Finn Juhl - Design New York Thursday, June 9, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Denmark
    Thence by descent
    Kunsthallen, Copenhagen, "Klassisk Modernisme," October 11-13, 2000, lot 374
    Hostler Burrows, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2012

  • Catalogue Essay

    When the present lot was first auctioned in Copenhagen in October 2000 it was accompanied by an original invoice (no longer extant) signed by Finn Juhl and dated September 1937. Additional correspondence from the original owners referred to visiting Juhl and finding his furniture to be of exceptional quality.

    1937 was a germinal year for Juhl. In collaboration with cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, he debuted his furniture designs at the Cabinetmakers' Guild annual exhibition. Just three years earlier he had graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture and began working for architect Vilhelm Lauritzen immediately thereafter. Juhl worked for Lauritzen's firm until 1945, when he finally opened his own design office in Nyhavn.

Property from a European Collection


Early wall-mounted cabinet

circa 1937
Mahogany, rosewood, painted wood, glass.
21 3/4 x 82 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (55.2 x 209.6 x 39.4 cm)

$30,000 - 40,000 

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New York Auction 9 June 2016