Sejer Keramikfabrik, Lighting
Very large and unique ceramic lamp by Sejer KeramikfabrikThis very large ceramic table or floor lamp has details of brass and colored glass. It was designed and executed by Sejer Keramikfabrik located on the island of Funen in Denmark. Circa 1960. Sejer Keramikfabrik was a smaller potter's studio which produced various limited production pieces and often elegantly glazed. The pieces were rarely credited to one specific potter, as management believed it was the studio that should stand out, and not one single potter. The lamp is signed on the base. H. 55 cm. (21,7") H. incl. lamp shade mount: 75 cm. (29,5") W. 32 cm. (12,6")
Jette Hellerøe, Lighting
Very large and unique stoneware lamp by Jette Hellerøe for AxellaThis very large and unique stoneware table or floor lamp was executed by Axella, Denmark in the early 1970s. The lamp is signed by artist and maker on the base. Axella Lighting was founded by artist Aksel Larsen primo 1970. H. 50 cm. H. incl. lamp shade mount 70 cm. D. 29 cm (11,4)
Jørgen Gammelgaard, Seating
Unique chair bench with woven canvas seat by Jørgen GammelgaardThis unique chair bench by Jørgen Gammelgaard (1938-1991) was made as a prototype for The Royal National Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark ca. 1983 when architects Eva and Nils Koppel decorated the new actors foyer as part of the extension at Kgs. Nytorv. It has a frame of maple with a black-lacquered back piece and a long seat with woven canvas. The idea was to create a piece of furniture for actors and ballet dancers to both sit and stretch during rehearsal- or performance-breaks. The hand-built prototype was never produced in numbers. In the late 1950s Jørgen Gammelgaard worked as a cabinetmaker with A. J. Iversen before studying at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, where he worked under architects Poul Kjærholm and Ole Wanscher. Literature: 'Jørgen Gammelgaard' by Per Mollerup, 1995
Louis G. Thiersen, Seating
Unique chaise longue with gold details by Louis G. Thiersen
This unique chaise longue was designed in 1928. The frame is of black painted wood and it has a monumental meander border coated in gold. The back is shaped like the Vitruvian wave. Both the seat and back are upholstered with light fabric.
It was executed by Danish master cabinetmaker Louis G. Thiersen (1875-1958).
The chaise longue was exhibited at The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' 2nd Guild Exhibition, Teknologisk Instituts Udstillingslokaler, Copenhagen, stand 3, Oct. 27. – Nov. 11. 1928. Exhibition Designer: Tyge Hvass.
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 1, pp. 48-49, ill. p. 49.H. 75 cm. W. 63 cm. L. 165 cm.
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")
Hans J. Wegner, Tables
Unique cherry and rosewood side table by Hans J. Wegner
This unique side table 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. There are three drawers on the front and a shelf below. The feet are of solid rosewood.Provenance: Architect Tang Ørnebjerg. The side table 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 side table plus original receipt with Mr. Wegner’s own signature included. H. 67 cm. (26,4") L. 65 cm. (25,6") W. 45 cm. (17,7")
Johannes Aasbjerg Andersen, Tables
Unique colourful coffee table with tiles by Johannes Aasbjerg AndersenThis large colourful coffee table was designed by Johannes Aasbjerg Andersen (1921-2006) in the 1950s. It was executed by Aasbjerg & Ørtoft by special commission in 1965. The table has 24 decorative and unique handmade enamel tiles on top. And the tabletop frame is of solid Brazilian rosewood. The legs are black lacquered steel with solid Brazilian rosewood feet. One of the tiles on top is signed by hand and dated 1965. Aasbjerg & Ørtoft was founded by Johannes and his brother Harry Ørtoft after the Second World War. They were both cabinetmakers but Johannes furthermore the designer and salesman. They started out producing bespoke pieces in the wealthy areas just north of Copenhagen, and later on when business was growing they began exporting to Europe and the USA. The black and white catalogue photos from Danish luxury department store Illum Bolighus showcase the table together with chairs by Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti. H. 48 cm. (19") L. 162 cm. (63,8") W. 62 cm. (24,5") Literature: Center of Modern Design, Copenhagen. Illums Bolighus, Denmark. Exhibition catalogue 1959, pp. 12 and 22. Center of Modern Design, Copenhagen. Illums Bolighus, Denmark. Frontpage picture of the commercial catalogue for the 1960 Luxury main exhibition catalogue. Center of Modern Design, Copenhagen. Illums Bolighus, Denmark. Exhibition catalogue 1965. Center of Modern Design, Copenhagen. Illums Bolighus, Denmark. Exhibition catalogue 1959, p. 22. Exhibited together with supplementary important design pieces, for example Gio Ponti’s ’Distex’ armchair, model no. 807 and armchair, model no. 803. Both armchairs designed circa 1954.
Hans J. Wegner, Seating
Unique desk chair with red Niger leather by Hans J. WegnerThis unique desk chair was designed and executed in 1948 by Danish architect Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007) and master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen (1886-1961).
The chair has a cherry wood frame and red Niger leather upholstery.Provenance: Architect Tang Ørnebjerg. This desk chair 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 desk chair plus original receipt with Mr. Wegner’s own signature included. H. 84 cm. (33") W. 62,5 cm. (24,6") D. 45 cm. (17,7") Seating H. 43,5 cm. (17,1)
Sold products, Severin Hansen Junior
Unique double-sided partner's desk by Severin Hansen JuniorThis unique freestanding double-sided partner's desk is made of teak and mounted on tapering legs. Both fronts has three drawers in rail, fitted with keyholes in brass. It was made by special order late in the 1950s. The table was made with an adjustable height. Approximately 10 cm. of the legs can be removed and attached. Two keys are included. H. 73 cm. (28,7") W. 124 cm. (48,8") L. 119 cm. (46,9")
Poul Kjærholm, Tables
Unique dining table in oak by Poul KjærholmThis unique dining table in oak was both designed and executed by Poul Kjærholm (1929-1980) in 1949. The table top has rounded edges and is on round legs. There are two extra leaves included. This is one of the earliest pieces by Poul Kjærholm and one of the very few pieces he both designed and executed himself. .
In 1949, after having completed his training to become a cabinetmaker at Th. Grønbech, Poul Kjærholm was employed by master cabinetmaker Uhrskov in Hjørring, Denmark. And it was there he in March of that year was asked to design and manufacture a wedding gift for Uhrskov’s sister-in-law. The gift became the above mentioned dining table and a cabinet.Provenance: By descent in the family of cabinetmaker Uhrskov. Original sketch signed by Poul Kjærholm in March 1949, comes with the table
H. 72,5 cm.
L. 130/190 cm.
W. 85 cm.