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Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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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Elegant Italian Cabinet in Cherry and Brass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cabinets or small wardrobe, cherry, mahogany, brass, glass, Italy, 1950s Elegant Italian cabinet in cherry with brass legs. The cubic shape of the piece features a door on one si...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Italian Wardrobe in Mahogany and Alabaster
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Large Italian wardrobe, curly mahogany, maple, glass, brass, alabaster, Italy, 1960s With its six doors this wardrobe has an impressive size. Two doors on the side hold a mirrored s...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Alabaster, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Dresser
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique American walnut dresser features stunning vintage craftsmanship, evident in it's simple yet elegant details. From rounded corner tapered legs to sculpted cabinet front, t...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Carl Auböck Dinner Bell, Wood Brass, Austria, 1950s
Located in Austria, AT
A dinner bell designed by Carl Auböck, manufactured by Carl Auböck workshop in midcentury, Vienna, circa 1950. It is made of a solid walnut wood handle and a bell with naturally age...
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1960s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Brass Asymmetric Coat Wall Double Hooks by Hertha Baller
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful Austrian polished brass hooks manufactured by Hertha Baller in Austria in the 1950s. Up to 8 available.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Guillerme & Chambron Wardrobe in Solid Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme & Chambron, wardrobe, oak, France, 1960s This grand wardrobe in blond oak wood has versatile (hidden) storage facilities. Two doors are inlayed with a geomtric pattern o...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Classic Italian Wardrobe in Oak with Mirrored Doors
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Italian wardrobe, oak, brass, mirrors, 1950s Luxurious wardrobe in oak with a classic and sophisticated look. The three doors are designed with elegant mirrored doors that have de...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak, Mirror

Large Italian Wardrobe with Mirrored Doors
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Large Italian wardrobe, walnut burl, glass, brass, wood, Italy, 1950s With its six doors this wardrobe has an impressive size. Four doors hold a mirrored surface lined with a deco...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Italian Wardrobe Duo from the 50s/60s in the Style of Gio Ponti - F266
Located in Lyon, FR
Imposing Italian wardrobes from the 50s and 60s in the style of Gio Ponti's work. Wooden structure, fronts of the doors in veneered burr wood with inlays of marquetry in geometrical ...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

Highboard M125 by Hans Gugelot for Bofinger, 1960s
By Hans Gugelot, Bofinger
Located in Munster, DE
Design classic from the modular furniture system model M 125 designed by Hans Gugelot. The highboard has two lockable compartments. Very good vintage condition with slight signs of w...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal

1960s Kipp Stewart Calvin Walnut Night Stands Pair Vintage Mid-Century
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful matching pair of walnut nightstands designed by Kipp Steward for Calvin Furniture’s American Design Foundation line. Rare design, with a unique signature white interior bac...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Paul Evans Rare and Large Argente Cabinet
Located in Houston, TX
Paul Evans Argente cabinet Paul Evans Studio USA Welded aluminum, lacquered wood, felt, leather, welded steel Measures: 80 H × 36.5 W × 21.5 D in The cabinet features three clad...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Aluminum

Wardrobe by Michael Van Beuren "Domus" Line
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this rare Wardrobe designed by Michael Van Beuren for the "Domus" line, circa 1950.
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1960s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Pine

Draft Mainline by Hooker Mid Century Caned Highboy Dresser Chest
Located in Countryside, IL
Mainline by Hooker mid century caned highboy dresser chest Highboy measures: 42 wide x 20 deep x 46.75 inches high ?All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood, Cane

Set of Five Coat Racks
Located in bari, IT
Set of five rattan hangers made in Italy from the 1960s.
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Rattan

Franklin Shockey Mid Century 6 Drawer Highboy
Located in Countryside, IL
Franklin Shockey mid century 6 drawer highboy Highboy dresser measures: 34.5 wide x 19.5 deep x 43 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage con...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Credenza
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful vintage modern walnut credenza. This credenza features nine spacious drawers, with the drawers on the left and right sides being longer, and the center drawers shorter. The...
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1960s Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Wardrobe by Cees Braakman for Pastoe Model KU10, Teak, 1958
Located in Munster, DE
Wardrobe by Cees Braakman for Pastoe Model KU10, 1958 Wardrobe KU10 design classic from the "Japanese Series" by Cees Braakman, draft in 1958. Elegant teak corpus on a filigree s...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Lucite Clothes Valet Golden Nugget
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Simple and elegant lucite clothes valet from the Golden Nugget Casino. A place for all your days clothes, including shoes jewelry etc. This item can be parcel posted. In excellent vi...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Lucite

Set of Five Mid-Century Brass Wall Coat Hooks by Hertha Baller, Austria, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
A set of up three large and two smaller modernist wall hooks, made of black-finished brass, executed in the 1950s by Hertha Baller, Austria. In very good condition, with marginal pat...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Functionalist Cabinet by Jindřich Halabala for UP Zavody, 1950´s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This cabinet, small wardrobe or secretary can be used for bedding, clothes, documents, papers etc. It was part of a complete bedroom suite by Jindrich Halabala. Inside is a compartm...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood, Pine

West Michigan Furniture Company Mid Century Walnut Caned Highboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
West Michigan Furniture Company mid century walnut caned highboy dresser Dresser measures: 40 wide x 19.5 deep x 47 inches high ?All pieces of furniture can be had in what we c...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Cane, Walnut

6 Mid Century Brass Faux Bamboo Clothes or Coat Hangers, Equestrian Themed Set
Located in London, GB
A set of 6 unusual mid century brass faux bamboo coat or clothes hangers. Equestrian Themed. Beautiful wear and patina, untouched, unpolished. Only 6 still available.
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20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Jack Cartwright for Founders Mid Century 8 Drawer Armoire Gentlemans Chest
Located in Countryside, IL
Jack Cartwright for Founders mid century 8 drawer armoire gentleman's chest Chest measures: 41 wide x 19 deep x 48.5 high This price includes getting this piece in what we call...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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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 & R...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal, Brass

Guillerme & Chambron Wardrobe in Solid Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme & Chambron, wardrobe, oak, France, 1960s This grand wardrobe in blond oak wood has versatile (hidden) storage facilities. Two doors in different size structure the front...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Large Coatrack Wardrobe Carl Auböck Brass Hooks, 1950s
Located in Austria, 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 Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Luigi Scremin Wardrobe for Gentleman in Walnut with Ashlars and Brass
Located in Milano, IT
Rare gentleman's closet by Luigi Scremin of the 40's. The cabinet is made entirely of walnut wood. Its peculiarity lies in its two doors finely carved ashlar. The perfectly triangula...
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1940s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Milo Baughman Style Burl Wood Armoire Dressers by Henredon, Pair
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of Milo Baughman style Mid-Century Modern armoire dressers or gentleman's chests By Henredon, "Scene Two" Collection USA, 1980s Burled olive wood, with ash c...
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1980s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Ash, Burl

Dieter Waeckerlin High Board in Teak with Seagrass
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Dieter Waeckerlin, Behr Möbel, High board, teak, seagrass, Germany, 1950s This rare wardrobe by Dieter Waeckerlin for Behr Möbel (Germany) features a body made of teak with slidin...
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Seagrass, Teak

French Highboard in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Cabinet, oak, France, 1960s An elegant case piece in oak that features geometric details in the doors. The high board is lifted from the ground by slim, conical legs that give the...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Franz Xaver Sproll Hand-Crafted Wardrobe in Solid Pine
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Franz Xaver Sproll, wardrobe, pine, Switzerland, 1960s Swiss furniture maker Franz Xaver Sproll is known for high-quality, hand-crafted furniture in solid wood, featuring charact...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Pine

Metal Wardrobe Wall Panel Elements RZ 61 by Dieter Rams for Vitsoe, 1960s
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: wardrobe elements RZ 61 (program 610) no. 1 Design: Dieter Rams Producer: VITSOE, Germany Origin: Germany AGE: 1960s Descriptio...
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1960s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal

La Permanente Mobile Cantu Illuminated Italian Wardrobe
Located in Waalwijk, NL
La permanente Mobile Cantu, wardrobe, wood, silk, Italy, 1950s. Very special and typical Italian wardrobe manufactured by La permanente Mobile Cantu. The piece shows great eleganc...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Italian Wooden Valet Chair With Green Faux Suede Fabric
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Italian wooden valet chair with green faux suede fabric seat, Mid-Century Modern. Newly upholstered vintage valet chair in lime green faux suede fabric. This valet chair is a classic...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Fabric, Wood

Teak 9 Drawer Dresser for Reff / Knoll
Located in TORONTO, CA
Stunning teak 9 drawer dresser for Knoll. This piece is overall good original vintage condition, minor fading and wear consistent with age of the piece.
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Teak

Midcentury Tall Dyrlund Teak Dresser Wardrobe 15-Drawer
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Midcentury tall Dyrlund teak dresser credenza 7-drawer on left. Clean inside and out - labeled - Made in Denmark. Good vintage condition. Has right sliding door with 8 drawers.
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1960s Danish Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Teak

Silvio Cavatorta Large Wardrobe in Mahogany
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Silvio Cavatorta, wardrobe, mahogany, birch, nickeled brass, Italy, 1950s Italian wardrobe in mahogany and birch by Silvio Cavatorta. The wardrobe is visually structured in three ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Birch, Mahogany

Ebonized Brass Asymmetric Coat Wall Double Hooks by Hertha Baller
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful Austrian brass hooks manufactured by Hertha Baller in Austria in the 1950s. Up to 12 available.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

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

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Wood, Mahogany

Paul McCobb for Calvin Mid Century Brass "X" Base Highboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
Paul McCobb for Calvin mid century brass "X" base highboy dresser Dresser measures: 36 wide x 19.5 deep x 53 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restor...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Guillerme et Chambron Cabinet in Oak with Graphical Doors
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron, cabinet, oak, France, 1960s The doors of this cabinet catch the eye. Long ornaments with angular ends structure the front in a unique manner. Also the decorat...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Paul Evans Style Lane Pueblo Brutalist Mid-Century Modern Oak Armoire Dresser
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Paul Evans style Mid-Century Modern brutalist oak armoire dresser By Lane Furniture, "Pueblo" Collection USA, 1970s Measures: 40" W x 18" D x 66" H. Newly ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Guillerme et Chambron Wardrobe with Ceramic Handles
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron, armoire, oak, France, 1960s. This case piece is designed by Guillerme and Chambron and features horizontal panels on the front. The armoire is equipped wit...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Ceramic, Oak

National Mount Airy Flame Walnut and Satinwood Inlaid Armoire
By National Mt. Airy
Located in Germantown, MD
This beautiful National Mount Airy Furniture vintage armoire is made out of solid walnut, flame walnut and satinwood inlays. This armoire features a bottom drawers with sleek drop do...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

French Large Oak Armoire and Bookcase, circa 1940
Located in Labrit, Landes
French oak armoire in three parts : wardrobe, book case and shelves, mid-century Good condition. Shipping: 2 packs: Pack 1: 309/50/63 cm 192 kg. Pack 2: 107/8/151 cm 41.2 kg.  
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Early 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Oak

Adam Hoff & Poul Østergaard Wall Valet for Virum Møbelsnedkeri, Denmark
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Danish wall valet designed by Adam Hoff & Poul Østergaard for Virum Møbelsnedkeri in the 1960s. Made of Oakwood with leather straps and Formica back. Very good condition. Dimension...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Leather, Formica, Oak

Mid-Century Modern Wardrobe Japanese Series KU14 by Cees Braakman for Pastoe
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent Mid-Century Modern KU14 Japanese Series armoire or wardrobe. Design by Cees Braakman for Pastoe. Striking Dutch design from the 1960s. Original teak veneered wood on b...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Metal

Mid-Century Norwegian Modern Teak 14-Drawer Tall Dresser Wardrobe by Westnofa
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful mid-century Norwegian modern teak 14-drawer tall dresser Wardrobe by Westnofa. Great design and great vintage condition - clean inside and out. Drawers slide smooth with do...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Teak

Danish Vintage Gentleman's Wardrobe / Chest by Brouer
Located in London, GB
A fantastic Danish gentlemen’s wardrobe / chest of drawers by the high end manufacturer Brouer. This was made in Denmark, it dates from the 1970’s. The quality is absolutely outst...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

Large Italian Wardrobe in Walnut and Brass Handles
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Large Italian wardrobe, walnut, brass, glass, Italy, 1950s With three double doors this wardrobe offers plenty of storage. The walnut veneer is geometrically arranged and the grai...
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

Midcentury Austrian Coat Stand Wardrobe
Located in Vienna, AT
Cast iron base with brass or aluminum parts, good original condition. Made in Austria in the late 1960s.   
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1960s Austrian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Aluminum, Brass, Iron

Dutch Teak & Metal KU14 Wardrobe by Cees Braakman for UMS Pastoe, 1950s
Located in Appeltern, Gelderland
Wardrobe KU14 Cees Braakman Pastoe Japanese series 60s. It has two doors in teak with an additional folding mechanism, revealing four storage spaces. Iconic square black metal handle...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Teak

Louis Vuitton trunk, LV, Made in France, 1930s
Located in Pambio Noranco, CH
1930s Louis Vuitton trunk, restored in 2018 Restored in Italy by a specialist in Louis Vuitton trunks.
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1930s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

Charlotte Perriand “Les Arc” Closet, circa 1960, France
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Charlotte Perriand “Les Arcs” Closet. Wardrobe set with desk. Made with pine. Suspended 4 door wardrobe and desk Provenance: Charlotte Perriand’s French Ski Resort, “Les Arc”, Ci...
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

Wooden Midcentury Console with Mirror, Italy, 1950
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Beautiful console with a mirror from Italy, 1950s. The wooden frame carries an elongated hexagonal mirror and a narrow glass shelf.  
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1950s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

United Furniture Mid Century Diamond Highboy Dresser
Located in Countryside, IL
United Furniture mid century diamond highboy dresser This dresser measures: 44.25 wide x 20 deep x 49.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Wood

Original 1960s Italian Coat Stand Design in Walnut and Beech with Umbrella Stand
Located in Buggiano, IT
Original 1960s coat stand in walnut and beech with umbrella stand Finishes in light wood Very elegant Special design. The transport quote for the USA and Canada is customized accordi...
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1960s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires

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Beech, Walnut