Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 21

Magnificent Rosewood Sideboard by Florence Knoll for Knoll 1950s Black Leather

$6,104.68

About

Magnificent large rosewood sideboard by Florence Knoll for Knoll International in the 1950s. The sideboard has 4 sliding doors with black leather grips. Wonderful rosewood grain that looks Royal and warm. The rosewood combines perfectly with the black base of the sideboard, making it appear to float. The sideboard has 3 birch wood interiors and 1 white formica interior. All with multiple adjustable shelves making sure you have plenty of storage space and storage options. This sideboards combines really well with other well known Minimalist designers like Poul Kjaerholm and Charles & Ray Eames. It can be used in a house or office interior. Sideboard is in great vintage condition, minor signs of wear and patina on the leather grips.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Ijzendijke, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Designer

Florence Knoll

Architect, furniture designer, interior designer, entrepreneur — Florence Knoll had a subtle but profound influence on the course of mid-century American modernism. Dedicated to functionality and organization, and never flamboyant, Knoll shaped the ethos of the post-war business world with her polished, efficient design and skillfully realized office plans.Knoll had perhaps the most thorough design education of any of her peers. Florence Schust was orphaned at age 12, and her guardian sent her to Kingswood, a girl’s boarding school that is part of the Cranbrook Educational Community in suburban Detroit. Her interest in design brought her to the attention of Eliel Saarinen, the Finnish architect and head of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Saarinen and his wife took the talented child under their wing, and she became close to their son, the future architect Eero Saarinen. While a student at the academy, Florence befriended artist-designer Harry Bertoia and Charles and Ray Eames. Later, she studied under three of the Bauhaus masters who emigrated to the United States. She worked as an apprentice in the Boston architectural offices of Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe taught her at the Illinois Institute of Technology.In 1941, she met Hans Knoll, whose eponymous furniture company was just getting off the ground. They married in 1946, and her design sense and his business skills soon made Knoll Inc. a leading firm in its field. Florence signed up the younger Saarinen as a designer, and would develop pieces by Bertoia, Mies and the artist Isamu Noguchi. Her main work came as head of the Knoll Planning Group, designing custom office interiors for clients such as IBM and CBS. The furniture Florence created for these spaces reflects her Bauhaus training: the pieces are pure functional design, exactingly built; their only ornament from the materials, such as wood and marble. Her innovations — the oval conference table, for example, conceived as a way to ensure clear sightlines among all seated at a meeting — were always in the service of practicality.Since her retirement in 1965, Knoll received the National Medal of Arts, among other awards; in 2004 the Philadelphia Museum of Art mounted the exhibition “Florence Knoll: Defining Modern” — well deserved accolades for a strong, successful design and business pioneer. As demonstrated on these pages, the simplicity of Knoll’s furniture is her work’s great virtue: they fit into any interior design scheme.
About the Seller
4.7 / 5
Located in Ijzendijke, Netherlands
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2016
1stDibs seller since 2017
92 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 6 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Set of Two Rare Palisander Hanging Sideboard by Florence Knoll, 1950s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Echt, NL
Two very rare Knoll International hanging credenzas in very good condition. Designed by Florence Knoll Beautiful Palisander wood These hanging sideboards were specially made by Kn...
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Palisander

Sideboard Wood and Cane Model 116 by Florence Knoll, Germany, 1950s
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Sideboard credenza or buffet in teak wood and cane rattan doors, leather handle, model 116 by Florence Knoll for Knoll International Germany. Original Knoll stamp on back. Famous des...
Category

Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in San Jose, CA
Vintage low credenza or sideboard in rosewood by Florence Knoll, circa 1960s. This piece features the original white laminate top designed for easy maintenance. Includes open cabinet...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Laminate, Rosewood

Rosewood Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in Dallas, TX
Florence Knoll rosewood credenza with chrome base and stone top.
Category

Vintage 1970s Credenzas

Materials

Rosewood

Florence Knoll Large Sideboard in Teak and Marble
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Florence Knoll for Knoll International, sideboard, teak, marble and metal, United States, 1961.  Iconic credenza with chromed base and marble top designed by Florence Knoll for Knol...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Marble, Metal

Florence Knoll Rosewood Credenza, Original Calacatta Marble Top
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Kansas City, MO
Beautiful Brazilian rosewood credenza / sideboard / storage / media cabinet on chromed steel base. Completely original and in very good condition, ready to use. The Calacatta marble ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Chrome

Wall Hanging Rosewood Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Florence Knoll
Located in San Francisco, CA
A floating side board designed by Florence Knoll, for Knoll furniture, extremely limited production between the years of 1968-1974. In impeccable condition. Features two sliding pane...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sideboards

Materials

Rosewood

Marble-Top Credenza by Florence Knoll
By Knoll, Florence Knoll
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Simplicity in design. A stunning credenza designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll, featuring a marble top and tons of storage. Retains all six square metal leveling glides and pen drawe...
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Marble, Steel

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery