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")
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")
Ole Wanscher, Seating
Set of six rosewood dining chairs by Ole WanscherThis set of six dining chairs designed by Ole Wanscher (1903-1985) is executed in rosewood. These chairs have seats upholstered with black horsehair and details of black leather. They were designed in 1942. The chairs were manufactured and labeled by Slagelse Møbelværk for Danish luxury department store Illum’s Bolighus. H. 75 cm. W. 45 cm. D. 45 cm. Literature: Illums Bolighus, catalogue circa 1960.