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  • Literature

    Esbjørn Hiort, Modern Danish Furniture, New York, 1956, p. 118; Grete Jalk, Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Vol. 3 1947-1956, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 73, fig. 1, p. 74, fig. 1 for a drawing and p. 75, fig. 1 for a preparatory drawing; Grete Jalk, Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Vol. 4 1957-1966, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 35, fig. 1; Frederik Sieck, Contemporary Danish Furniture Design: A Short Illustrated Review, Copenhagen, 1990, p. 157; Arne Karlsen, Danish Furniture Design: in the 20th Century, Volume 2, Copenhagen, 2007, pp. 10, 17 and 48 for a preparatory drawing, pp. 49-50

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present modular design was exhibited on Stand 1 of the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild Exhibition at the Kunstindustrinuseet, 24 September – 10 October 1948.

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Set of twelve modular bookcases

c. 1930
Produced by Master Cabinetmaker Rud. Rasmussen Snedkerier A/S, Denmark. Oregon pine.
228 x 304 x 27.5 cm (89 3/4 x 119 5/8 x 10 7/8 in), each bookcase: 76 x 76 x 27.5 cm (29 7/8 x 29 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)
Reverse of seven bookcases and four bases each with paper labels ‘RUD. RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/COPENHAGEN/DENMARK’ and four other bookcases each with paper label ‘RUD.RASMUSSENS/SNEDKERIER/45 NØRREBROGADE/KØBENHAVN’, some labels with partially written numbers (12).

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £20,000

Important Nordic Design

17 November 2011
London