High back leather upholstered armchair by Kaare Klint
This 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.
Rare teak sofa with original upholstery by Grete Jalk
This rare teak sofa designed ca. 1952 by Grete Jalk (1920-2006) has its original seat and back cushions with spring coils. The cushions are upholstered with the original green fabric designed by Grete Jalk (verified by Grete Jalk 24 October 2001).
The sofa was executed ca. 1952 by France and Daverkosen (later France & Son). France and Daverkosen was in the 1950s one of the most successful Danish furniture manufacturers. The company was founded by Fearnley France and now famous and very established architects like Finn Juhl, Peter Hvidt, Orla Mølgaard and Ole Wanscher created designs for France and Daverkosen.
The model number of this sofa is 118/4.
It is marked with France and Daverkosen plaque on lower backrest.
This early and original model is an absolute rarity.
Literature: Mobilia 1955
H. 84 cm. (33")
L. 205 cm. (80,1")
D. 80 cm. (31,5")
Very rare easy chair with curvy armrests by Nanna Ditzel & Jørgen Ditzel
This very rare easy chair was designed ca. 1950 by fellow architects and husband and wife Jørgen and Nanna Ditzel (1921-1961 and 1923-2005).
The chair has curvy armrests and stained beech legs. The sides, seat and back upholstered with original greenish plush.
The model name is 'AP 14'.
This chair was was executed 1950 by AP Stolen, which in the 1950s was one of the leading furniture and upholstery stores in Copenhagen, Denmark owned and founded by cabinetmaker Anker Petersen.
Very rare pair of velour upholstered chairs by Nanna Ditzel
This very rare pair of chairs designed by Nanna Ditzel has sculptural armrests like tiny wings. The chairs have stained oak legs. Sides, seats and backs are upholstered with a yellowish velour.
The chairs were designed in 1955 and executed by master cabinetmaker Knud Willadsen, owner of Søren Willadsens Møbelfabrik, Denmark.
The chair model was exhibited at the Fredericia Furniture fair in 1955 at Søren Willadsens Møbelfabrik's stand. Here it was presented as a desk chair together with Ditzel's more famous model 93 desk.