Arne Jacobsen - Nordic Masters London Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Bernard Schepler, Vedbæk, 1933

  • Catalogue Essay

    Arne Jacobsen designed the present lot for the villa at Vedbæk Strandvej 464. The villa, built in 1933 for Mr Bernard Schepler, is one of the first projects Jacobsen designed in its entirety, working on both the building’s exterior and interior furnishings. The chest of drawers, which stood in the bedroom of the villa (illustrated), is a rare collaborative work between Rud. Rasmussen and the young architect Arne Jacobsen.

    Phillips wishes to thank Niels Howalt Wallem Hvims from Rud. Rasmussen for his assistance with the cataloguing of the present lot.


Unique chest of drawers, designed for Bernard Schepler's villa, Vedbæk, Denmark

Cuban mahogany, Cuban mahogany-veneered wood, oak, brass.
125.2 x 120 x 46 cm (49 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 18 1/8 in.)
Executed by cabinetmakers Rud. Rasmussen A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark. Reverse with partial manufacturer's paper label RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROGADE/KØBENHAVN and handwritten serial number 11931.

£70,000 - 100,000 

Sold for £81,250

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Nordic Masters

London Auction 21 September 2016