Important and early 'Chieftain' armchair, model no. FJ 49 A

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Copenhagen, circa 1955
    Thence by descent
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    G.B. De Scarpis, 'Finn Juhl, architetto danese', Domus, nos. 252-53, November-December 1950, p. 23
    Nona Triennale di Milano, exh. cat., Milan, 1951, p. 443
    Svend Erik Møller and Viggo Sten Møller, Dansk Møbelkunst, Københavns snedkerlaugs møbeludstilling 1927-1951, Copenhagen, 1951, p. 82
    Bent Salicath, ‘Finn Juhl and Danish Furniture’, Architects’ Year Book 6, London, 1955, pp. 145-46, 155
    Esbjørn Hiort, Modern Danish Furniture, New York, 1956, pp. 54-55
    Niels Vodder Furniture, Copenhagen, 1959, front cover, pp. 10-11
    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 3: 1947-1956, Copenhagen, 1987, pp. 124-25, 233, 311
    Patricia Yamada, ed., Finn Juhl Memorial Exhibition, exh. cat., Osaka, 1990, passim
    Esbjørn Hiort, Finn Juhl: Furniture, Architecture, Applied Art, Copenhagen, 1990, front cover, pp. 23, 40-41
    Martin Eidelberg, ed., Design 1935-1965: What Modern Was, New York, 1991, p. 187
    Irene de Guttry and Maria Paola Maino, Il Mobile Italiano Degli Anni '40 e '50, Bari, 1992, p. 47
    'Finn Juhl: la sua casa', Abitare, no. 339, April 1995, p. 184-87
    Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, San Francisco, 1996, pp. 92-93
    Arne Karlsen, Danish Furniture Design: in the 20th Century, Volume 2, Copenhagen, 2007, pp. 106, 187-89
    Per H. Hansen, Finn Juhl and His House, Ostfildern, 2014, passim
    Anne-Louise Sommer, Watercolors by Finn Juhl, Berlin, 2016, pp. 40, 43, 107, 113

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was first exhibited at the 'Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild', Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, 30 September–16 October 1949, stand 9 and at the IX Milan Triennale, 1951.

  • Catalogue Essay

    此型號曾於1949年9月30日至10月16日在哥本哈根丹麥藝術與設計博物館〈哥本哈根細工木匠公會〉展出,展位編號9,亦於1951年展於第九屆米蘭三年展。

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Finn Juhl

Important and early 'Chieftain' armchair, model no. FJ 49 A

Bangkok teak, leather
92.6 x 104 x 87 cm. (36 1/2 x 40 7/8 x 34 1/4 in.)
Executed by master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside impressed NIELS VODDER CABINETMAKER/COPENHAGEN DENMARK/DESIGN: FINN JUHL. Designed 1949, produced circa 1955.

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HK$500,000 - 800,000 
€56,800-90,900
$64,100-103,000

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Hong Kong Auction 26 May 2019