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Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Before growing into one of the largest furniture brands in the United States in the mid-20th century, the Kroehler Manufacturing Co. had humble beginnings. It was founded in 1902, when Peter E. Kroehler, a Chicago-based businessman who grew up on a farm in Minnesota, bought a small furniture manufacturer called Naperville Lounge Co., a maker of wooden lounge chairs and upholstered furniture, founded in 1893. He had first worked there as a clerk before rising to partner and then president and finally owner. Under Kroehler’s leadership, a new factory was built in Naperville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 1913, and soon after the company was renamed.

Kroehler Manufacturing Co. became a fixture of the American furniture industry, eventually employing around 8,000 people in four plants in Illinois and Ohio, and by the 1940s was bringing in more than $20 million in annual sales. The company was a pioneer in innovative 20th-century furniture, patenting some of its designs, like the Unifold sofa bed with a removable mattress that was developed in 1909 and the sideways foldable Duofold sofa bed. Colorful ads in popular magazines such as Ladies Home Journal propelled these dual-purpose furnishings into customer favorites. Kroehler was also known for its hand-tufted Turkish couches as well as unique shapes for lounge-chair backs, such as batwings and scallops. In addition to seating and sofa beds, the company specialized in furniture for the entire home, from sturdy wooden cabinets to sleek mid-century modern credenzas.

Kroehler’s historic Naperville factory closed in 1978 due to financial struggles and was acquired by a Chicago investment firm that sold the plants as well as the rights to the Kroehler name. Its Naperville factory was converted into apartments in the 1980s, and decades later the company name is still visible on the building.

Kroehler Manufacturing Co. is remembered for its long association with the Chicago area and its quality mid-century modern furniture pieces, which remain coveted collector’s items to this day.

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Creator: Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Kroehler Signature Design Black Swivel Bucket Lounge Chair
By Valentine Seaver, Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Garnerville, NY
Koehler Signature Design black swivel bucket chair. Original black vinyl/naugahyde upholstery. Removable three part seat and back cushion. There is an extra cushion included upon pur...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Steel

Broyhill Brasilia Style Kroehler Brutalist MCM Walnut Armoire Highboy Dresser
By Broyhill Brasilia, Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Broyhill Brasilia style Kroehler Brutalist mid century walnut armoire highboy dresser The dresser measures: 42.75 wide x 18.75 deep x 60 inches high All pieces of furniture can be ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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Walnut

Broyhill Brasilia Style Kroehler Mid Century Walnut King Headboard
By Broyhill Brasilia, Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Broyhill Brasilia style kroehler mid century walnut king headboard The headboard measures: 81.25 wide x 1.75 deep x 39.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Walnut

MCM 1 Piece Kroehler China Hutch Cabinet Glass Shelves Carved Handles
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Topeka, KS
Lovely Mid-Century Modern one-piece Kroehler china cabinet or hutch with adjustable glass shelves, brass plated sculpted handles and hinges, lights, vertical carved door handles with...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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Metal

Pair of Kroehler Avant Lounge Chairs on Original Condition, USA, 1960s
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of Kroehler Avant lounge chairs on original condition, USA 1960s The chairs have vintage upholstery. We are offering also reupholstery in our in house workshop.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Kroehler Clean Modernist Sculptural Form Chairs, Restored
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
This stunning pair by Kroehler Avant Designs. Featuring sleek curved backs, leading to padded arms with a removable seat cushions all rising on sculptural form splayed legs. The legs...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Valentine Seaver for Kroehler Mid Century Black Vinyl Slipper Lounge Chair
By Valentine Seaver, Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Valentine Seaver for Kroehler mid century black vinyl slipper lounge chair This chair is 24.75 wide x 29.5 deep x 30.5 high, and a 15.5 inch seat height All pieces of furniture c...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid Century Post Modern Lounge Chairs by Donghia for Kroehler After Parsons
By Donghia, Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A handsome matching pair of armchairs designed by Donghia for Koehler. These feature their original grey flanel upholstery and ready for use. Manufacture labels
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Fabric

Vintage Modern Kroehler Multi Color Geometric Pattern Tufted Tuxedo Style Sofa
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome vintage Modern Kroehler multi color geometric pattern button tufted tuxedo style sofa. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have sign...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Kroehler Walnut and Brass Mid Century 5 Drawer Highboy Dresser
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Kroehler walnut and brass mid century 5 drawer highboy dresser Dresser measures: 40.75 wide x 19 deep x 46 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 Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Armchair by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage lounge chair with dramatic swooping arms and tapered wood legs. Great comfort and design by Kroehler. (Please confirm item location NY or NJ with dealer).   
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Fabric

American-Made Sofa with Glass End Tables by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A 1978 design with Postmodern stylings from midwestern manufacturer Kroehler, this sofa has an upholstered frame with rounded edges in navy blue cotton canvas. The platform sits on f...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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Oak, Cotton, Glass

Kroehler Adrian Pearsall Style Mid Century Lounge Chair
By Adrian Pearsall, Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Kroehler Adrian Pearsall style mid century lounge chair Chair measures: 28 wide x 28 deep x 32 high, with a seat height of 17 inches and arm height of 18.5 inches All pieces of ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern Elongated Sofa on Wheels by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is an elongated midcentury sofa with four seats by Kroehler. Features three caster wheels in front and wood legs in back, which makes for easy moving. Perfect fo...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Bedroom Set by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This beautiful vintage modern bedroom set includes a low dresser, a highboy dresser, and a one drawer nightstand with a compartment underneath. The highboy features three cube shaped...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Metal

1960s Kroehler Mid-Century Modern Walnut Lowboy Dresser with Rosewood Handles
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Kroehler Mid-Century Modern walnut 9 drawer Credenza dresser High quality American Made walnut wood Gentlemen's credenza with Dovetailed drawers with inlaid Rosewood accents and...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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Rosewood

1960s Kroehler Mid-Century Modern Walnut Highboy Dresser with Rosewood Handles
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Kroehler Mid Century Modern Walnut Highboy Dresser High Quality American Made Walnut Wood Gentlemen's Chest with Dovetailed Drawers with inlaid Rosewood accents and Rosewood handles...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Rosewood

Machine Age Art Deco Streamline Gilbert Rohde for Kroehler Cocktail Table
By Gilbert Rohde, Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age Art Deco streamline Gilbert Rohde for Kroehler cocktail occasional end table A nicely restored example of Rohde's Classic Modernist table designs for Kroehler. Reminisce...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Copper

Mid-Century Modern Low Wide Kroehler Lounge Club Chair
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Wilmington, DE
Offered is a vintage Mid-Century Modern lounge chair by Kroehler. This chair dates back to the 1950s, shows obvious age wear and needs to be reupholstered. It is structurally sound. ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Brass

Fabulous Pair of Kroehler, 1950s Swivel Lounge Chairs Mid-Century Modern
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous pair of Kroehler, 1950s swivel chairs. These chairs have recently been re-upholstered with a modern pattered fabric and look great. I personally love the color they are but ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Brass

George Nelson Style Kroehler Signature Line Mid Century Walnut Nightstand
By George Nelson, Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
George Nelson style Kroehler signature line Mid Century walnut rosewood and metal nightstand Nightstand measures: 20 wide x 16 deep x 24.75 high This price includes getting this pie...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Metal

Kroehler Avant Navy Blue Sculptural Lounge Chair
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Esperance, NY
This Kroehler Avant Navy Blue Sculptural Lounge Chair was manufactured in the 60s. The chair has a beautiful sculptural design and walnut legs.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Credenza by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage credenza by Kroehler combines walnut wood with metal drawer pulls and sculpted accents. Mid-Century quality makes this piece a great investment for any space. Please con...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Small Chest Walnut / Rosewood
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A smaller sized three-drawer commode / chest / dresser in a medium colored walnut with inlaid burl details to each side of the piece and having dark rich rosewood bow tie pulls with ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Upholstered "High and Low'" Chairs by Avanti
By Avanti, Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of upholstered and walnut chairs. The pair features two different versions often called "His and Hers". But we call it "High and Low" referring to the high and low back of the ch...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Kroehler Refinished Mid Century Drop Leaf Dining Table
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Kroehler refinished mid century drop leaf dining table This table measures: 72.25 wide x 40 deep x 29.25 inches high, with a chair clearance of 25.5 inches ?All pieces of furni...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Wood

Machine Age Art Deco Gilbert Rohde Signed Smart Set Pair Cabinets for Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co., Gilbert Rohde
Located in Dallas, TX
Machine Age Art Deco Gilbert Rohde Signed smart set pair cabinets for Kroehler Price Reduced Original Kroehler Made enameled brass metal tags inside doors, embossed smart set foil...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Oak, Lacquer

Pair of Adrian Pearsall Style Leisure Collection Lounge Chairs by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Ferndale, MI
Pair of Kroehler armchairs from the leisure collection 1966. Upholstered frames on walnut bases. Chairs are as found originals with original label on one chair. Upholstery is faded a...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Lounge Chair from the "American Leisure" Collection by Kroehler, ca. 1966
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Miami, FL
All original "American Leisure" collection lounge chair with wooden arm accents, made by Kroehler, ca. 1966, USA.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Signed Kroehler Coffee Table, in Mid Century Post Art Deco Style
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
Later Kroehler version of an original Gilbert Rohde design. Classic Rohde curved "U" double-base, also similar to Rohde's Paldeo designs for Herman Miller. Contrasting walnut and c...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Pair of Red Upholstery Barrel Scallop Shape Back Lounge Chairs
By Harvey Probber, Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Pair of striking looking red upholstery lounge chairs by Kroehler.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Birch

Reupholstered Mid-Century Modern McCobb Style Kroehler Slipper Chair
By Paul McCobb, Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Medina, OH
Mid-Century Modern McCobb Style Slipper chair by Kroehler. Freshly reupholstered to make a statement in someone's home! Recently reupholstered in a white plush vegan wool fabric to m...
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1960s American Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Polyester, Wood

Fun Pair of Kroehler Bat Wing Swivel Slipper Chairs, Mid-Century Modern
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Super cool pair of Kroehler bat wing swivel slipper chairs. The chairs are in nice vintage condition and retain their original black faux leather-reupholstery is recommended. We love...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Midcentury Kroehler Upholstered Lounge Chairs
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
Well designed pair of sculptural armchairs by the Kroehler Co. Featuring blue fabric upholstery, solid American wood construction with comfortable deep seats. The sculptural legs rea...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Classic Slipper Chairs by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A pair of elegant slipper chairs by Kroehler. Original upholstery, white laquered legs.
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1950s American Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Midcentury Danish Modern Kroehler Walnut Lounge Chair
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Wilmington, DE
What a find. Offered is a Mid-Century Modern lounge chair with blue upholstery and a walnut base. It is structurally sound, but needs to be reupholstered). It is not signed. See our ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Rosewood & Walnut Desk by Kroehler-Og Condition
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rarely seen desk by Kroehler in Good Vintage condition. Item has not been refinished but shows well and is structurally sound. Areas of light wear have been closely pictured.
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1960s Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Rosewood, Walnut

Kroehler Mfg. Co. furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Kroehler Mfg. Co. furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Kroehler Mfg. Co. collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 39 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Kroehler Mfg. Co. were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in United States during the 20th Century. Many customers also consider furniture by Jack Cartwright, Van Keppel-Green and Hickory Chair Furniture Company if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Kroehler Mfg. Co. furniture may vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. On average, these items start at $495 and top out at $8,036, while pieces like these can sell for $2,445.
Questions About Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Kroehler, which rhymes with tailor, is an American furniture manufacturing company known for its unique style and supreme comfort. It was founded in 1913, and the designs have stood the test of time. You can shop a collection of Kroehler furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Kroehler furniture was first started in 1902, when founder Peter E. Kroehler bought the Naperville Lounge Company. After the factory was destroyed by a tornado in 1913, he built a new factory and named it Kroehler Manufacturing Co. Shop a collection of Kroehler furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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