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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Copenhagen

  • Literature

    David Revere McFadden, ed., Scandinavian Modern Design: 1880-1980, New York, 1982, p. 42; Grete Jalk, Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Vol. 1 1927-1936, Copenhagen, 1987, pp. 120-21 and p. 169; Gorm Harkær, Kaare Klint: Volume 1, Copenhagen, 1988, pp. 229, 234, 239 for a 1:5 scale drawing, 361, 400 and 469; Gorm Harkær, Kaare Klint: Volume 2, Copenhagen, 1988, pp. 28-30; Peter Fiell, Scandinavian Design, Cologne, 2002, p. 355; Arne Karlsen, Danish Furniture Design: in the 20th Century, Volume 1, Copenhagen, 2007, pp. 30-31, 69 and 92-95

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model is a slightly smaller variant of the chair Klint designed for the lecture room of the Danish Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen.

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Set of four ‘Red’ chairs, model no. 1949

c. 1927
Produced by Master Cabinetmaker Rud. Rasmussen Snedkerier A/S, Denmark. Cuban mahogany, original Nigerien leather, brass tacks.
Each: 84 cm (33 1/8 in) high
Underside of each chair with two manufacturer’s paper labels one with ‘RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROGADE/KØBENHAVN/12689’ and the other with artist’s monogram (4).

Estimate
£10,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £11,250

Important Nordic Design

17 November 2011
London