This pair of elegant table lamps is glazed with a deep blue and redish brown colour.
They were produced at Søholm Ceramics ca. in the 1950s.
Model number is 941.
H. 70 cm. (27,5”)
Literature: Center of Modern Design, Copenhagen. Illums Bolighus, Denmark. Exhibition catalogue 1955, p. 44.
Very rare bonbonnières with gold leaf by Jens Thirslund
These two very rare earthenware bonbonnières designed by Jens Thirslund (1892-1942) were executed by Herman A. Kähler, Denmark, in the 1920s.
The fancy lidded boxes made for delicious confectionery are glazed with emerald green, red and white luster and 24-carat gold leaf.
In 1875, Herman August Kähler began experimenting with metallic glazes together with the pottery’s artistic director Karl Hansen Reistrup. Kähler and Reistrup achieved recognition at the Great Nordic Exhibition in 1888 held in Copenhagen and the Exposition Universelle of 1889 in Paris. These bonbonnières by ceramist Jens Thirslund are a further development of the pottery’s technique with metallic glazes.
They have the ‘HAK, Danmark’ monogram incised.
Exhibited: Similar models were presented at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1925.
Pair of Cuban mahogany chairs with reddish leather by Danish cabinetmaker
A pair of Cuban mahogany chairs upholstered with original patinated red leather. They are fitted with brass nails.
Executed by a skilled cabinetmaker in Denmark ca. in the 1930s.
W. 47 cm.
Seating h. 47 cm.
D. 44 cm.
H. 85 cm.
Pair of orchestra chairs for musicians by Vilhelm Lauritzen
This pair of orchestra chairs was designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen (1894-1984) for musicians to be seated comfortably in the concert hall inside 'Radiohuset' (The Radio Building) - the now former headquarters of national Danish broadcaster DR.
Vilhelm Lauritzen designed Radiohuset from 1935 to 1945 when it was officially opened. It was a time when radio was a new and exciting form of technology that gave the people an experience out of the ordinary, and therefore when it came to the designing the interior of Radiohuset that too had to be out of the ordinary. Very exclusive materials were used and everything was custom made. A young Finn Juhl was also part of the project as he worked for V. Lauritzen at the time.
The frame of the chairs is solid oak and they are upholstered with light wool fabric. Their legs swirl elegantly down to the brass feet. Both seat and backrest of the chairs are adjustable to suit specific needs for comfort.
The chairs are not only suitable for musicians, also creative artist such as painters and writers could benefit from them. The chairs artistic design would furthermore add elegance to most locations.