Jacob Kjær - New Now & Design Hong Kong Sunday, November 26, 2023 | Phillips
  • Jacob Kjaer was a central figure of Danish furniture design and craftsmanship, renowned for his uncompromising dedication to quality. His creations are celebrated for their beauty and meticulous craftsmanship reflecting the spirit of the Danish Modern movement. Kjaer's work typically embodies the ethos of understated elegance as shown in this work.


    Designed in 1949 and executed in 1961, the present writing desk exudes sophistication, blending the sumptuous warmth of Sapele mahogany, the tactile luxury of leather, and the radiance of brass. This refined design is a practical and superb piece, comprising three graceful small drawers and two larger drawers with brass handles below the partially leather-clad writing surface. It is also accompanied by two original handmade keys. The desk’s proportions and precise joinery reveal both the designer and maker’s unwavering commitment to design excellence.

    • Literature

      Viggo Sten Møller, Dansk Møbel kunst; Københavns Snedkerlaugs Møbeludstilling, 1927-1951, Denmark, 1951, p. 104


Writing desk

sapele mahogany, leather, brass
122 x 91 x 67 cm. (48 x 35 7/8 x 26 3/8 in.)
Designed circa 1949. Executed in 1961 by master cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær, Copenhagen, Denmark. Underside with paper label printed Jacob Kjær/Møbelhaandvaerk/Kóbenhavn Udført/Danmark 1961.

Full Cataloguing

HK$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$38,100

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Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2023