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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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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

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Metal

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

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Fabric

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

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

Adrian Pearsall Style Kroehler Mid Century Coffee Table
By Kroehler Mfg. Co., Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall style Kroehler mid century coffee table This table measures: 50.5 wide x 31 deep x 15 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vi...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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Glass, Wood

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

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Walnut

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

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Fabric

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

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Steel

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

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Metal

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

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Wood

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

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Walnut

Machine Age Art Deco Gilbert Rohde Signed Smart Set Pair Cabinets for Kroehler
By Gilbert Rohde, Kroehler Mfg. Co.
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

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Oak, Lacquer

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

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

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Copper

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 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 Brutalist Carved Walnut Upholstered Bench, 1973
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A unique Mid-Century Modern brutalist bench By Kroehler USA, 1973 Brutalist mosaic carved walnut slab legs, with ivory microsuede upholstery. Measures: 54" W x 22" D x 19...
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1970s American Brutalist Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Adrian Pearsall Style Kroehler Mid Century His and Hers Lounge Chairs and Ottoma
By Kroehler Mfg. Co., Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall style Kroehler mid century his and hers lounge chairs and ottoman Each chair measures: 29.5 wide x 28.5 deep x 37 inches high, with a seat height of 15 and arm hei...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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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 personally love the color they are but ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Brass

Kroehler Mid Century Walnut Full Headboard
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Kroehler mid century walnut full headboard Headboard measures: 55.5 wide x 1.5 deep x 35 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condition...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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Walnut

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

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Brass

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 height All pieces of furniture c...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Kroehler Mid Century Walnut & Brass 5 Drawer Highboy Dresser
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Kroehler mid century walnut & brass 5 drawer highboy dresser. This dresser is 38.75 wide x 19 deep x 44.75 inches tall All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Brass

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

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Upholstery

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 Kroehler Mfg. Co., Harvey Probber
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

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Upholstery, Birch

Kroehler Walnut and Brass Mid Century Lowboy Dresser with Mirror
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Kroehler walnut and brass mid century lowboy dresser with mirror Dresser and mirror are: 70 wide x 18 deep x 31 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call res...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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Brass

Adrian Pearsall Style Kroehler Mid Century Walnut Gondola Lounge Chair
By Kroehler Mfg. Co., Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall style Kroehler mid century walnut Gondola lounge chair Lounge chair measures: 31.5 wide x 33 deep x 34 high, with a seat height of 13 inches and arm height of 20.5 ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

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

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Brass

Lacquered Dark Gray Small Chest Kroehler Midcentury Commode Newly Refurbished
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in West Hartford, CT
Newly refurbished signed Kroehler midcentury three-drawer commode/chest of drawers. The color is an unusual dark gray.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

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

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

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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

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

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Upholstery, Walnut

Midcentury Kroehler Naugahyde Swivel Chairs
By Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in New London, CT
1960s era swivel chairs by Kroehler in relatively clean original condition thanks to their thick Naugahyde coverings. Both swivel smoothly and present well for their age.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Naugahyde

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

Adrian Pearsall Style Kroehler Mid Century Gondola Sofa
By Kroehler Mfg. Co., Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Adrian Pearsall style Kroehler mid century gondola sofa The sofa measures: 93 wide x 33.5 deep x 27.25 high, with a seat height of 17.25 inches and arm height/chair clearance of 2...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

George Nelson Style Kroehler MCM Walnut, Rosewood, Metal 6 Drawer Lowboy
By George Nelson, Kroehler Mfg. Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
George Nelson style Kroehler Signature Line mid century walnut, rosewood, and metal 6 drawer lowboy dresser Dresser measures: 56.25 wide x 19 deep x 31 inches high All pieces of ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Kroehler Adrian Pearsall Style Contemporary Armchair
By Kroehler Mfg. Co., Adrian Pearsall
Located in Countryside, IL
Kroehler Adrian Pearsall Style Contemporary armchair The chair measures: 30 wide x 30 deep x 35 high, with a seat height of 17 and arm height of 20 inches About Photos: We take our...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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. There are many choices to choose from in our Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture collection, 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. Kroehler Mfg. Co. Furniture prices may vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $495 and tops out at $8,211, while pieces like these can sell for $2,030 on average.