, FL
Incredible vintage MCM Danish teak credenza. Designed by the legends Aksel Bender Madsen and Ejner Larsen. Crafted by Narvstead Mobelfabrik in the 1960s. A super rare and elusive pie...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Teak

John Van Koert 2pc. Cabinet for Drexel Profile
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A two piece cabinet with lower sideboard having four drawers one with dividers and two doors to each side with an adjustable shelve . The sculptural pulls are in a satin chrome , the...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

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

Floor to Ceiling Shelving System Attributed to Dassi, Italy 1950s
Located in London, GB
Modular floor to ceiling shelving system attributed to Dassi of Milan, Italy 1950s. An impressive design with lots of interesting detail. The wood of this set looks to be rosewood...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Mid-Century Italian Sideboard in Wood with Handcraft Handles, 1950s
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Unique sideboard with three doors and inner shelves and dressers made of wood with handcraft handles and brass details. Essential lines and a timeless character distinguish this pie...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Jim Rose Starburst Pattern Cupboard with Chest of Drawers, Steel Art Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a totally functional cupboard is topped with a chest of drawers. It is created from hot rolled steel and found steel. The legs are made from salvaged pipe. The starburst pane...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

Paul Evans for Directional Cityscape Sideboard in Chrome
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Evans for Directional, 'Cityscape' sideboard, chrome on wood, United States, circa 1972 A two-doors credenza designed by Paul Evans. A real eyecatcher which interacts with it...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Chrome

Large Mid-Century Modern Free Standing Wall Unit by Poul Cadovius for Cado
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and extra large Mid-Century Modern teak modular wall unit. Design by Poul Cadovius for Cado. Striking Danish design from the 1960s. This free standing wall unit consis...
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Italian Cabinets in Cherry and Brass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cabinets or small wardrobes, cherry, mahogany, brass, glass, Italy, 1950s Elegant Italian cabinets in cherry with brass legs. The cubic shape of the piece features a door on one ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Pair of Nightstands in the Style of Paolo Buffa, circa 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of remarkable bedsides rosewood in the style of Paolo Buffa, 1950s. The same set includes the dressing table with the mirror, but the two nightstands are also sold individually.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Rosewood

De Coene Showcase in Glass, Steel and Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
De Coene, showcase, teak, steel, glass, Belgium, 1960s Modernist showcase with lockable doors accompanied with a steel frame and wood shelf. The vitrine features the Brutalist ch...
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1960s Belgian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Steel

Jim Rose One Door Black and Yellow Basket Weave Quilt Cupboard, Steel 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

1970s Lucite and Chrome Eight-Foot Floating Glass Top Console Shelf
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An impressive 1970s eight-foot-long console or shelf comprising a 3/4 inch glass top supported by a pair of cylindrical lucite corbels that are capped at either end in chromed steel....
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Chrome

Dresser, Storage, 5 Drawers, Modern, Hardwood, Walnut, Customizable, Semigood
Located in Issaquah, WA
This dressers hardwood frame, soft closing undermout drawer set and panel construction and mortise and tenon joinery make for the most beautiful and well crafted storage product on t...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Hardwood

Dresser, Rift, Low Boy, Storage, Mid Century, Modern, Hardwood, Semigood Design
Located in Issaquah, WA
The rift low dresser with six drawers has a hardwood frame, soft closing under mount drawer sets, panel construction and mortise and tenon joinery which makes this the most beautiful...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Hardwood

Carlo de Carli Cabinet with Original Glass Top, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
Carlo de Carli One of Carlo de Carli's most successful designs, this much sought after model is in its original eggshell finish with its original mirrored colored glass top with bra...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Media Credenza, Cabinet, Storage, Midcentury, Danish Weave, Custom, Wood, Shelf
Located in Issaquah, WA
This solid hardwood cabinet floats between two classically Rian style stanchions, and our signature woven doors. Adjustable shelving, vented back, soft close door/drawer hardware and...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Cord, Hardwood

Dresser, Hardwood, Lowboy, Danish Cord, Woven Doors, Drawers, Midcentury Style
Located in Issaquah, WA
This solid hardwood 8 drawer dresser features 18" deep drawers, full extension Blum soft close slides and our signature exposed mortise and tenon drawer boxes made from light Europea...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Cord, Hardwood

Vladimir Kagan Double Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Double chest in zebrawood, black lacquered wood, and Lucite. Designed by Vladimir Kagan and produced by Vladimir Kagan Designs, NY, circa 1970. A sleek and striking design wherein th...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Lucite