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Florence Knoll Credenzas

Florence Knoll (USA, 1917–2019)
Florence Knoll (USA, 1917–2019)

Architect, furniture designer, interior designer, entrepreneur — Florence Knoll had a subtle but profound influence on the course of mid-century American modernism. Dedicated to functionality and organization, and never flamboyant, Knoll shaped the ethos of the post-war business world with her polished, efficient design and skillfully realized office plans.

Knoll had perhaps the most thorough design education of any of her peers. Florence Schust was orphaned at age 12, and her guardian sent her to Kingswood, a girl’s boarding school that is part of the Cranbrook Educational Community in suburban Detroit. Her interest in design brought her to the attention of Eliel Saarinen, the Finnish architect and head of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Saarinen and his wife took the talented child under their wing, and she became close to their son, the future architect Eero Saarinen. While a student at the academy, Florence befriended artist-designer Harry Bertoia and Charles and Ray Eames. Later, she studied under three of the Bauhaus masters who emigrated to the United States. She worked as an apprentice in the Boston architectural offices of Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe taught her at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

In 1941, she met Hans Knoll, whose eponymous furniture company was just getting off the ground. They married in 1946, and her design sense and his business skills soon made Knoll Inc. a leading firm in its field. Florence signed up the younger Saarinen as a designer, and would develop pieces by Bertoia, Mies and the artist Isamu Noguchi. Her main work came as head of the Knoll Planning Group, designing custom office interiors for clients such as IBM and CBS. The furniture Florence created for these spaces reflects her Bauhaus training: the pieces are pure functional design, exactingly built; their only ornament from the materials, such as wood and marble. Her innovations — the oval conference table, for example, conceived as a way to ensure clear sightlines among all seated at a meeting — were always in the service of practicality.

Since her retirement in 1965, Knoll received the National Medal of Arts, among other awards; in 2004 the Philadelphia Museum of Art mounted the exhibition “Florence Knoll: Defining Modern” — well deserved accolades for a strong, successful design and business pioneer. As demonstrated on these pages, the simplicity of Knoll’s furniture is her work’s great virtue: they fit into any interior design scheme.

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Florence Knoll Large Credenza, Ebonized Oak, Polished Arabescato & Gold Base
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in East Greenville, PA
Perfectly proportioned and immaculately detailed, the iconic Florence Knoll low credenza works as well in the dining room as it does in the office. This credenza features four storag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Steel

Florence Knoll Large Credenza, Ebonized Oak, Satin Arabescato & Antique Bronze
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in East Greenville, PA
Perfectly proportioned and immaculately detailed, the iconic Florence Knoll low credenza works as well in the dining room as it does in the office. This credenza features four storag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Steel

Florence Knoll Small Credenza, Ebonized Oak, Satin Arabescato & Antique Bronze
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in East Greenville, PA
Perfectly proportioned and immaculately detailed, the iconic Florence Knoll low credenza works as well in the dining room as it does in the office. This credenza features two storage...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Steel

Florence Knoll Large Credenza, Ebonized Oak, Polished Arabescato & Rose Gold
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in East Greenville, PA
Perfectly proportioned and immaculately detailed, the iconic Florence Knoll low credenza works as well in the dining room as it does in the office. This credenza features four storag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Gold Plate, Steel

Florence Knoll Small Credenza, Ebonized Oak, Polished Arabescato & Gold Base
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in East Greenville, PA
Perfectly proportioned and immaculately detailed, the iconic Florence Knoll low credenza works as well in the dining room as it does in the office. This credenza features two storage...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Steel

Florence Knoll Small Credenza, Ebonized Oak, Satin Carrara & Antique Bronze
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in East Greenville, PA
Perfectly proportioned and immaculately detailed, the iconic Florence Knoll low credenza works as well in the dining room as it does in the office. This credenza features two storage...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Steel

Florence Knoll Credenza
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Houston, TX
Knoll Associates Florence Knoll USA rosewood veneer, marble, chrome-plated steel Measures: 75 W × 18.5 D × 25.5 H in Rosewood has uneven finish. Small veneer loss. Small chips...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Rosewood

Sideboard Wood and Cane Model 116 by Florence Knoll, Germany, 1950s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Sideboard credenza or buffet in teak wood and cane rattan doors, leather handle, model 116 by Florence Knoll for Knoll International Germany. Original Knoll stamp on back. Famous des...
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1950s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Early Knoll Walnut 2-Door Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Diminutive credenza from the early 1950s. Walnut top is new veneer replacing worn Formica. Leather pulls a signature Florence Knoll design mark. Two sliding doors open to reveal two ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Walnut

Florence Knoll Model 116 Walnut & Seagrass Credenza, USA, 1948
By Florence Knoll
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Florence Knoll Model 116 walnut & seagrass credenza, USA, 1948. Fabulous Florence Knoll Model 116 Seagrass & Walnut Credenza for Knoll International, USA circa 1948, a scarce and ...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Walnut

Vintage Mid Century Florence Knoll Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
Florence Knoll Trained as an architect, Florence Knoll`s own pieces for Knoll are simple, architectural designs that stand the test of time. Her lounge seating, sofas, tables, and...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Chrome

Florence Knoll for Knoll Walnut Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
A Classic and iconic Mid-Century Modern credenza designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll c. 1950s. A walnut case with polished chrome legs and leather pulls. The interior consists o...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Chrome

Florence Knoll Marble & Rosewood Credenza, Circa 1950s
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Florence Knoll marble & rosewood credenza, USA, 1950s Magnificent Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll rosewood and marble credenza for Knoll International, USA circa 1950s, original...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble

Florence Knoll Marble & Rosewood Credenza, Circa 1950s
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Florence Knoll marble & rosewood credenza USA 1950s Magnificent Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll rosewood and marble credenza for Knoll International, USA circa 1950s, original m...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble

Florence Knoll Two Bay Rosewood Credenza with Calacatta Marble Top
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
This is an early version Florence Knoll credenza, 1960s from an important collector. Small keyhole to slide key in and lock. We do not have the key. Marble is beautiful. Graining is ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Metal

Florence Knoll Credenza in Mahogany with Marble Top and Satin Legs
By Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Four-door credenza by Florence Knoll with the original Carrara marble top. Credenza is in very good original condition with the original keys and sits on a satin chrome base. Each in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Carrara Marble

Wall Hanging Rosewood Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in San Francisco, CA
A floating side board designed by Florence Knoll, for Knoll furniture, extremely limited production between the years of 1968-1974. In impeccable condition. Features two sliding pane...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Rosewood

Florence Knoll for Knoll Walnut and Grasscloth Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
A Mid-Century Modern buffet or credenza designed by Florence Knoll and made by Knoll. A walnut case with sliding grass cloth covered doors, leather pulls, and wooden legs. Ample shel...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Leather, Grasscloth, Walnut

1950s Florence Knoll Cabinet in Walnut with Maple Interior Model No. 541
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Early Florence Knoll model 541 credenza with walnut cabinetry and maple interior. All original specs and in exceptional condition. This is considered by many collectors to be the bes...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Maple, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Calacatta Marble-Top Rosewood Credenza, 1960s
By Florence Knoll
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a ravishing, calacatta marble topped, rosewood credenza, with ten drawers, by Florence Knoll, circa 1960s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions ar...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble

Knoll Marble Top Credenza in Walnut and Calacatta Designed by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Authentic Florence knoll credenza with marble top. Includes original Knoll branded key to lock the doors. All 4 adjustable levelers are intact. Very good original condition.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble

Rosewood Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Florence Knoll rosewood credenza with chrome base and stone top.
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1970s Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Rosewood

Rosewood Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
A rosewood credenza with chrome base and marble top. Designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll.
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1970s Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Rosewood

Marble-Top Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Simplicity in design. A stunning credenza designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll, featuring a marble top and tons of storage. Retains all six square metal leveling glides and pen drawe...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Steel

Florence Knoll Credenza in Teak and Marble
By Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful five-drawer credenza designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll Internation, 1960s. The credenza is in very good original condition constructed of teak with the original marble top.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Carrara Marble

Rare and Fine Florence Knoll Cabinet, circa 1940s
By Florence Knoll
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A rare Florence Knoll cabinet produced by Knoll circa 1947-1949, model #122. Birch with "pandanus" sliding doors, walnut finished base, original saddle leather pulls. Three oak shelv...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Birch

Florence Knoll Mid Century White Marble-Top Sideboard Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in La Grange, IL
Florence Knoll Mid Century white marble-top sideboard credenza Credenza measures: 75 wide x 18 deep x 25.5 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage c...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Burl

Fabulous Florence Knoll Black Oak Credenza Cabinet in White Carrera Marble 1960s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in National City, CA
Modern elegance Florence Knoll credenza cabinet sideboard with white Carrara marble in black oak circa 1960s by Knoll. Stamped with Knoll label in the upper drawer. Ebonized oak wi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Wood

Florence Knoll Large Sideboard in Teak and Marble
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Florence Knoll for Knoll International, sideboard, teak, marble and metal, United States, 1961.  Iconic credenza with chromed base and marble top designed by Florence Knoll for Knol...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Metal

Sideboard with Cane Doors by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Boston, MA
This sideboard exemplifies Florence Knoll's classic clean-lined aesthetic. The black laminate case sits on a steel base and features handsome cane sliding doors with leather pulls. I...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Steel

Florence Knoll Cabinet with Black Marble Top
By Florence Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Cabinet designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll. Black marble top with ebony stained cabinet on chrome legs. Locking doors include original Knoll keys.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble

Vintage Florence Knoll Double Chest of Drawers
By Florence Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Elevated by a brass metal base, this double chest of drawers by iconic designer Florence Knoll for Knoll International epitomizes midcentury furniture design. Guided by functionality...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Brass

Florence Knoll Marble-Top Rosewood Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in San Francisco, CA
Florence Knoll rosewood and marble two door credenza on a matte brush steel base. Rare smaller size with a finished back side, no key.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Carrara Marble

Oak Credenza with Marble Top by Florence Knoll for Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Boston, MA
Designed by Florence Knoll in 1961, this handsome credenza comprises a light oak case on a chrome base with a marble top in "white extra." Four doors with inset handles conceal adju...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Chrome

Restored Rosewood Credenza with Calacatta Marble Top by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous five-drawer rosewood credenza with chrome base and original calacatta marble top, designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International. The cabinet has been refinished and in ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble

Classic Modernist Florence Knoll Walnut and Oak Credenza, Early Knoll Label
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Buffalo, NY
Classic modernist Florence Knoll walnut and oak Credenza with leather pulls retains early Knoll label, Florence Knoll's simple. Elegant, understated design, 4 sliding doors in oakwoo...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Leather, Oak, Walnut

Florence Knoll Rosewood Credenza, Original Calacatta Marble Top
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Kansas City, MO
Beautiful Brazilian rosewood credenza / sideboard / storage / media cabinet on chromed steel base. Completely original and in very good condition, ready to use. The Calacatta marble ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Knoll Credenza with Rojo Marble Top
By Florence Knoll
Located in Pasadena, TX
Mid-Century Modern Knoll credenza with Rojo marble top Two hinged doors with magnetic catches Two cabinets, each cabinet has 2 removable, adjustable shelf Metal legs and t...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble

Early Florence Knoll Credenza / Cabinet in Mahogany, Birch, and Grasscloth
By Florence Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Uncommon and early Florence Knoll Credenza (1947) featuring a birch cabinet, stained mahogany base, and grasscloth-wrapped doors, which slide open to reveal three wooden shelves to t...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Grasscloth, Glass, Birch, Mahogany, Leather

Stylish Modern Sliding Door Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique Mid-Century cabinet features spacious sliding door storage and sleek modern design. Iconic design by Florence Knoll, this spacious console cabinet is ideal for use as a t...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage low credenza or sideboard in rosewood by Florence Knoll, circa 1960s. This piece features the original white laminate top designed for easy maintenance. Includes open cabinet...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Laminate, Rosewood

Florence Knoll Black and White Lacquered Credenza
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
A modern take on the Classic, presented is an eye-catching black and white lacquered sideboard/credenza designed by architect and designer Florence Knoll and manufactured by Knoll as...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Wood, Leather

Magnificent Rosewood Sideboard by Florence Knoll for Knoll 1950s Black Leather
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Magnificent large rosewood sideboard by Florence Knoll for Knoll International in the 1950s. The sideboard has 4 sliding doors with black leather grips. Wonderful rosewood grain that...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Leather, Rosewood

Design Credenza / Sideboard by Florence Knoll for De Coene Leather Rosewood 1960
By Florence Knoll, De Coene
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Vintage design credenza or sideboard in rosewood with leather grips designed by Florence Knoll for De Coene Belgium in the 1960s. Wonderful clean Minimalist modernist design in rosew...
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Chrome

Pair of Florence Knoll Walnut Wall Mounted Credenzas or Cabinets
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Highland, IN
These two beautiful hanging cabinets were designed by Florence Knoll and have her refined, subtle grace. They each have two doors concealing open spaces and adjustable glass shelving...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Steel

Set of Two Rare Palisander Hanging Sideboard by Florence Knoll, 1950s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Echt, NL
Two very rare Knoll International hanging credenzas in very good condition. Designed by Florence Knoll Beautiful Palisander wood These hanging sideboards were specially made by Kn...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Palisander

Wall-Mounted Rosewood Cabinets by Florence Knoll, Excellent Condition, Pair
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Kansas City, MO
Two rosewood wall mount storage cabinets or credenzas designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll. Early production in Brazilian rosewood with white lacquered doors, interiors and shelves. ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Leather, Rosewood, Wood

Florence Knoll Marble-Top Walnut Credenza
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Walnut and Italian marble by Florence Knoll. This piece has been restored complete with new Italian marble. Includes up to 2 adjustable shelves per compartment.   
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1960s American Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Chrome

Exclusive Credenza with Refrigerator and Marble Top, by Florence Knoll, 1961
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Schagen, NL
When Florence Knoll transformed the traditional private office configuration by replacing the executive desk with a table, she needed to provide an alternative to the lost storage sp...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Steel

Exclusive Credenza with Marble Top by Florence Knoll, 1961
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Schagen, NL
When Florence Knoll transformed the traditional private office configuration by replacing the executive desk with a table, she needed to provide an alternative to the lost storage sp...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Steel

Florence Knoll Rosewood Marble-Top Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in Toledo, OH
A great credenza by Florence Knoll. It features matched grain Brazilian rosewood which sits on a chrome base. The marble-top has rich veining and no stains. The interior has four sto...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Rosewood