Extendable dining table, model no. FJ 49

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Germany

  • Literature

    'Finn Juhl, architetto danese', Domus, no. 252-53, November/December 1950, p. 21
    Esbjørn Hiort, Modern Danish Furniture, New York, 1956, p. 58
    Niels Vodder Furniture, Copenhagen, 1959, pp. 16, 26
    Illums Bolighus, sales catalogue, Copenhagen, 1961, n.p.
    Patricia Yamada, ed., Finn Juhl Memorial Exhibition, exh. cat., Osaka, 1990, p. 25
    Per H. Hansen, Finn Juhl and His House, Ostfildern, 2014, p. 187
    Christian Bundegaard, Finn Juhl: Life, Work, World, London, 2019, pp. 30-31, 143, 225, 247

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present extendable dining table is commonly known as the ‘Judas’ or ‘Silver’ table in reference to the 30 precious metal inlays in the shape and sizes of coins that decorate the tabletop. This detail also serves the practical function of indicating the place settings for four, six, eight or ten guests. Finn Juhl included the present design in the dining room of his own residence, which he built for himself and his family in Ordrup, outside of Copenhagen a few years earlier, in 1942.

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Finn Juhl

Extendable dining table, model no. FJ 49

designed 1948
Brazilian rosewood-veneered wood, teak, precious metal.
71.5 x 309.4 x 139.8 cm (28 1/8 x 121 3/4 x 55 in.) fully extended
Executed by master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, Copenhagen, Denmark and retailed by Illums Bolighus A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside impressed NIELS VODDER CABINETMAKER/COPENHAGEN DENMARK/DESIGN FINN JUHL and with metal label impressed ILLUMS BOLIGHUS/KØBENHAVN.

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£18,000 - 24,000 

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