Mogens Koch - Design London Thursday, November 12, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

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

  • Literature

    'Arbejdsbord og Armstol', Nyt Tidsskrift For Kunstindustri, no. 2, February 1936, p. 24
    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 2: 1937-1946, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 57
    Bodil Busk Laursen, Søren Matz and Christian 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 and at 'Danish Art Treasures', Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 28 October 1948-2 January 1949.

    The architect Mogens Koch designed the present model desk for the living room of the Danish textile artist and politician Gertie Wandel (1894–1988). Wandel was a central figure in the establishment of the Håndarbejdets Fremme (Danish Handcraft Guild) in 1928 and remained involved in the organisation until her retirement in 1978.

    Phillips wishes to thank Lasse Hyldgaard Andersen for his assistance cataloguing the present lot.


Rare desk

designed 1935
Mahogany, brass.
75 x 190 x 92.5 cm (29 1/2 x 74 3/4 x 36 3/8 in.)
Executed by cabinetmaker N.C. Jensen Kjær, Copenhagen, Denmark.

£18,000 - 24,000 

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London Auction 12 November 2020