The Credenza — Chicago Vs. Weehawken


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When it comes to multi-purpose furniture, credenzas can do it all. They function as sideboards in a kitchen or entertainment centers in the living room. We picked two of our favorite pieces on Krrb that show the distinct regional tastes of Chicago and New Jersey.

Mid-Century Wood Credenza in Weehawken, New Jersey



This solid, wood 3-drawer credenza was made by Broyhill in the 1960s as part of a line that paid homage to the architecture of Brasil. The extra shelves and swinging doors make it ideal for a media stand.

Find it on Circa60‘s Corner. $1,495.

Mirrored Credenza in Chicago, Illinois



This dramatic piece made by the Ello Furniture Company of Chicago works as statement piece in a foyer or Hollywood Regency-inspired dining room. Just imagine the light from a chandelier bouncing off its reflection.

Find it on An Orange Moon‘s Corner. $2,295.

Our Vote

Although the mirrored credenza takes center stage in any space, we love the clean lines and functionality of the Mid-Century piece. We’re picturing a stack of records tucked inside and re-runs of “TV Land” playing on the TV above it.

Your Vote

Weigh in on which piece you would utilize in your home. Would you bring home the shiny, bold credenza or the understated wood unit?