Carl Hörvik - Nordic Design London Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Carl Åkerblad, Stockholm, 1923
    Galerie Eric Philippe, Paris
    Karl Lagerfeld, Paris
    Christie's, Paris, 'Arts Décoratifs du XXème siècle provenant des collections Karl Lagerfeld', 13 December 2001, lot 73

  • Literature

    Erik Wettergren, L'art décoratif moderne en suède, Malmö, 1925, p. 153
    Otto Schultz, ed., Boet: Månadsskrift för Hemkultur, Hantverk och konstindustri, 1930, p. 212
    Exhibition of Swedish Industrial Art, exh, cat., London, 1931, p. 57, cat. 57 for the exhibition catalogue entry
    Barbro Hovstadius, Micael Ernstell, et al., eds., A decorative Swedish arts legacy 1700-1960 in the collections of the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 1998, p. 70
    Thomas Ekström, Architect Carl Hörvik - furniture and interiors 1913-1937, History of Art Department, Stockholm University, Autumn 2004, pp. 20-21, figs. 13-16 for images, period images and a drawing

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model is in the permanent collections of The National Museum and The Nordic Museum in Stockholm. Two chairs from the production of twelve were included in the ‘Swedish Exhibition of Industrial Art’, Dorland House, London, 17 March–22 April 1931. The suite formed a total of twelve dining chairs, dining table, centre table (lot 92), and a sideboard. Phillips wishes to thank Thomas Ekström for his assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.


Important and rare set of six dining chairs, designed for the architect Carl Åkerblad, Stockholm

Ebonised painted birch, cane.
Each: 88.5 x 48.6 x 49.5 cm (34 7/8 x 19 1/8 x 19 1/2 in.)
Executed by cabinetmaker Bryngel Lindbäck for Carlsson, Tomtebogatan, Stockholm. From the production of 12.

£25,000 - 35,000 

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