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Frits Henningsen Furniture

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 Rocco, 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 rereleased 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 Side Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Frits Henningsen mahogany side table. Circular edged top raised on a clustered stem with four down swept legs. Designed and produced in the 1940-1950s by cabinetmaker Frits Henning...
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1940s Danish Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Mahogany

Armchair Upholstered with Blue Velvet and Mahogany Designed by Fritz Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Armchair upholstered with blue velvet and mahogany designed by Fritz Henningsen. The chair is in great vintage condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Velvet, Mahogany

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 Furniture

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Leather, Wood, Mahogany

Midcentury Desk in Solid Mahogany Designed by Frits Heningsen, 1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Freestanding desk in solid mahogany 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 Furniture

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Mahogany

Occasional Table Designed by Frits Henningsen, Denmark, 1940's
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rosewood and brass. Measures: W: 130 cm/ 51 1/4" H: 55 cm/ 21 3/4" D: 64 cm/ 25 1/4".
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1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

Materials

Brass

Pair of 1950s Danish Armchairs by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in London, London
Pair of lounge chairs By Frits Henningsen Newly upholstered in Baluchi Natural fabric by Designers Guild Measure: seat height 42cm. Denmark 1950s.  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Beech

Frits Henningsen Sofa in Mahogany and Pink Fabric
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Frits Henningsen, sofa, mahogany, pink fabric, Denmark, 1930s This classic sofa was designed and produced by master cabinet maker Frits Henningsen around the 1930s. The basic design...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Sofa in Teak and Cognac Leather
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Frits Henningsen, sofa, teak, cognac leather, Denmark, 1930s This classic sofa was designed and produced by master cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen in the 1930s. The design is well-bal...
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Teak, Leather

Frits Henningsen Highback Lounge Chair Denmark, late 1940's
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic Frits Henningsen lounge chair made in Denmark late 1940's to early 1950s. Frits Henningsen's elegant and modern style here is a classic Cotil fabric, go equally well in very ...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Wool, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Three-Seat Sofa in Pastel Upholstery
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Frits Henningsen, three-seat sofa, fabric and oak, Denmark, 1940s. This elegant three-seat sofa is made by master cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen. This refined sofa is a classic pi...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Oak

Pair of Midcentury Lounge Chairs by Frits Henningsen, 1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Pair of Classic midcentury lounge chairs upholstered in fabric standing on solid mahogany legs. Designed by Danish architect Frits Henningsen, circa 1940. Made in Denmark. Great orig...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Mahogany

Set of Four Danish Mid-Century Modern Frits Henningsen Chairs
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Houston, TX
Reupholstery is recommended frames are in nice vintage condition.
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Wood

Occasional Table Attributed to Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Stockholm, SE
Occasional table attributed to Frits Henningsen, solid hand-carved oak.  
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1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Oak

Frits Henningsen Easy Chair Produced by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen in Denmark
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare easy chair designed by Frits Henningsen. Produced by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen in Denmark.
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1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair, Denmark, circa 1950
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Classic Frits Henningsen lounge chair made in Denmark, circa 1950. Frits Henningsen's elegant and modern style go equally well in very modern environments or with something more trad...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Wool, Mahogany

Side Tables by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of mahogany framed side tables with "spider" legs and a leather top. Designed and manufactured by Frits Henningsen. Price shown is for the pair of tables. Denmark, circa 1940s.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Mahogany Writing Desk
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Frits Henningsen, Danish furniture designer and cabinet maker (1889-1965). Solid mahogany writing table. Rectangular top with with molded edge above three cock beaded drawers with ...
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Early 20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Mahogany

Armchair Upholstered with Red Velvet and Mahogany Designed by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Armchair upholstered with red velvet and mahogany designed by Frits Henningsen. The chair is great vintage condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Velvet, Mahogany

1940s Frits Henningsen Mahogany Wingback Armchair, Denmark
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Praha, CZ
- Sturdy and stable - Suitable for new upholstery - Height of seat 41cm.
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Mahogany

Danish Midcentury Sofa by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen, 1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Midcentury sofa upholstered in French velvet. Designed by Danish architect Frits Henningsen. Made in Denmark. Great condition.
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Velvet, Mahogany

1950s Danish Armchair by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in London, London
Lounge armchair By Frits Henningsen Wool fabric Danish 1950s Measures: Seat height 43cm Matching pair available.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Walnut

Classic Sofa by Frits Henningsen, circa 1938
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Hudson, NY
Three-seat sofa with Cuban mahogany frame; classical style with curving arms on six solid mahogany legs. Chosen as one of the 100 Danish masterpieces in the same named book, page 38,...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Classic Frits Henningsen Sofa in Cuban Mahogany Danish Midcentury
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
This elegant and generously sized three-seat sofa was designed and made by the Danish master cabinetmaker, Frits Henningsen in the 1930s and most likely produced between 1937-1942. T...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Armchair, Denmark, Circa 1932
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Frits Henningsen armchair Denmark Circa 1932 Magnificent mid century Frits Henningsen Leather & Mahogany Armchair Denmark circa 1932, the buttoned back chair with two gull like ar...
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1930s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Mahogany, Leather

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 Furniture

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen 1930s Easy Chair in Cuban Mahogany
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Frits Henningsen chair with Cuban mahogany frame. Sides, seat and back upholstered with patinated black leather, back fitted with buttons. Made and designed by Frits Henningsen. L...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

Frits Henningsen Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Settee.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Mahogany Sofa with White Fabric Upholstery
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Madrid, ES
Beautiful box-shaped mahogany sofa designed by Frits Henningsen and produced in the 1940s. Front with rounded sleigh-shaped sides, tapered legs. Reupholstered in white textured fabric.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Hudson, NY
Elegant neo-classical-style sofa in mahogany by Danish designer Frits Henningsen Frits Henningsen (1889–1965) was a Danish furniture designer and cabinet maker who achieved high st...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Mahogany, Wood

1940s Danish Modern Sofa by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in New York, NY
This 1940s Frits Henningsen sofa is newly reupholstered in an ivory-white bouclé from Schumacher. The mahogany frame is refinished in a warm red-brown tone that complements the leath...
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1940s Danish Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Leather, Bouclé, Mahogany

1930s Danish Circular Side Table by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A circular side table in mahogany set upon a tripod base with brass feet by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Brass

Mohair Velvet and Mahogany Wingback Armchair, Frits Heningsen, Denmark, 1940s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Frits Heningsen mahogany and Mohair high-backed wingback armchair, 1940s, Denmark. Henningsen's furniture was handmade and his studio kept to a very traditional, labor-intensive meth...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Mahogany, Mohair

Frits Heningsen Mahogany and Mohair High-Backed Wingback Armchair, 1940, Denmark
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Frits Heningsen mahogany and Mohair high-backed wingback armchair, 1940s, Denmark. Henningsen was both the proprietor of and designer for a furniture-making workshop with a team of m...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Velvet, Mahogany

Unique Pair of Frits Henningsen Lounge Chairs in Original Leather
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Frits Henningsen, lounge chairs, oak, original leather, Denmark, 1950s These two most rare lounge chairs by Danish designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen feature highly elegant,...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Leather, Oak

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair in Patterned Upholstery
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Frits Henningsen, wingback chair, multicolored pastel fabric, stained beech, Denmark 1930s. This modest yet refined armchair is a classic piece from designer Frits Henningsen. The...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Oak

Frits Henningsen Book Cases in Mahogany
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Frits Henningsen book cases in mahogany. With shelves and doors. Keys included. Profilated details. Made in the 1940's.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Mahogany

Set of Eight Windsor Dining Chairs by Frits Henningsen for Carl Hansen
By Frits Henningsen, Carl Hansen & Søn, Børge Mogensen
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of Eight Windsor Dining Chairs by Frits Henningsen for Carl Hansen
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20th Century Danish Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Oak

Frits Henningsen Double Layer Caned Back Transitional Modern Armchair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This armchair was designed and built by master Danish cabinet maker Frits Henningsen. The chair features a double layered cane back, new wool-linen blend upholstery in a flax/pale sa...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Cane, Beech

Frits Henningsen Petite Three-Drawer Mahogany Chest
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Norwalk, CT
A rare Danish diminutive chest of drawers by Frits Henningsen in mahogany, featuring brass bale handles and spade feet. This handsome three-drawer chest is a fine example of Danish t...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Mahogany

Frits Henningsen 1940s Settee
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Hudson, NY
Solid mahogany two-seat sofa designed and made by Frits Henningsen in the 1940s. Two-tone velour upholstery with black upper and silver seat.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Wood

Armchair by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Hudson, NY
A wingback armchair by Danish designer Frits Henningsen, recovered in soft cowhide, extremely comfortable. A pair available. Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) was a Danish furniture d...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Wood

Frits Henningsen Sofa
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Frits Henningsen sofa from 1889-1965. Mahogany sofa made in high quality at own carpentry in 1940-1950. Mahogany refinished with a light French polish. Seat height 45 cm. Newly u...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Armchair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Armchair. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair. Store formerly known as ARTFUL DODGER INC
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen lounge chair. Legs are Mahogany. Refinished and Reupholstered.  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Mahogany

Modern Danish 1950s Sofa with Rosewood Frame by Frits Henningsen
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Frits Henningsen is famous for his Classic sofa designs with flared armrests and wooden frames extending into the tapered legs most of which were produced between 1935 and early 1940...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Wool, Rosewood

Frits Henningsen Mid Century Danish Rosewood Coffee Table
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Countryside, IL
Frits Henningsen mid century Danish rosewood coffee table The table measures: 51 wide x 24.75 deep x 20.75 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restor...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Rosewood

Chest of Drawers with Six Drawers of Walnut, Designed by Frits Henningsen, 1960s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Lejre, DK
Chest of drawers with six drawers of walnut, designed by Frits Henningsen from the 1940s. The chest is in great vintage condition.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Walnut

Frits Henningsen Wingback Lounge Chair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen Wingback lounge chair. Wood is Mahogany. New Leather. 1940's.  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Armchair
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Frits Henningsen armchair.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Mahogany, Cane

Frits Henningsen Easy Chair from 1935 Produced in Denmark
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare wingback easy chair designed in 1935 by Frits Henningsen. Produced by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen in Denmark
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Leather, Oak

Frits Henningsen Sofa, Denmark, 1940s-1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in London, GB
An original Frits Henningsen sofa, Denmark, 1940s-1950s. Designed and produced by Frits Henningsen, Copenhagen. The sofa has presumably been reupholstered at some point in its histor...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Fabric, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen Sofa Table in Oak, Denmark, 1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Frits Henningsen sofa table in solid oak with great details in the craftmanship. Made by Frits Henningsen in the 1950s.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Oak

Danish Modern Frits Henningsen Coffee Table of Solid Oak with Two Flaps, 1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Aarhus C, DK
Danish modern coffee table with two flaps made of solid oak Designed by designer and cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) and made at his own workshop in Copenhagen The tabl...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Oak

Frits Henningsen Wooden Cabinet with Tambour Door, Denmark, 1950s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Utrecht, NL
Cabinet designed by Frits Henningsen made in Denmark, circa 1950s. This elegant deep cabinet is made of luxurious book mirrored wood. It has seven narrow drawers with small knobs, a...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Frits Henningsen Wingback
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A pair of exceptionally rare 'Wingback' armchairs in original patinated natural leather with solid oak legs. Designed in 1935 and manufactured in the same period. By Frits Henningsen.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Leather

Frits Henningsen Dining Chairs by Cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen in Denmark
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare set of 8 dining chairs designed by Frits Henningsen. Produced by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen in Denmark.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Frits Henningsen Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Frits Henningsen furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture Frits Henningsen are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Frits Henningsen furniture there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 153 vintage editions of these items, while there are 20 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Frits Henningsen were created in Scandinavian Modern style during the 20th century in Scandinavia. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Nanna Ditzel, Hans Olsen and Peter Hvidt. Prices for Frits Henningsen furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $1,146 and tops out at $38,000, while pieces like these can sell for $5,800 on average.

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