Ole Wanscher - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Sunday, November 25, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Frederiksberg, acquired 1960s

  • Literature

    Mobilia, no. 41, November-December 1958, p. 25
    Dansk Kunsthaandværk, no. 32, August-September 1959, p. 175
    Mobilia, Special Edition, no. 130, May 1966, n.p.
    Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 4: 1957-1966, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 57

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at the 'Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild', Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, 19 September–5 October 1958, Stand 6.

    The architect Ole Wanscher worked under Kaare Klint (1888-1954) between the years of 1924-1927 whilst studying at Klint’s department of furniture design at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Upon graduating in 1929, Wanscher began working as a furniture designer and in 1954 he inherited Klint’s prestigious role as head of the department of furniture design. Throughout his life Wanscher worked with the cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen (1888-1979) who also collaborated with other Danish architects and artists. Among his partnerships were Kaj Gottlob, Viggo Boesen, Flemming and Mogens Lassen. Today Iversen is recognised as one of the leading cabinetmakers who paved the way for the style later known as Danish Modern.


Set of four armchairs

designed 1958, produced 1960s
Brazilian rosewood, Niger leather
Each: 79.4 x 73.5 x 57.3 cm (31 1/4 x 28 7/8 x 22 1/2 in.)
Executed by master cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Designed 1958, produced 1960s.

HK$120,000 - 220,000 

Sold for HK$118,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2018