These end tables are to DIE for!!!!! This is a GORGEOUS pair of vintage Modern end tables by Kroehler comprised of a walnut toned square tops and bentwood curved double U-shaped bases. Just take another look at this PHENOMENAL wood grain and contrasting tones! The edges are slightly darker and run horizontally while the center runs vertically and has a slightly lighter tone, and they bear a lovely urethane finish. It’s a simple but very STRIKING detail!! The bases are stamped 1773-90 MOZAM, which we think could be the type of wood but after extensive research there were just too many contrasting opinions and information to confidently conclude a positive identification on the wood… either way, they are MARVELOUS!! They have solid construction, clean lines, and curves in all the right places completing a picture of tastefully restrained elegance in Modern style fabulous-ness. They NEED to be in your living or family room on each side or your sofa hosting a gorgeous pair of lamps, sculptures, books, or foliage and would be absolutely wonderful in a Modern, Minimalist, Industrial, Mid-Century Modern, Art-Deco, or Hollywood Regency setting.
Peter E. Kroehler purchased the Naperville Lounge Company in 1902. The original factory was destroyed by a tornado, so he built a new facility in 1913 and soon after renamed the company Kroehler Manufacturing Co. Like most furniture businesses they struggled through the depression and barely made it through WWII by refitting and making furniture and file cabinets for the USO offices. But by the mid-1940s Kroehler was the second largest furniture maker in the United States. They flourished in the 1950s, even with the death of their founder, and by the1960s employed close to 8,000. Unfortunately, the 1970s brought financial struggles and by 1978 they had mostly ceased operations. In 1981 they were acquired by ATR Group of Northbrook who sold most of the assets along with the Kroehler name. In the early 2000s two unrelated companies were manufacturing under the Kroehler moniker. We celebrate the wide array of furniture Kroehler brought to us during the mid-20th century!
Iconic maker, timeless style, superb quality, and versatility. These stunning end tables by Kroehler have it ALL! Now, just make them YOURS!!!