Large 'Architect's desk', model no. JH57

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, USA

  • Literature

    Johan Møller Nielson, Wegner en Dansk Møbelkunstner, Copenhagen, 1965, pp. 70, 87, 107
    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 3: 1947-1956, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 281
    Christian Holmsted Olesen, Wegner: just one good chair, exh. cat., Design Museum Denmark, Copenhagen, 2014, pp. 63, 240

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at the 'Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild', Forum, Copenhagen, 16-26 September 1954, stand 23.

    The present lot is one of only a few large examples of the Architect's desk produced with a teak desktop.

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Large 'Architect's desk', model no. JH57

designed 1953
Teak, oak, chromium-plated steel.
72.7 x 216.5 x 95 cm (28 5/8 x 85 1/4 x 37 3/8 in.)
Executed by master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside of tabletop branded with JOHANNES HANSEN/COPENHAGEN/DENMARK.

Estimate
£35,000 - 45,000 

sold for £43,750

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Madalena Horta e Costa
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Nordic Masters

London Auction 21 September 2016