Barbro Nilsson - Design New York Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Woven for Captain Bergman, Gothenburg, Sweden 1952
    Thence by descent, 2013
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Form (Stockholm), no. 1, 1948, p. 138 for a variation of the same design
    Märta Måås-Fjetterström: Märta flyger igen! 90 år med Märta Måås-Fjetterström, exh. cat., Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, 2009, p. 151 for a variation of the same design

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is registered in the Märta Måås-Fjetterström Archives as #8525. Phillips wishes to thank Angelica Persson and Martin Chard from Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB for their assistance with the cataloguing of the present lot.


"Salerno blå" rug

designed 1948, woven 1952
Handwoven wool on a linen warp.
135 x 95 in. (342.9 x 241.3 cm)
Produced by Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden, woven by Inga Johansson and Mary Sylvander. Woven with manufacturer’s mark AB MMF and artist’s initials BN. Together with a certificate of authenticity from Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $32,500

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New York Auction 13 December 2016