Danish cabinetmaker, Seating
High back armchair with leather by Danish cabinetmakerThis highback armchair has a frame of nutwood. It is upholstered with leather and fitted with brass nails.
Kaare Klint, Seating
High back leather upholstered armchair by Kaare KlintThis high back armchair of mahogany was designed by Kaare Klint (1888-1954) back in 1939. It was manufactured by Rud. Rasmussen Cabinetmakers, Denmark. The model is called 'Nørrevold' after the location of the building in central Copenhagen it was designed for. The model number is 5999. The seat and back are upholstered with patinated black leather as well as the adjustable headrest. Cabinetmaker Rudolf Rasmussen, born in 1888, the same year as Klint, had in 1904 taken over the family carpentry business from his father, founder Rudolph Rasmussen. Kaare Klint knew Rudolf from when they both attended Gregersens school in the well off neighbourhood of Frederiksberg. At the time a school where sons of architects and artists were mixed with the kids from the rougher neighbouring quarter (Nørrebro, where the Rud. Rasmussen family had their carpentry). The two peers would stick together and work together throughout their career. They even attended a local gymnastics team in their older years.
H. 114 cm. (44,9")
W. 65 cm. (25,6")D. 68 cm. (26,8")
Seating height 48 cm. (18,9")
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")
Frits Henningsen, Seating
1940s lounge chairs with black fabric by Frits HenningsenThis set of two lounge chairs were executed by master cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) ca. in the 1940s. The legs are in mahogany and the front pair are profiled. The seat and back are upholstered with patterned black fabric. Both Ole Wanscher and A. J. Iversen also used this type of patterned fabric for some of their best furnitures. A sofa with matching upholstery is also available.
Frits Henningsen, Tables
Coffee table with hand coloured inlaid tiles by Frits HenningsenThe so-called Chinese mahogany coffee table. Executed by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen ca. in the 1930s. On top it has inlaid unique tiles depicting a fruit basket with decorative flowers. The tiles are handcoloured by painter and ceramist Jens Thirslund and executed at Herman August Kählers (HAK) pottery. The present model was exhibited in ‘Industriforeningen’, Copenhagen in 1933. Stand 12.
Literature: 40 years of Danish furniture design : the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions 1927-1966 ; Dansk møbelkunst gennem 40 aar : Københavns Snedkerlaugs møbeludstillinger 1927-1966 / Jalk, Grethe . – Tåstrup, 1987, Bd. 1, s. 156-157.H. 53 cm. (21") L. 71 cm. (28") W. 55 cm. (21,5")
Ole Wanscher, Tables
Cuban mahogany console table with drawers by Ole WanscherThis 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")
Sold products, Jacob Kjær
Very early nesting tables of Cuban mahogany by Jacob KjærThree 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")
Sold products, Kaj Gottlob
Very rare set of Niger leather chairs by Kaj GottlobThis very rare set of four chairs was designed ca. 1935 by Kaj Gottlob (1887-1976). The chairs are made of Cuba mahogany and upholstered with original patinated Niger leather as well as fitted with brass nails. Executed ca. 1935 by master cabinetmaker A. J. Iversen, Copenhagen. Exhibited: The present model was among the more than 250 carefully selected pieces exhibited at the ‘Masterpieces: 100 Years of Danish Cabinetmaking’, Kronborg Castle, Helsingør, 13. October – 3. December 2000. Literature: Bodil Busk Laursen, Søren Matz and Christian Holmsted Olesen, eds., Mesterværker: 100 års dansk møbelsnedkeri, Copenhagen, 2003, p. 131. H. 85 cm. (33,5") D. 48 cm. (18,9") W. 45-53 cm. (17,7"-20,9")
Danish Designer, Seating
Pair of Cuban mahogany chairs with reddish leather by Danish cabinetmakerA 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.
Ole Wanscher, Seating
Set of eight mahogany dining chairs by Ole WanscherThis set of eight dining chairs designed by Ole Wanscher (1903-1985) is executed in mahogany. Back of the chairs have cross-bars and the seats are upholstered with black fabric. These chairs were executed ca. in the 1950s for luxury department store Illums Bolighus. The have metal tags: ILLUMS BOLIGHUS KØBENHAVN. H. 85 cm. (33,5") Seating height 44 cm. (17,3") A matching elliptical dining table with extension and two extra leaves is also available. Photos of the table available on request. H. 74 cm. (29") L. 183/241/299 cm. (72"/95"/118")