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  • Provenance

    Purkersdorf Sanatorium, Vienna

  • Literature

    Gunter Breckner, Josef Hoffmann, Sanatorium Purkersdorf, New York, pp. 18, 134, 137
    Angela Völker, Die Stoffe der Wiener Werkstätte 1910-1932, Vienna, 1990, pp. 26-27
    Christian Brandstätter, Wiener Werkstätte 1903-1932, Vienna, 2003, p. 126

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model chair has been reupholstered by Eiting Räume, Cologne in a replica of the 'Notschrei' fabric produced by Backhausen & Söhne, Austria who originally executed fabrics for the Wiener Werkstätte, Austria. This fabric was acquired in the 1990s and is no longer in production.


Armchair, designed for the Billiard room of the Purkersdorf Sanatorium, Vienna

Beechwood, painted beechwood, fabric.
87.8 x 65.1 x 56.8 cm (34 5/8 x 25 5/8 x 22 3/8 in.)
Executed by the Wiener Werkstätte, Austria.

£25,000 - 35,000 

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Created by Lee F. Mindel, London Auction 29 April 2014 6pm