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  • Lady's writing desk in mahogany designed by Ole Wanscher and executed by Fritz Hansen
    Lady's writing desk in mahogany designed by Ole Wanscher and executed by Fritz Hansen

    Lady’s writing desk in Cuban mahogany

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    Lady's writing desk in Cuban mahogany by Ole Wanscher

    This smaller writing desk was designed ca. 1950 by Danish architect Ole Wanscher (1903-1985). The frame is of Cuban mahogany and it has profiled tapered legs. There are two drawers on the front, with the inside made of maple. The handles and fittings are of brass. It was executed by Fritz Hansen, Denmark. The model number is 1784. One original brass key is included. One drawer stamped by maker FH (Fritz Hansen) and no. 2430. The desk is mentioned and pictured on page 30 of Fritz Hansens Eftf. Catalog No. 5101 from 1951. See black and white photo.

    H. 74 cm. (29,1")

    L. 132 cm. (52")

    W. 70 cm. (27,6")

     
  • Cuban mahogany console table with drawers by Ole Wanscher.
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    Cuban mahogany console table with drawers

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    Cuban mahogany console table with drawers by Ole Wanscher

    This large Cuban mahogany console table was designed by professor and architect Ole Wanscher (1903-1985). On the front is has four drawers with brass handles and fittings. It was executed in the 1950s by master cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen, Copenhagen, Denmark. In the early part of the 20th century Andreas J. Iversen (1888-1979) was one of the driving forces behind the idea that carpenters and architects should begin to collaborate. He firmly believed that all the knowledge architects had combined with the skills of trained carpenters would result in something extraordinary. And he was right. When the two groups lowered their guards, dropped their prejudices magic happened and the clean functional style of Danish Modern was born. Wanscher and Iversen collaborated throughout their careers with stunning results. The console table has the A. J. Iversen label on its underside and one brass key is included. H. 71 cm. (28") L. 122 cm. (48") D. 42,5 cm. (16,6")  
  • nesting tables of Cuban mahogany designed in 1938 and manufactured by master cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær
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    SOLD – Very early nesting tables of Cuban mahogany

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    Very early nesting tables of Cuban mahogany by Jacob Kjær

    Three very early nesting tables of Cuban mahogany were designed in 1938 and executed by master cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær (1896-1957). Exhibited: The present model was exhibited at the ‘Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ 12th Guild exhibition’, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, stand 64, Sep. 15. – Oct. 2. 1938. Literature: Grete Jalk, ed., 40 years of Danish furniture design: the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions 1927-1966; Dansk møbelkunst gennem 40 aar: Københavns Snedkerlaugs møbeludstillinger 1927-1966, Copenhagen, 1987, Volume 2, pp. 52-53, ill. p. 53. H. 49,5-53 cm. (20") L. 46-53 cm. (20") W. 33-37 cm. (13,5")
  • Pair of Cuban mahogany chairs with red brown ish leather by Danish cabinetmaker
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    Pair of Cuban mahogany chairs with reddish leather

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    Pair of Cuban mahogany chairs with reddish leather by Danish cabinetmaker

    A pair of Cuban mahogany chairs upholstered with original patinated red leather. They are fitted with brass nails. Executed by a skilled cabinetmaker in Denmark ca. in the 1930s. W. 47 cm. Seating h. 47 cm. D. 44 cm. H. 85 cm.