Hans J. Wegner - Design London Friday, June 19, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Den Permanente, Copenhagen
    Private collection, Denmark, acquired from the above, late 1950s
    Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, 'Nordic Design', 3 December 2015, lot 1261
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    J. Møller Nielson, Wegner en Dansk Møbelkunstner, Copenhagen, 1965, p. 73
    C. H. Olesen, Wegner: just one good chair, exh. cat., Design Museum Denmark, Copenhagen, 2014, p. 205

  • Catalogue Essay

    Phillips wishes to thank Marianne Wegner from the Hans J. Wegner Design Studio for her assistance cataloguing the present lot.


'Sawbuck' armchair, model no. JH523

designed 1955, executed late 1950s
Oak, fabric, brass.
73 x 79.5 x 75 cm (28 3/4 x 31 1/4 x 29 1/2 in.)
Executed by master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside impressed JOHANNES HANSEN/COPENHAGEN/DENMARK and with manufacturer's stamp.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £13,750

Contact Specialist

Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale, Associate Specialist
+44 20 7318 4019


London Auction 19 June 2020