‘Valet’ chair, model no. JH540

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Denmark

  • Literature

    Johan Møller Nielson, Sitting Pretty: Wegner en Dansk Møbelkunstner, Copenhagen, 1965, pp. 56-58, 98
    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 3: 1947-1956, Copenhagen, 1987, pp. 246-47
    Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, San Francisco, 1996, pp. 116-17
    Christian Holmsted Olesen, Wegner: just one good chair, exh. cat., Design Museum Denmark, Copenhagen, 2014, pp. 6, 65-66, 128

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at the 'Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild', Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, 25 September–11 October 1953, stand 2.

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

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‘Valet’ chair, model no. JH540

designed 1953, produced 1953-1980s
Teak, brass, leather.
94.5 x 52 x 50 cm (37 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 19 5/8 in.)
Executed by Cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside branded with manufacturer’s mark and JOHANNES HANSEN/COPENHAGEN/DENMARK.

Estimate
£8,000 - 10,000 

sold for £11,250

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London Auction 20 September 2017