Mogens Koch - Design Day Sale London Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Sønderjylland, Denmark
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 2: 1937-1946, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 57 for an image and a technical drawing
    Holmsted Olesen, eds., Mesterværker: 100 års dansk møbelsnedkeri, Copenhagen, 2000, p. 144
    Arne Karlsen, Danish Furniture Design: in the 20th Century, Volume 2, Copenhagen, 2007, p. 30

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at the 'Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild', Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 15 September – 2 October 1938, entrance hall.

    In the mid-1930s, six examples of the present model worktable were executed with a leather covered table top; four of which were executed in mahogany and two others in oak. From 1942 to 1952 another six examples were executed with a simple wooden table top, all in mahogany, including the present lot.


Important worktable

designed circa 1935, executed 1942-1952
Mahogany, brass.
75.5 x 188.2 x 93.2 cm (29 3/4 x 74 1/8 x 36 3/4 in.)
Executed by cabinetmaker N. C. Jensen Kjær, Denmark. From the production of 6.

£20,000 - 30,000 

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Design Day Sale

London Auction 28 April 2016