Rare set of four fumed oak chairs with black leather by Chris Sørensen
This rare set of four fumed oak chairs with patinated black leather is by architect Chris Sørensen. The chairs were designed in 1955 and executed by Nils Otto Møllers company 'J. L. Møllers møbelfabrik' in Aarhus, Denmark.
The model number is 74.
Fumed oak or smoked oak as it is also known has in fact nothing to do with smoke or heat treatment. The original light oak wood was made darker by exposing it to ammonia fumes. The ammonia reacts with the natural tannins in the wood, which gives it a darker colour and brings out the grain pattern. The longer the wood is exposed to ammonia the darker it gets.
Apparently this ageing technique was invented by accident in England hundreds of years ago, when it was noticed that oak planks stored in the horse stable would darken because of exposure to the ammonia fumes from the horse urine.
H 78 cm. (30,7")
W 51 cm. (20")
L 46 cm. (18,1")
Seating H 42 (16,5")
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.
SOLD - Set of six chairs with Niger leather by Frits Henningsen
This set of six chairs by master cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) with profiled frames of oak has seats and backs upholstered with original patinated Niger leather. Backs fitted with brass nails.
Executed in Denmark ca. in the 1930s.
Seat height approx. 44 cm. (17,3")
W. 48 cm. (18,9")
L. 49 cm. (19,3")
Rare teak sewing chest with rosewood details by Poul Hundevad
This rare sewing chest of teak with rosewood details and brass fittings has legs of oak.
It is model number 15 and was designed ca. in the 1950.
The chest was executed by Poul Hundevad (1917-2011).
Literature: Dansk Kunsthåndværk årg. 1952 no. 12.
H. 63 cm. (24,8")
L. 64 cm. (25,2")
W. 41 cm. (16,1")