Set of twelve 'The Chair' armchairs

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  • Provenance

    Phillips, London, 'Design', 28 April 2016, lot 173
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    '9 nona triennale di milano', Domus, no. 259, June 1951, p. 29
    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 3: 1947-1956, Copenhagen, 1987, pp. 99-101
    Jens Bernsen, Hans J Wegner: om Design, exh. cat., Dansk Design Center, Copenhagen, 1995, pp. 13, 15, 24-25, 70, 92, 101, 111
    Christian Holmsted Olesen, Wegner: just one good chair, exh. cat., Design Museum Denmark, Copenhagen, 2014, pp. 6, 14, 16, 52, 63, 66, 82, 90, 133-35

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Set of twelve 'The Chair' armchairs

designed 1949
Mahogany, leather.
Each: 75.8 x 63.2 x 52.8 cm (29 7/8 x 24 7/8 x 20 3/4 in.)
Executed by master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside of four armchairs impressed 2 and ten branded with manufacturer's logo and label printed CABINETMAKER JOHANNES HANSEN/COPENHAGEN/DENMARK.

Estimate
£30,000 - 40,000 

sold for £81,250

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Madalena Horta e Costa
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Important Design

London Auction 26 April 2018