Kaare Klint - Nordic Design London Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Gorm Harkær, Kaare Klint: Volume 1, Copenhagen, 2010, p. 281, 283 and Volume 2, p. 27

  • Catalogue Essay

    On the occasion of the Crown Prince’s wedding, the Copenhagen Association of Crafts wanted to honour the Prince and Princess with a gift. Both the Prince and Princess expressed their desire to have a desk with many drawers. When presented at the Dorninggaard Salon in Moltke Mansion that same year, the desk was accompanied by the present model chair. The are two extant examples of the desk chair the present lot being offered and the above example in the Royal Collection.

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Important and rare desk chair, model no. 5121, designed for the Crown Prince Frederik IX of Denmark and Princess Ingrid of Sweden, Copenhagen

1935
Cuban mahogany, Niger leather.
75.1 x 58.2 x 58.3 cm (29 5/8 x 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 in.)
Executed by cabinetmakers Rud. Rasmussen A/S, Denmark. Underside with remnant of manufacturer's paper label and architect's monogrammed paper label.

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £50,000

Contact Specialist
Ben Williams
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Nordic Design

London 24 September 2014 6pm