Best 10 Antique/Vintage Filing Cabinets In Many Retro Styless

Do you want to equip your home office/office with a retro-inspired file cabinet?

If you do, then keep reading this article!

We collected some top-rated antique filing cabinets and described their features and specifications. Find out how to pick the best model depending on your storage needs and office space.

Our Top Picks

HOMCOM Retro Style 2-Drawer picksHomcom Solid File Cabinet
The large brown lateral file cabinet has a classically styled design with vintage square knobs.
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Sandusky 244885PU Heavy Duty picksSandusky Lee File Cabinet
Heavy-duty steel file cabinet comes equipped with ten shallow drawers for large files, artwork and blueprints.
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Bowery Hill 2 Drawer Lateral Wood File Cabinet picksBowery Hill Lateral File Cabinet
Wide lateral file cabinet that comes in distressed antique black finish with the elegant cherry tabletop.
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Forest Designs Mission OakForest Design Oak File Cabinet
Pricey vertical file cabinet with two drawers is made of durable oak wood, premium solids and veneers.
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Bush Furniture Stanford 2 Drawer picksBush Furniture Fairview File Cabinet
Elegant lateral file cabinet comes with antique white finish, tea maple desktop and antique pewter hardware.
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Sauder Palladia File Cabinet, picksSauder Palladia File Cabinet
The large lateral file cabinet has a durable wooden construction and it’s finished in beautiful vintage oak.
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Sauder Steel River File Pedesta picksSauder Stel River File Cabinet
Beautiful styled and rustic-inspired file cabinet is made of durable wood and metal for long-term durability.
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ioHOMES Acosta Industrial picksAcosta Rolling File Cabinet
A small walnut filing cabinet with attractive construction is inspired by industrial and retro styles.
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Bush Furniture Broadview picksBush Furniture Broadview File Cabinet
A high-quality wooden file cabinet with a pure white finish features two full-extension drawers for office supplies and files.
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Sauder Heritage Hill Lateral File picksSauder Heritage File Cabinet
File cabinet with solid wood construction and classic cherry finish will uplift your home office decor.
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Best 10 Antique Filing Cabinets


Homcom Solid File Cabinet

MDF Construction
Homcom is a lateral file cabinet ideal for storing large-sized paperwork, artwork, blueprints and more. It’s inspired by the retro style and has a classic wood grain veneered surface with vintage square knobs. Homcom is made from solid medium-density fiberboard that makes it durable.

HOMCOM Retro Style

Two Drawers
This real wood file cabinet measures 30” in height, 33.5” in width and 21.7” in depth. Two drawers are equipped with hanging rails for letter-size and legal-size file folder storing. The anti-tip mechanism prevents tipping and keeps the file cabinet stable. But for extra safety, you can fix the old-fashioned filing cabinet to the wall.

Highlighted Points:

  • brown lateral file cabinet
  • the classic wood grain surface
  • vintage square knobs
  • made from medium-density fiberboard
  • both drawers come with hanging files
  • anti-tip mechanism


Sandusky Lee File Cabinet

10 Drawers
Sandusky Lee is a large flat file cabinet providing ample storage space for your files and office supplies. The reviewed model comes in a putty color and it measures 16” in height, 46” in width and 32” in depth. This vintage look file cabinet is a heavy item that weighs 250 pounds. Sandusky Lee offers 10 shallow drawers.

Sandusky 244885PU Heavy

Lockable Drawers
When the product arrives at your address, you need to install label holders and handles. Construction is made from heavy-duty welded steel with a powder-coated finish. You can store blueprints, large paperwork, files, etc. All drawers glide smoothly and you can lock them and keep your stored content private.

Highlighted Points:

  • large file cabinet with 10 drawers
  • all drawers glide on smooth slides
  • built-in lock mechanism
  • heavy-duty steel construction
  • powder-coated finish
  • useful label holders


Bowery Hill Lateral File Cabinet

Antique Black Finish
Bowery Hill is a retro file cabinet suitable for any traditionally inspired home office. It has a distressed antique black finish with a cherry tabletop. It’s easy to clean and maintain, use a damp cloth and avoid aggressive cleaners. The map drawer file cabinet measures 30.7” in height, 20.7” in depth and 32” in width.

Bowery Hill 2 Drawer

Smooth Drawer Performance
The finish is laminated, stain- and scratch-resistant. Bowery Hill vintage look file cabinet stands on sturdy legs and has two spacious drawers that accommodate maps, blueprints, large files and other office supplies. Both drawers glide on smooth full-extension slides, that allow easy access to your stored items.

Highlighted Points:

  • ideal for any retro-inspired home office
  • antique black finish with cherry desktop
  • two spacious drawers
  • stain and scratch-resistant surface
  • sturdy and stable legs
  • easy to clean and maintain


Forest Design Oak File Cabinet

Premium Materilas
Forest Design made this Mission oak file cabinet, it is constructed of premium quality oak solids and veneers. It comes in antique alder color, that looks natural. A lifetime warranty is provided by the manufacturer. This old wooden file cabinet weighs 70 pounds and measures 22” in width, 30” in height and 21” in depth.

Forest Designs Mission Oak Two Drawer

High Price
Its construction is durable and sturdy, so you can use it for decades. Clean it with a dry or damp cloth. Two drawers are equipped with small knob handles. You can store letter and legal size file folders, office supplies and more. This file cabinet has a higher price.

Highlighted Points:

  • made of premium solids and veneers
  • antique alder finish
  • lifetime warranty
  • easy to clean and maintain
  • two roomy drawers
  • small knob handles


Bush Furniture Fairview File Cabinet

6-year Warranty
Bush Furniture is a top-rated brand for making quality wood file cabinets. This reviewed model belongs to the Stanford collection. It features traditional details with contemporary functionality. Fairview model is available in antique white and antique black finish. It’s backed with a 6-year warranty.

Bush Furniture Stanford 2 Drawer

Quality Standards
This antique white file cabinet is tested and meets ANSI/Soho safety and quality standards. Its construction is crafted from durable and engineered wood. The tea maple top finish is paired with antique pewter hardware for a more attractive look. Both drawers accommodate hanging file folders.

Highlighted Points:

  • crafted from durable engineered wood
  • available in antique white and antique black finish
  • meets safety and quality standards
  • tea maple top finish
  • two spacious drawers for hanging file folders
  • backed with a 6-year warranty


Sauder Palladia File Cabinet

Reliable Item
There is another Sauder file cabinet, this model belongs to Palladia collection. This elegant lateral file cabinet requires assembly, so the package includes all necessary hardware, tools and instruction. A 5-year warranty is provided by the manufacturer. It’s a reliable vintage wooden file cabinet.

Sauder Palladia File Cabinet, Vintage

Engineered Wood
It weighs 118 pounds and measures 29.6” in height, 22” in depth and 36.8” in width. Construction is crafted from durable and sustainable engineered wood. It is finished in vintage oak color. Two spacious drawers glide on full-extension slides and accommodate hanging letter- and legal-size files.

Highlighted Points:

  • elegant lateral file cabinet
  • made of durable engineered wood
  • requires assembly
  • vintage oak finish
  • two spacious drawers
  • accommodate hanging file folders


Sauder Steel River File Cabinet

Wood & Metal
Sauder made the Steel River model that complements rustic, industrial and urban office styles. Its construction is made from engineered wood and metal, these materials make it durable and sturdy. Carbon oak finish provides this antique look. The package includes tools, materials, hardware and instruction.

Sauder Steel River File Pedesta

Mobile File Cabinet
This vintage metal file cabinet comes with a 5-year warranty. Steel River measures 26.5” in height, 20.8” in width and 23.8” in depth. Two drawers are designed for miscellaneous office supplies and files. The top drawer is small while the bottom drawer has high sides and accommodates hanging file folders. This item is mobile.

Highlighted Points:

  • made from wood and metal
  • durable and sturdy file cabinet
  • covered with a 5-year warranty
  • top drawer accommodates office supplies
  • the bottom drawer is designed for files
  • equipped with swivel casters


Acosta Rolling File Cabinet

Walnut Finish
IoHomes produces this Acosta retro filing cabinet, it is an attractive vertical file cabinet made of wood, wood veneers and metal. It comes in a vintage walnut color that ensures traditional style. The unit dimensions are 28.3” in height, 15.7” in width and 17.7 in depth. Fits under the office desk.

ioHOMES Acosta Industrial review

Swivel Casters
When this vintage industrial file cabinet arrives at your address, you need to assemble it. There are two drawers with mesh and chalkboard panels. Store books, office supplies, files and documents. Acosta is equipped with five swivel casters that provide easy movement in any direction.

Highlighted Points:

  • made of wood and metal materials
  • requires assembly
  • elegant walnut finish
  • drawers with mesh and chalkboard panels
  • accommodate files, office accessories
  • five swivel casters for mobility


Bush Furniture Broadview File Cabinet

Pure White Color
Bush Furniture made this Broadview file cabinet suitable for home office use. This model is available in black and pure white colors. The construction of this vintage-style filing cabinet is made from durable and sustainable engineered wood. Assembly is required and all tools, hardware and instruction are included in the package.

Bush Furniture Stanford 2 Drawer

Letter-size Files
This small 2-drawer file cabinet measures 30” in height, 23.2” in width and 23.2” in depth. Its surface is resistant to scratches, wear and stains. The top drawer is smaller and designed for miscellaneous office supplies white the bottom drawer is larger and accommodates letter-size file folders.

Highlighted Points:

  • designed for home office use
  • made of sustainable wood
  • pure white finish
  • requires assembly
  • scratch-resistant surface
  • two drawers for office supplies and files


Sauder Heritage File Cabinet

Quality Standards
Sauder produces this Heritage solid wood lateral file cabinet that looks like a credenza. It is made from durable and engineered wood with a classic cherry finish. This product is American-made and meets many safety and quality standards. The vintage style filing cabinet weighs 90 pounds and measures 20.5” D x 30” W x 30” H.

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Safety Catch
Heritage features two roomy drawers equipped with stylish vintage-inspired handles. Both drawers hold letter-size and legal-size file folders and feature full extension slide for easy access. The top drawer is the lockable one, so store private files there. Safety catch prevents both drawers to be opened at the same time.

Highlighted Points:

  • elegant classic cherry finish
  • American-made product
  • meets safety and quality standards
  • solid wood construction
  • two drawers with elegant handles
  • safety catch prevents tipping

Things To Know About Antique Filing Cabinet

The vintage file cabinets come in various sizes, storage space, design and more. Except aesthetic, you need to consider other important factors before buying and find the quality and durable item designed or long-term use.

Antique Style – Many people adore old, antique-styled furniture. Vintage-styled furniture reflects the sensibilities of the particular periods. There are many different styles, such as Queen Anne style, Federal, Empire, Victorian and many others. They are timeless and attractive items.

Wooden Construction – The wooden file cabinets are made from natural materials, they add a traditional vibe to your home office and come with different finishes. You can choose between antique oak file cabinet finishes, walnut, espresso, maple, chestnut and other finishes. Wood file cabinets are durable and sturdy items.

Vertical Or Lateral – The filing cabinets come in vertical/tall or lateral/horizontal shapes. You should pick the model that suits your home office or office. Lateral file cabinets require more space and offer wide drawers. Vertical file cabinets usually fit under the office desk and have deeper drawers.

Safety Mechanism – Mostly, lateral file cabinets come with a safety anti-tip mechanism, but there are vertical items with this mechanism, too. If you want to store a high amount of files and documents, this mechanism will keep your file cabinet stable and prevent tipping.

Mobility – Usually vertical file cabinets come equipped with casters. So, if you need to move your file cabinet often, consider a model with casters, then you can move your file cabinet whenever you want. Before buying, check if casters come with brakes for stable placement.

Final Verdict

These vintage file cabinet models will bring a touch of old-fashioned style to your home office or office. They are attractive, sturdy and offer ample storage space. If you want to check more similar models, read the posts on rustic file cabinets. If you, on the other side, would like to see the offer of some modern designed models, read the post on the best mid-century file cabinets. Also, you can check our selection of the best various filing cabinets, if you click on linked words.

Melissa is a freelance writer with a Bachelor of Economy. She became one of the OfficeNeedle team members in 2020. Her expertise in business management lies in 6-year experience working in 3 companies which allowed her to improve her business skills. The knowledge she has received through her work, she presents in the educational articles helping many people who start or run a business. Her secret love is design so she writes also about office furniture and equipment.