Unique 'Hantverkets matta' rug, from the boardroom of Stockholms stads hantverksförening, The Craftsmen's House, Brunkebergstorg, Stockholm

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  • Provenance

    Stockholms stads hantverksförening, 1947

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is recorded in the Märta Måås-Fjetterström archive under inventory number 3344.

    Phillips wishes to thank Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB for their assistance cataloguing the present lot.

    The present lot was commissioned by Stockholms stads hantverksförening (Stockholm Craft Association) for the board of directors’ boardroom to commemorate the association's centennial in 1947. Designed by Märta Måås-Fjetterström studio’s artistic director Barbro Nilsson, the pattern has only been woven once. The rug has remained with the association until present, however, it was relocated from its original interior in 1967 at Brunkebergstorg square when the building was demolished in order to build Sweden’s central bank and the association moved to a new premise on Götgatan.

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PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THIS LOT WILL BE USED IN FULL TO SUPPORT CRAFTSPEOPLE IN SWEDEN.

Unique 'Hantverkets matta' rug, from the boardroom of Stockholms stads hantverksförening, The Craftsmen's House, Brunkebergstorg, Stockholm

designed and executed 1947
Handwoven wool on a linen warp.
914 x 469.5 cm (359 7/8 x 184 7/8 in.)
Handwoven by Elsa Paulsson and Gulli Jönsson at Märta Måås-Fjetterström AB, Båstad, Sweden. Woven with manufacturer’s mark AB MMF, artist’s initials BN and STOCKHOLMS STADS HANTVERKSFÖRENING 1947.

Estimate
£30,000 - 50,000 

sold for £81,250

Contact Specialist
Antonia King
Interim Head of Sale
+44 20 7901 7944
antonia.king@phillips.com

Design

London Auction 17 October 2019