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.
Foldable games table of rosewood for Illums Bolighus
This elegant games table of rosewood folds to half/double size. It has a tabletop with decorative blue toned tiles in the corners and brass fittings.
The table was executed ca. in the 1950-1960s. for luxury department store Illums Bolighus in Copenhagen, Denmark.
It has the tag of ILLUMS BOLIGHUS KØBENHAVN on the back.
H. 74 cm. (29,2")
L. 42/84 cm. (16,5"/33")
W. 85 cm. (33,5")
This 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
Coffee table with hand coloured inlaid tiles by Frits Henningsen
The 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.