When Hans Knoll started his furniture company, he selected Jens Risom to design many of the first pieces for it. This bar cabinet, expertly crafted by Pennsylvania Dutch woodworkers out of local cherry wood in 1942, is one of the first pieces of Knoll furniture ever produced.
This complex piece boasts two doors on the front, each with a chunky square pull, which open up to plentiful storage for glassware and barware. The top of the cabinet flips open to reveal a large, deep storage compartment for standing bottles, and the panel which flips open becomes a bar surface for preparing drinks, et cetera. The painted red detailing on the inside of the cabinet creates some pizzaz, contrasting beautifully against the more subdued reddish tones of the cherry wood. The beautiful case of the cabinet rests atop a stunning, sculpted, sled base, giving the piece a more sleek, modern, almost Japanese feel.
The cabinet has undergone a full restoration and is in beautiful condition. There is some light patina, as expected with a piece that is 80 years young.
Dimensions: 16"D x 36"W x 32.25"H