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  • Provenance

    Employee at the Mies van der Rohe studio, Am Karlsbad 24, Berlin; Private Collection, Berlin

  • Literature

    Alexander von Vegesack and Matthias Kries eds., Mies van der Rohe, Architecture and Design in Stuttgart, Barcelona, Brno, exh. cat., Vitra Design Museum, 1998, pp. 149, 153 and 205 for similar examples; Bauhaus Furniture A Legend Reviewed, exh. cat., Bauhaus Archiv Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, 2002, p. 308 for a similar example; Christiane Lange, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe & Lilly Reich: Möbel und Räume, Krefeld, 2006, p. 119, fig. 1 for a similar example; Birgit Schulte and Helmut Reuter, Mies und das Neue Wohnen, Räume/Möbel/Fotografie, Ostfildern, 2008, illustrated p. 130, ill. 129 and pp. 129-131 for further discussion

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Rare and important desk

ca. 1933
Macassar ebony-veneered wood, maple, maple-veneered wood, iron.
28 3/4 x 55 1/8 x 28 3/4 in. (73 x 140 x 73 cm.)
Possibly manufactured by Anton Pössenbacher, Munich, Germany.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Design

17 Dec 2008 2pm
New York