Set of twelve 'The Chair' armchairs, model no. JH501

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  • Provenance

    Mayor's office, Karlskoga, 1956
    Private collection, Sweden
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    'Danimarca', 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

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at the 'Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild', Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, 30 September-16 October 1949, stand 12.

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Set of twelve 'The Chair' armchairs, model no. JH501

designed 1949, executed circa 1956
Teak, leather.
Each: 75.4 x 62.5 x 54.5 cm (29 5/8 x 24 5/8 x 21 1/2 in.)
Executed by master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside of each impressed JOHANNES HANSEN/COPENHAGEN/DENMARK and with manufacturer's stamp.

Estimate
£30,000 - 40,000 

sold for £43,750

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019
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Important Design

London Auction 21 March 2019