Early adjustable lounge chair, model no. JH524

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  • Provenance

    Architect Tarquini Mårtenson, Denmark

  • Literature

    Johan Møller Nielson, Wegner en Dansk Møbelkunstner, Copenhagen, 1965, pp. 98, 107
    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 4: 1957-1966, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 46
    Christian Holmsted Olesen, Wegner: just one good chair, exh. cat., Design Museum Denmark, Copenhagen, 2014, p. 192

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at the 'Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild', Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, 19 September–5 October 1957, stand 27.

    Phillips wishes to thank Marianne Wegner from the Hans J. Wegner Design Studio for her assistance with the cataloguing of the present lot.


Early adjustable lounge chair, model no. JH524

circa 1959
Oak, chromium-plated metal, painted steel, halyard, fabric, sheep fur.
91 x 63 x 170 cm (35 7/8 x 24 3/4 x 66 7/8 in.)
Executed by master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside branded with manufacturer's mark and impressed with COPENHAGEN/DENMARK.

£10,000 - 15,000 

sold for £16,250

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London Auction 20 September 2017