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.
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.
Rare three-legged table with quarter sawn table top by Kurt Østervig
This very rare three-legged coffee table designed by Kurt Østervig (1912-1986) has an impressive quarter sawn teak table top with raised edges. It has carved legs with cross-stretchers of patinated oak and elegant teak "shoes".
It was designed and executed ca. 1952.
The coffee table was executed by Jason Møbler in Ringsted, Denmark.