Skip to main content

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.

Find vintage Kroehler Manufacturing Co. furniture on 1stDibs.

1
40
to
10
39
1
40
40
40
35
2
1
40
28
10
4
13
8
1
33
21
15
11
7
33
33
1
1
1
26
5,730
3,961
2,490
2,234
Creator: Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Mid-Century Brasilia Style Walnut Dining Chairs- Set of Four
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Trenton, NJ
Step into retro style with this set of four Mid-Century Walnut Dining Chairs from Kroehler Furniture, crafted in the style of the iconic Broyhill Brasilia collection. Each chair is a...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Wood

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...
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Mid-Century Slope 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).   
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Fabric

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
Category

1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Fabric

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.
Category

1950s American Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Mahogany

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...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Birch

Mid-Century Kroehler China Cabinet
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Raleigh, NC
Gorgeous mid-century walnut China cabinet or bar cabinet by Kroehler. Beautiful rosewood accents on the drawer pulls and inlays. A great item for multiple purposes. Bookshelf, media,...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Glass, Rosewood, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Walnut Bachelor Chests - Set of 2
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Clarksboro, NJ
This listing is for a pair of Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Walnut Bachelor Chests. Featuring a straight line design, three drawers for storage, modern l...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Reupholstered Kroehler "Avant" High Back Tufted Lounge Chair
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Embrace both the fashion and function of genuine mid-century modernism with this excellent tufted lounge chair by Kroehler Manufacturing Co. of Naperville, Illinois. Balancing robust...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Hardwood, Walnut

Cute Low Lounge Chair by Kroehler Mid Century Modern
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Fraser, MI
Please feel free to reach out for efficient shipping to your location. Small mid century modern lounge chair by Kroehler. Pumpkin orange original fabric.
Category

1960s Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Fabric

Adrian Pearsall Style Kroehler Walnut and Grey Reupholstered Fabric Accent Chair
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
An Adrian Pearsall style Kroehler accent chair. A beautiful accent piece with a super cozy reupholstered grey fabric, removable seat cushion, and a curved walnut wood base frame. Bot...
Category

20th Century Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Fabric

George Nelson Style Kroehler Signature Series Mid Century Nightstands - Pair
By Kroehler Mfg. Co., George Nelson
Located in Countryside, IL
George Nelson Style Kroehler Signature Series Mid Century Nightstands - Pair Each nightstand measures: 20 wide x 16 deep x 24.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in w...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Mid Century Modern Barrel Back Club Chairs by Kroehler Newly Upholstered - Pair
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid Century Modern Kroehler Barrel Back Club Chairs Newly Upholstered in a High End Italian "Cooled Silver" Mohair - Pair Vintage Mid Century Modern pair of newly upholstered in a b...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Mohair, Upholstery

Mid Century Modern China Cabinet with Sliding Glass Doors
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Freehold, NJ
This mid century modern china cabinet by Kroehler features hardwood construction, one piece design, walnut veneer with original finish, five d...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Walnut

1970’s Modern Coffee Table Kroehler Rectangle Top Bentwood Curved Double U Base
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Topeka, KS
Gorgeous vintage Modern coffee table by Kroehler comprised of a walnut toned rectangle top and bentwood curved double U-shaped base. This piece is identified by markings & stamps on ...
Category

1970s American Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Wood, Bentwood

Danish Mid Century Modern Rosewood Music Cabinet by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Dimensions: Height: 29 in Width: 54 1/2 in Depth: 17 in This Kreoler Danish Mid Century Modern rosewood music cabinet is truly incredible! This piece is absolutely stunning! If...
Category

Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Wood, Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Upholstered Walnut Slipper Chair By Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sleek, mid-century modern, walnut frame, slipper chair by Kroehler is newly upholstered in sumptuous taupe chenille. With it's tucked sides and tapered legs, it's the perfect midcent...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Chenille, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Slipper Chairs by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mid-century modern walnut slipper chairs designed by Kroehler in the United States, circa 1960s. These chairs are not just a pair of chairs, but a statement piece that exudes eleganc...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Gilbert Rohde Petite Cabinet Model 4020 ( Bar Cabinet )
By Kroehler Mfg. Co., Gilbert Rohde
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare cabinet by Gilbert Rohde on the petite side for scale. Model 4020 for Kroehler. All the pieces from this collection were designed with space saving in a room in mind. The sh...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Birdseye Maple

Kroehler Avant Mid Century Walnut Sofa
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Kroehler Avant Mid Century Walnut Sofa This sofa measures: 87 wide x 30 deep x 29 inches high, with a seat height of 15.5 and arm height of 20 inches All pieces of furniture can be...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Kroehler Signature Midcentury Walnut and Rosewood Lowboy Dresser
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Kroehler Signature midcentury Walnut and Rosewood Lowboy Dresser This lowboy measures: 70 wide x 19 deep x 31 inches high All pieces of furniture...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Kroehler Walnut and Brass Midcentury Lowboy Dresser with Mirror
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Kroehler Walnut and brass midcentury lowboy dresser with mirror This dresser measures: 70 wide x 18 deep x 31 inches high All pieces of furniture...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Brass

Vintage Mid Century Modern Walnut Lounge Armchair by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Chino Hills, CA
Overall great condition. Received new face-lift with a wood touch up with very minor wear. 30.5w x 30.5d x 38.5t, Arm height: 19.5"h, seat height: 17.5"h, Seat dimensions: 22w x 20d....
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Hollywood Regency Velvet Slipper Chair by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury, Hollywood regency, slipper chair by Kroehler upholstered in textured, cream velvet with lacquered rosewood legs.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Velvet, Rosewood

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...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Metal

MCM Walnut Rolling Sideboard Bar Cart by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description be sure to click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this listing. Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a vintage MCM walnut rolling...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern 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, lig...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern 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...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Rosewood

Set of 6 Vintage MCM Dining Chairs by Kroehler
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Offering one of our recent palm beach estate fine furniture acquisitions of a Set of 6 vintage MCM dining chairs by Kroehler Approximate...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Walnut

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 Th...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Metal

Kroehler Adrian Pearsall Style Mid Century Lounge Chair
By Kroehler Mfg. Co., Adrian Pearsall
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 ...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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 h...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery

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 cle...
Category

1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Wood

Valentine Seaver for Kroehler Mid Century Black Vinyl Slipper Lounge Chair
By Kroehler Mfg. Co., Valentine Seaver
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 hei...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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 pers...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Brass

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.
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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 sculptura...
Category

1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, 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...
Category

1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Storage Headboard by Kroehler Furniture (king or full)
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Trenton, NJ
Transform your bedroom with this vintage modern Kroehler storage headboard, a versatile piece that encapsulates the essence of mid-century design. At 80 inches wide, it's crafted with the flexibility to accommodate both full and king-size beds. This headboard, featuring sliding doors and ample storage space, marries functionality with timeless style. Kroehler, a name synonymous with mid-century quality, brings you a piece that reflects the durability and design excellence of vintage furniture. Opting for this headboard not only enhances your space with a retro touch but also aligns with eco-friendly living. Vintage furniture reduces environmental impact, supports sustainable choices, and often retains or appreciates in value over time. Whether you're a mid-century aficionado or simply seeking to add a unique element to your bedroom, this storage headboard offers a perfect blend of practicality and style. It's more than a piece of furniture; it's a sustainable investment in quality design. Invest in this vintage Kroehler...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Wood

Kroehler Mfg. Co. furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Kroehler Mfg. Co. furniture 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 Kroehler Mfg. Co. furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Kroehler Mfg. Co. were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Young Manufacturing Company, Jack Cartwright, and Kittinger Furniture Company . Prices for Kroehler Mfg. Co. furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $595 and can go as high as $10,950, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $2,425.
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.

Recently Viewed

View All