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Frits Henningsen Tables

Danish, 1889-1965

Danish cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen never compromised on quality. His furniture is known for its impeccable craftsmanship, and unlike many designers of his day, Henningsen — a dogged perfectionist — rarely permitted any of his pieces to be built outside of his own workshop. Each of his elegant low-profile tables, chairs and sofas feature the clean lines and graceful curves typically associated with vintage mid-century modern and Scandinavian modern furniture.

Henningsen was born in 1889 and apprenticed as a cabinetmaker in the early 1900s. He was mentored by the well-known and respected cabinetmaker I.P. Mørck and completed his apprenticeship at the age of 22.

Henningsen also studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where one of his teachers was legendary furniture designer Kaare Klint, who is frequently called the father of Danish modernism. Henningsen saw Klint as a friendly rival, which motivated him to refine his craftsmanship and technique.

Henningsen traveled throughout Germany, France, and Great Britain to gather knowledge, experience and inspiration. He returned to Copenhagen in 1915 and set up a furniture store and workshop to create and sell his own designs. He also developed relationships with Rud Rasmussen and Carl Hansen & Søn, the only furniture manufacturers he trusted to produce his designs.

Bucking the angular and geometric furniture trends of the time, Henningsen embraced fluid and organic forms. Much of his inspiration came from the Rococo, French Empire and British 17th-century styles he encountered on his travels. The 1930 Heritage chair is a prime example of these influences. It features soft, curving lines and has a sophisticated appeal.

Another piece that showcases Henningsen’s style and craftsmanship is the 1952 Signature chair. A striking work that features an inviting curved seat atop sinuous carved wood legs, the Signature chair was his last design.

The straightforward and timeless style of Henningsen furniture continues to enjoy popularity today. In fact, in 2015, Carl Hansen & Son reissued the iconic Signature chair.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Frits Henningsen seating, side tables and cabinets on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Frits Henningsen
Frits Henningsen Mahogany Desk, c1940s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in London, GB
Frits Henningsen - Writing Desk, c1940s Rarely seen design from the master cabinetmaker of the early Danish Modern period: Frits Henningsen. Henningsen produced all of his designs a...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Rosewood Coffee Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome and exquisitely constructed 4-drawer Cuban rosewood coffee table with traditional brass drawer pulls and sabots. Lovely carved edge and deep rosewood grain.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Rosewood

Danish Design Low Table in Mahogany and Tiles by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Low table in mahogany by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark, 1940s. Great original condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Mahogany

Midcentury Desk in Rosewood Designed by Frits Heningsen, 1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Freestanding desk in rosewood with three drawers, designed and made by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark, great original condition.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Brass

Santos Rosewood 3 Drawer Desk/Writing Table by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This is a classic piece of early Scandinavian design, made from Santos Rosewood it's on the edge of the change between antique and mid-century and fits beautifully with both camps. T...
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Tables

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Hardwood

Coffee table with black/white inlaid tiles, turquoise details and brass feet.
By Frits Henningsen
Located in DK
This so-called Chinese mahogany coffee table was executed by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen ca. in the 1930s. The table top is decorated with unique tiles depicting a Chinese Fenghuan...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Brass

Frits Henningsen Cabinetmaker Copenhagen, Fine Large Desk 1940s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Handewitt, DE
Fine large desk by the famous danish cabinetmaker and designer Frits Henningsen 1940s. With 3 ddrawers to front. Brass handles. Finest collected mah. wood. Original untouched condit...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Brass

Dining table in solid mahogany by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Small dining table in solid mahogany by Frits Henningsen
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Tables

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Danish Mahogany Round Side Table, c. 1940's
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A handsome Danish mid-century round side table, designed by furniture maker and designer Frits Henningsen (1889–1965), c. 1940's. Both the proprietor of a furniture-making workshop w...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Mahogany

Hall Set by the Danish Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen 1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Handewitt, DE
Hall set / entrance set by the Danish cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen early 1950s. Made in oak, table top with black linoleum. All in original condition. Numbered. Very fine quality. P...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Tables

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Oak

Chinese inspired mahogany coffee table with tiles in white, green, blue nuances
By Frits Henningsen
Located in DK
This Chinese inspired mahogany coffee table was executed by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) in the 1930s. The table top is decorated with unique tiles depicting Chinese Fen...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Ceramic, Mahogany

Fine Sofa Table by Frits Henningsen 1940s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Handewitt, DE
Fine sofa table with 4 drawers (2 each side) and brass shoes and handles. Produced by the famous danish cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen, Copenhagen Denmark. Made in finest wood and qua...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Wood

Chinese inspired mahogany coffee table with tiles in red, white and blue nuances
By Frits Henningsen
Located in DK
This so-called Chinese mahogany coffee table was executed by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen ca. in the 1930s. On top it has inlaid unique tiles depicting a fruit basket with decorati...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Ceramic, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Mahogany Coffee Table Top Inlaid with Jens Thirslund Tiles 1930
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Vejle Øst, DK
Mahogany coffee table with profiled edges. Top inlaid with Jens Thirslund tiles decorated with turquoise/black double glaze from Kähler. H. 52. L. 73. W. 57.
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1930s Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Mahogany Desk
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Kastrup, DK
Frits Henningsen, Danish furniture designer and cabinet maker (1889-1965). Elegant solid mahogany writing table. Rectangular top with with molded edge above drawers, raised on elegan...
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Tables

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Brass

Mahogany Side Table by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Circular table with rimmed and raised panel made of solid mahogany, with center column and four-star base.
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1940s Danish Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Mahogany

Midcentury Danish Low Table, Solid Mahogany by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Elegant low table in mahogany by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark, circa 1945. Great original condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Mahogany

Midcentury Danish Side Table, Solid Mahogany by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Elegant side table in mahogany by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark, circa 1945. Great original condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Mahogany

1960s Rosewood Frits Henningsen Danish Coffee Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful classic 1960s Danish rosewood coffee table with 4 drawers and aged brass pulls.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Brass

Frits Henningsen Danish Dining Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Danish Modern Mahogany dining table, designed by Frits Henningsen, Denmark, circa 1930s. This dining table is currently being refinished and the leaves will be re-veneered, as their veneer was missing when we purchased the set. It expands from a compact 43" circle to an impressive 108.5" oval with all three of it's leaves installed. We also have the matching dining chairs from the same estate currently listed on 1stdibs. Please see last photos. This listing and pricing is for the dining table only.
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Metal

Frits Henningsen Pedestal Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Cuban mahogany pedestal table.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Frits Henningsen Tables

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Danish Mid-Century Rosewood Coffee Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A gorgeous Danish mid-century coffee table designed by Frits Henningsen. A minimalist rectangular form with brass bale handles and brass foot caps blends Scandinavian modern style wi...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Frits Henningsen Tables

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Brass

Frits Henningsen Danish Modern Dining Chairs, circa 1930s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Danish Modern mahogany dining chairs by Frits Henningsen, Denmark, circa 1930s. They have probably been refinished and reupholstered at some point. Beautiful caramel color leather se...
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Leather, Wood, Mahogany

Occasional Table Designed by Frits Henningsen, Denmark, 1940’s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Occasional table designed by Frits Henningsen, Denmark, 1940’s. Rosewood with brass handles. Dimensions: H: 53 cm / 1’ 9 3/4” L: 130 cm / 4’ 3 1/4” W: 64 cm / 2' 2/3” Henningsen b...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Frits Henningsen Tables

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Brass

1930s Danish Rosewood and Tile Dining Table by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rosewood dining table with a tiled top, tapered legs, and 2 (17.75") self stored leaves.
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Rosewood

Frits Henningsen Pedestal Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Pedestal Table
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Mahogany

Occasional Table Attributed to Frits Henningsen, Denmark 1940s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Occasional table attributed to Frits Henningsen, Denmark 1940s. Solid hand carved oak. Measurements: L: 140 cm / 4' 7...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Oak

Midcentury Danish Low Table, Solid Mahogany by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Elegant low table in mahogany by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark, circa 1945. Great original condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Danish Mahogany Writing Desk
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A rare and highly sought after three-drawer model of Frits Henningsen's elegant executive desk. Famous for his perfectionist mentality, early-mid Danish 20th century architect and fu...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Tables

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Pedestal Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen pedestal table with brass feet.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Frits Henningsen Tables

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Brass

Fritz Henningsen Coffee Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rosewood coffee table with two drawers by Fritz Henningsen.
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Late 20th Century Danish Frits Henningsen Tables

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Rosewood

Frits Henningsen tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Frits Henningsen tables are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Frits Henningsen tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original tables by Frits Henningsen were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in scandinavia during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider tables by Ib Kofod-Larsen, France & Daverkosen, and Dyrlund. Prices for Frits Henningsen tables can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,800 and can go as high as $16,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $4,500.

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