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Florence Knoll Credenzas

American, 1917-2019
American, 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 postwar 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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Creator: Florence Knoll
Florence Knoll Credenza, Blonde Oak Case, White Marble Top, Original, Signed
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Kansas City, MO
Florence Knoll credenza in oak with Carrara marble top and chromed steel frame. This is one of the best examples of this design to come through our hands in 25 years in business. The...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Carrara Marble, Chrome

Florence Knoll Four Door Rosewood Credenza Carrara Marble Top
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Chicago, IL
Florence Knoll Four Door Rosewood Credenza Carrara Marble Top, features 4 adjustable shelves chrome plated square tubular base adustable levelers.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble

Florence Knoll Rosewood and Calacutta Marble Credenza or Sideboard, 1960s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Florence Knoll's iconic sideboard/credenza in rosewood with calacutta marble top. The sideboard features 4 bays with internal shelving in each bay. Key not available. In beautiful co...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Steel

Refinished Walnut Florence Knoll Credenza for Knoll Studio, Signed
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sleekly designed credenza by Florence Knoll for Knoll Studio signed with Knoll Studio and Florence Knoll's signature on one leg. This newly restored sideboard credenza is fabricated ...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Metal

Florence Knoll Two Bay Rosewood Credenza with Calacatta Marble Top
By Florence Knoll, 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

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

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

Florence Knoll Credenza
By Florence Knoll, 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

Early Florence Knoll Walnut Credenza with Cane Sliding Door
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Florence Knoll for Knoll International, sideboard, walnut, seagrass, cane, steel and leather, United States, 1948. An early office-residential crossover piece. The wooden sideboar...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Steel

Florence Knoll, Sideboard, 1968 Seagrass Doors & Ash Wood, Knoll International
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Munster, NRW
Sideboard (Mod°123) from 1968, designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll International - this version was produced in 1968 by Knoll International in Stuttgart. The sliding doors are wove...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Ash, Seagrass

Florence Knoll Two Bay White Marble and Teak Credenza
By Florence Knoll
Located in Sharon, CT
Designed by Florence Knoll, manufactured by Knoll Associates. White marble top, with hole on left corner for locking mechanism. Locking mechanism works with a screwdriver. Rectangula...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Teak

1950s Florence Knoll Seagrass Sideboard Credenza Mod. 116 Knoll International
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful and super rare vintage Florence Knoll Mod. 116 seagrass sideboard, made by Knoll International, made in Germany about 1949 in Teak wood and seagrass sliding doors - a very ...
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1940s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Wood

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

Florence Knoll Maple Credenza with Leather Pulls and Oak Drawers Early 1950s
By Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Early and rare credenza in maple by Florence Knoll for Knoll International. This classic modern icon is absolutely amazing and was constructed with a beautiful maple, oak drawers, na...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Steel

Florence Knoll Rosewood & Marble Credenza / Welton Becket & Associates Office
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Florence Knoll rosewood & marble credenza, circa 1960. Provenance: Architect Welton Becket & Associates Office. This piece is in very good original condition. Retains a Welton Becket...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble

Florence Knoll Marble & Teak Credenza, USA, 1970s
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Florence Knoll marble & teak Credenza USA 1970s Magnificent Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Teak & Marble Credenza for Knoll International, USA circa 1970s, original marble topp...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble

Rare Sideboard No.119 by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Munich, DE
In my opinion the nicest sideboard of Florence Knoll. wonderful clear lines and a elegant touch. does have a real back and can be used as room divider.
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1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Teak

Florence Knoll for Knoll International Sideboard in Teak
By Florence Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Florence Knoll, sideboard, teak, steel, walnut, United States, 1961 This minimalistic sideboard was made with the aim of creating office furniture that would meet the special needs...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Steel

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

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 and seldom seen wood legs.. Retains early Knoll label, Florence Knoll's simple. Elegant, understated desig...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Leather, Oak, Walnut

Florence Knoll Rosewood & Steel Credenza with Carrara Marble Top
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Florence Knoll Rosewood & Steel Credenza with Carrara Marble Top.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Steel

Florence Knoll 4 Door Credenza
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Florence Knoll for Knoll 4 Door Walnut Credenza. Leather Strap Handles with a blond oak interior. Exterior recently refinished! Looks great! Sliding doors reveal a floating file, adj...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll for Knoll with Black Marble Top Credenza
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A sleek modern classic cabinet designed by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll. It features a dark mahogany case, stainless steel legs and a black marble top.
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Stainless 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

Florence Knoll Black and White Lacquered Credenza
By Florence Knoll, 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

Exclusive Credenza with Marble Top by Florence Knoll, 1961
By Florence Knoll, 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

Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Green Verde Marble Top Credenza or Cabinet
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A sleek modern classic cabinet designed by Florence Knoll and produced by Knoll. It features a dark mahogany case, stainless steel legs and a rare green marble top. This has a drawer...
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Credenza with Cane Doors and Black Laminate Case by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Dorchester, 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

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

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

Rare 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

Design Credenza / Sideboard by Florence Knoll for De Coene Leather Rosewood 1960
By De Coene, Florence Knoll
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

Oak Credenza with Marble Top by Florence Knoll for Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Dorchester, 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

Stylish Modern Sliding Door Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll, 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

Early Florence Knoll Credenza, Rosewood, Marble, Chrome, Signed
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Kansas City, MO
Exceptional Brazilian rosewood Florence Knoll small credenza / storage cabinet with Carrara marble top and chromed steel frame. The figuring in the book matched rosewood is among the...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Chrome

Pair of Florence Knoll Credenzas
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Houston, TX
Florence Knoll Pair of credenzas Knoll Associates USA, 1961 design date Oak veneer, marble, chrome-plated steel, aluminum. One cabinet has adjustable shelving. The tops of ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Steel

Florence Knoll Sideboards with Brushed Steel Doors
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Florence Knoll for Knoll International, two sideboards, oak, brushed steel, United States, design 1960s Two modest sized credenzas with a chrome base designed by Florence Knoll fo...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Steel

Pair of Walnut Chests by Florence Knoll for Knoll
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
A matching pair of early walnut dressers on brushed nickel frames designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll. Each cabinet has six drawers with removable dividers. When placed together you...
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1950s Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Walnut

Florence Knoll Rosewood & Marble Credenza circa 1960
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Florence Knoll Rosewood & Marble Credenza. Circa 1960. Highly figured rosewood grain.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Marble, Steel, Chrome

Midcentury Florence Knoll Credenza
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this beautiful and sophisticated Florence Knoll Credenza in Walnut. Featuring two file cabinets, two drawers and two shelves n a chrome base. Sleek and read...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Chrome

Florence Knoll Marble-Top Walnut Credenza
By Florence Knoll, 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

Mid-Century Modern Florence Knoll Walnut Credenza
By Florence Knoll, Knoll
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
As part of the furniture of the first holding company in Mexico, Valores Industriales SA de CV (VISA) founded in 1936 to later become Fomento Economico Mexicano (FEMSA) in 1988, a co...
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1960s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Vintage Florence Knoll Credenzas

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Metal

Florence Knoll credenzas for sale on 1stDibs

Florence Knoll credenzas are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Florence Knoll credenza collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 35 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Florence Knoll's original credenzas were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider credenzas by Milo Baughman, Knoll and Paul McCobb. Prices for Florence Knoll credenzas can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $2,000 and tops out at $22,000, while pieces like these can sell for $7,425.

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