Finn Juhl Modular Teak Wall Unit / Office Shelving for France & Son

Buyer Protection Guaranteed


This exquisite piece is a rare design by Finn Juhl for France & Son and features his iconic bow-tie chrome door and drawer pulls and is part of the Cresco Series. Extremely well designed with top quality hardware throughout - the hinges are heavy steel, the chrome pegs have an additional pin that secures into the bottom of the shelves - and the centre pins in the bottom section are even threaded for additional structural stability. The modularity allows you to shuffle the upper components to suit your needs, and each of the upper cabinet has one adjustable shelf. The upper section is comprised of three open boxes and a one door cabinet, and four adjustable shelves. The lower section comprises one five-drawer cabinet with wood drawer frame construction and dovetail joins, a two-drawer adjustable file cabinet (adjust for legal or ledger sized files) with heavy duty steel glides and three adjustable shelves. The entire unit has a beautifully finished back and sits on a solid wood pedestal base with six leveling feet and the maker's medallion. In excellent vintage condition with only minor wear, the piece breaks down into two lower cabinets, four upper cabinets, the pedestal and the shelves, making it affordable to ship. The ideal office storage solution or wide screen television stand.


  • Date of Manufacture
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    81.5 in. H x 68.25 in. W x 18.5 in. D
    207 cm H x 173 cm W x 47 cm D
  • Seller Location
    New Westminster, Canada
  • Number of Items
  • Reference Number

About Finn Juhl (Designer)

Along with Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen and Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl was one of the great masters of mid-20th-century Danish design. Juhl was the first among that group to have his work promoted overseas, bringing the character of the nation’s furnishings — and the inherent principles of grace, craftsmanship and utility on which they were based — to an international audience. A stylistic maverick, Juhl embraced expressive, free-flowing shapes in chair and sofa designs much earlier than his colleagues, yet even his quietest pieces incorporate supple, curving forms that are at once elegant and ergonomic.

     As a young man, Juhl hoped to become an art historian, but his father steered him into a more practical course of study in architecture. He began designing furniture in the late 1930s, a discipline in which, despite his education, Juhl was self-taught, and quite proud of the fact. His earliest works, designed in the late 1930s, are perhaps his most idiosyncratic. The influence of contemporary art is clear in Juhl's 1939 “Pelican” chair: an almost Surrealist take on the classic wing chair. Critics reviled the piece, however; one said it looked like a "tired walrus." Juhl had tempered his creativity by 1945, when the Danish furniture-making firm Niels Vodder began to issue his designs. Yet his now-classic “NV 45” armchair still demonstrates panache, with a seat that floats above the chair’s teak frame.

     Juhl first exhibited his work in the United States in 1950, championed by Edgar Kaufmann Jr., an influential design critic and scion of America’s most prominent family of modern architecture and design patrons. (Kaufmann’s father commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright’s design of the house “Fallingwater.”) Juhl quickly won a following for such signature designs as the supremely comfortable “Chieftan” lounge chair, the biomorphic “Baker” sofa, and the “Judas” table, a piece ornamented with stylish inlaid silver plaquettes. As you will see from the offerings on these pages, Finn Juhl’s furniture — as well as his lighting, ceramics, tableware and accessories — has an air of relaxed sophistication and elegance that is unique in the realm of mid-20th- century design.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2015

Typical response time: 2 hours

Located in New Westminster, British Columbia

More from this Seller

Hans Wegner for Ry Mobler Teak Credenza with Floating Hutch, 1956, Denmark
Hans Wegner for Ry Mobler Teak Credenza with Float...
Ry Møbler
Birch, Teak
This impeccably designed and constructed early Danish modern teak credenza with floating hutch was designed by Hans Wegner in 1956, for Ry Mobler. This is the model with the glass slide...
Danish Teak Sideboard Inspired by Arne Vodder for Dyrlund
Danish Teak Sideboard Inspired by Arne Vodder for ...
Arne Vodder, Dyrlund
This impeccable Danish Modern teak buffet is exquisite throughout and was inspired by Arne Vodder for Dyrlund. Featuring a center bank of bow-tie shaped drawers, with all hardwood const...
Gunni Omann for Axel Christensen Teak Buffet or Credenza with Iconic Door Pulls
Gunni Omann for Axel Christensen Teak Buffet or Cr...
Gunni Omann, Axel Christensen
This stunning Danish Modern teak credenza or buffet was designed by Gunni Oman for Axel Christensen in the 1960s. I adore the two different sets of intricately carved door pulls! Featur...
Teak Arne Vodder for H.P. Hansen Bow-Front Credenza or Sideboard
Teak Arne Vodder for H.P. Hansen Bow-Front Credenz...
Arne Vodder, H.P. Hansen
This elegant Danish Modern teak credenza or buffet by Arne Vodder for H.P. Hansen has gorgeous, classical lines with it's beautiful arced bow-front and substantial tapering, conical leg...
Danish Skovmand and Andersen Teak Tambour Fronted Corner Cabinet
Danish Skovmand and Andersen Teak Tambour Fronted ...
Skovmand and Andersen
Birch, Teak
This rare Danish modern three-legged corner cabinet is a quality, all wood construction by Skovmand & Andersen of Denmark, 1960s. The book-matched grain to the teak upper and lower tamb...
Poul Hundevad All Wood Teak and Birch Compact Credenza or Buffet
Poul Hundevad All Wood Teak and Birch Compact Cred...
Poul Hundevad
Birch, Teak
This lovely Danish modern teak buffet or credenza with smaller proportions is all wood construction from the, 1960s. Featuring a birch interior, nice and light in contrast to the rich p...
Danish Teak Large 12-Drawer Dresser or Chest of Drawers by Dyrlund
Danish Teak Large 12-Drawer Dresser or Chest of Dr...
This lovely Danish Modern teak dresser or chest of drawers is striking, with it's inset carved oval drawer pulls, rich repeating grain pattern on the drawer fronts, and with a generous ...
Teak Credenza or Buffet with Centre Drawers and Finished Back, Scandinavian
Teak Credenza or Buffet with Centre Drawers and Fi...
This lovely quality Danish modern / Scandinavian teak credenza or buffet has a gorgeous patina and graining, as well as a beautifully finished back. The center 4 drawers are solid teak ...
Danish Teak Fold Open Bar Cart with Bottle and Glass Storage and Casters
Danish Teak Fold Open Bar Cart with Bottle and Gla...
Laminate, Teak
This clever Danish Modern teak fold open cart has so many features! The inset figure eight teak pulls allow you to flip open the top of the bar to create additional table surface - smar...
Lovely Rosewood Chest of Drawers or Dresser by Rasmussen
Lovely Rosewood Chest of Drawers or Dresser by Ras...
Dammand & Rasmussen Møbelfabrik
Birch, Rosewood
This impeccable Danish modern rosewood four-drawer chest or dresser is a top quality design by Dammand & Rasmussen, acclaimed Danish craftsmen. Featuring all hardwood construction, with...
Danish Portable Sewing / Jewelry Box
Danish Portable Sewing / Jewelry Box
Beautiful 1950s Danish modern wooden sewing or jewelry box with three stacks of double compartments, the bottom one is fixed, the middle and top drawers rotate out, removable legs and h...