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Jens Risom Credenza Circa 1960

Jens Risom Credenza Circa 1960

#2340

The case of this credenza is of solid walnut, and its drawers and door have brushed stainless steel u-shaped horizontal pulls. There is cabinet space behind the door which, in addition to the drawers, are faced with walnut. Drawers ride on exposed steel runners. The piece is 54 "wide and 20" deep. The case height is 26 1/2" or 20 " plus the height of its round steel legs which measure 6 1/2 ' and are footed with screw- in leveling devices. Interior spaces are divided with shelves and drawer dividers. A drawer in the center unit bears a maker's paper label which says R (large sized) Jens Risom (1916-2016) Design, Inc.

Risom was born in Copenhagen but worked in the US. His major interest was in modern furniture manufacture. He met Hans Knoll in 1942 and went into business with him, creating the Knoll firm's first line of furniture, Jens working for Hans on a free-lance basis. In 1946 he established his own firm where he could control both design and manufacture of his product and get the quality he wanted.
This piece was bought by Peter Eaton in the 1980's, and it was them considered used, having an age of about twenty years.