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Vintage Danish Credenza with Short Hairpin Legs

danish cabinet with hairpin legs

Hairpin leg furniture comes in all shapes and sizes, and we love seeing a unique hairpin leg piece. Another thing about furniture like this is that it’s useful! There is always a balance between the beautiful and the useful, and we think this piece meets both criteria!

The credenza–as a piece of furniture–has a great history; it was originally designed to serve wealthy homeowners as a buffet table with storage built in. Today credenzas serve many uses in a home and are a welcome addition to the kitchen, dining room, office, and so on. Our hairpin legs go so well on credenzas as they can accommodate whatever size you are restoring or creating. A shorter leg size, say 4”, will keep it lower to the ground.

If you have a smaller credenza, taller legs will bring it up off the ground for greater ease of use. It goes without saying that different styles of hairpin legs will complement the style of the credenza itself.

A big, ‘thank you’ to Bryan for sharing his photos of this vintage Danish rosewood credenza. Bryan is a buyer, seller, and lover of modern furniture based in Phoenix…you can check out more of his pieces on Instagram.

This is a great example of how the credenza fits the mid-century modern mold, and if you haven’t had one before, consider how well it might fit in your home and how useful it is without taking up much real estate. Whichever size and style you decide to go with we know you’ll love it!