Rare table with decorative tiles on top and brass legs by Bjørn Wiinblad
This square table by Danish multi-artist Bjørn Wiinblad (1918-2006) has a total of no less than 196 handpainted tiles on top. The tabletop frame is made from wenge and the legs are brass.
It was designed and executed in 1960 for luxury department store Illums Bolighus.
Bjørn Wiinblad was one of Danmark’s the most versatile and successful artist ever. He applied his creativity to ever so many materials - ceramics, glass, porcelain, paper, and when creating furniture often added precious woods and metals.
The table is signed by Wiinblad and it has a plaque from Illums Bolighus under tabletop.
H. 49 cm. (19,3")
W. 73,5 (29”) x 73,5 (29”)
Three legged side table with brass features by Yngve Ekström
This three legged side table was designed by the Swedish architect Yngve Ekström (1913-1988).
The tables has brass features inlaid in the teak tabletop and the legs are of beech.
It was executed by Swedish producer DUX ca. in the 1960s.
H. 48 cm. (19”)
L. 60 cm. (23,6”)
Three legged side table in Brazilian rosewood by William Watting
This three legged side table in Brazilian Rosewood has three stretchers below joining at the center.
The table was made ca. in the 1940s by William Watting.
Watting was an American architect, who had a fine furniture store in Copenhagen, Denmark in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. He designed end executed pieces himself as well as sold other high quality modern furniture.
Literature: Advertised in "Nyt tidsskrift for kunstindustri", 1947.
H. 54 cm. (21,2”)
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.