Axel Einar Hjorth - Design New York Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot was produced by Nordiska Kompaniet, the prestigious Swedish furniture purveyor which was headed by Axel Einar Hjorth. The form is typical of the designer’s case furniture, and his dual influences of Swedish neoclassicism and international modernism are clearly represented. The present lot was produced in limited numbers and for a short time period from 1929 through the early 1930s.


"Oh boy" chest of drawers

designed 1929, executed 1931
Birch, ebonized birch.
35 1/8 x 39 3/8 x 18 3/4 in. (89.2 x 100 x 47.6 cm)
Produced by AB Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholm. Reverse with manufacturer’s metal label impressed with register number and date NK R33930 - C16 6 31 and interior of drawer with metal label NK A-B-NORDISKA KOMPANIET STOCKHOLM.

$8,000 - 12,000 

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New York Auction 15 December 2015 1pm