Mid Century Modern Swivel Slipper Chair Attributed to Kroehler Manufacturing
If you are looking for a simple little accent chair here it is. Attributed to Kroehler Manufacturing this swivel slipper chair is fabulous. It has a broad wedge-shaped comfy seat with a wedge-shaped curved back sporting two buttons and the interesting detail of a cut-out where the back meets the seat. It wears its original rusty orange fabric which is in great condition. It is supported by its four arched leg swivel base which has a newly painted black finish. A perfect little chair compatible to many design styles and spaces.
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!
This sassy chair is waiting for you to make it yours.
Handsome mid-century modern swivel slipper chair in its original rust colored upholstery and attributed to Kroehler Manufacturing. It is in wonderful vintage condition. The upholstery has been professionally cleaned and the base has been given a beautiful black painted finish. It can be used as is or given a new fabric. Please see photos. Circa 1950s.
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