Josef Hoffmann - Design New York Thursday, June 9, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    House of Decorative Arts, Ltd., New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1991

  • Exhibited

    The Museum of Modern Art, New York, "Special Benefit at the MoMA," February 15, 1995

  • Literature

    Giovanna Massobrio and Paolo Portoghesi, Casa Thonet: Storia dei mobili in legno curvato, Rome, 1980, p. 65 for a reprint of the present model in the Jacob & Josef Kohn sales catalogue, 1906
    Ghenete Zelleke, et al., Against the Grain: Bentwood Furniture From the Collection of Fern and Manfred Steinfeld, exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago, 1993, p. 82
    Giovanni Renzi, Il Mobile Moderno: Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Cinisello Balsamo, 2008, pp. 66-67

Property from a Private Collection


Armchair, designed for the Purkersdorf Sanatorium

circa 1905
Stained beech, leather.
38 1/4 x 23 1/4 x 20 1/2 in. (97.2 x 59.1 x 52.1 cm)
Produced by Jacob & Josef Kohn, Austria. Underside of seat with firm's printed label and impressed with J&J KOHN/WSETIN-AUSTRIA.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $17,500

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New York Auction 9 June 2016