Very large vase with two handles by Herman Hans Christian KählerThis generous sized and magnificent earthenware vase with two handles was designed and executed around 1897 by Herman Hans Christian Kähler (b. 1876, d. 1940) with luster decoration by Karl Hansen Reistrup. Herman Hans Christian Kähler was the son of Herman August Kähler and grandson of Herman Joachim Kähler. Yes, a lot of Hermans. Herman August Kähler was the one who put the Kähler name on the map, and his initials that became the pottery’s HAK-monogram. This vase is from the time when Herman August Kähler and Karl Hansen Reistrup were creating incredible pieces and showcasing them all over the world. His son, Herman Hans Christian Kähler was in his twenties learning the trade and experimenting along side. Herman H. C. Kähler would some years later take over the family business and change the style, but at that time he was very much his father’s son. Signed ‘HAK’ monogram and incised ‘Danmark’. H. 34,5 cm. (13,5") W. 18 cm. (7,1") Exhibited: Den nordiske Udstilling i Stockholm, Sweden 1897. Literature: Peder Rasmussen. Kählers Værk: om familien Kähler og deres keramiske værksted i Næstved 1839-1974. Nyt Nordisk Forlag, i samarbejde med Det Danske Kunstindustrimuseum, 2002.
Ole Wanscher, Tables
Lady's writing desk in Cuban mahogany by Ole WanscherThis 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")
Hans J. Wegner, Tables
Unique cheery wood and teak writing desk by Hans J. WegnerThis unique writing desk was designed and executed in 1948 by Danish architect Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) and master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen (1886-1961).
It has a cherry wood frame with feet of solid teak. The two drawers have brass handles. An original handcrafted brass key is includedProvenance: Architect Tang Ørnebjerg. The writing desk was made by special order for his apartment in Frederiksberg. It was purchased in 1948 directly from Johannes Hansen in Bredgade, Copenhagen. A sketch drawing of the writing desk plus original receipt with Mr. Wegner’s own signature included. H. 74 cm. (29,1") L. 131 cm. (51,6") W. 66 cm. (26")
Frits Henningsen, Tables
Rosewood coffee table with brass details by Frits HenningsenThis coffee table of Brazilian rosewood was designed and executed by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen (1889-1965). It has a profiled edge and an apron. And there are two drawers on each side with brass handles. The legs are fitted with brass shoes. Two examples available. H. 52 cm (20,5") L. 130 (51") W. 64 cm. (25")