10 Vintage Furniture Pieces Lost in Modern Trends

China hutches

Stylish glass-door storage for china, glassware, and collectibles.

Telephone tables and benches

In the late 19th century, telephone tables emerged with the integration of telephone books, evolving into decorative and functional furniture with storage options.

Sewing cabinets

Sewing cabinets are purpose-designed furniture units that provide a dedicated and organized space for sewing machines, accessories, and crafting supplies.

Stereo cabinets

Furniture pieces designed to house and organize stereo systems, audio equipment, and media, offering both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Secretary desks

Originating in mid-1700s France, secretaires, or drop-down desks, combine shelves, drawers, and a concealed writing surface with cubbies for efficient storage.

CD storage racks

CD storage racks are furniture or organizational systems designed to store and organize compact discs (CDs).


Washstands, often constructed from mahogany, walnut, or rosewood, were compact tables or cabinets specifically crafted to hold a wash basin and water pitcher.

Vanity tables

In the ’20s and ’30s, vanity tables, adorned with attached mirrors, were bedroom status symbols, used by both men and women to store grooming essentials.

Clothes presses

Large cabinets for folded clothing, were popular in the 18th century but waned as preferences shifted toward wrinkle-free storage.

Grandfather clocks

Grandfather clocks, traditional timepieces with tall wooden cases, house long pendulum-driven movements, often featuring chimes and intricate woodwork.

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