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.
Rare bamboo and rattan furniture set by Flemming Lassen
This important bamboo and rattan furniture set by architect Flemming Lassen (1902-1984) consists of a unique two-seater sofa and three easy chairs.
The circular coffee table, top and shelf of raw glass by architect Jørgen Rohweder (1904-1994).
Original cushions included, upholstered with green striped “Capsella”fabric designed by Danish textile artist Helga Foghs (1902-1974).
The lounge chairs are model umber 340 and they were designed in 1940 and exhibited at Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 1940.
These examples manufactured 1940 by E.V.A. Nissen & Co.
LITERATURE: Sigvard Bernadotte & Johs. Lehm-Laursen,Moderne Dansk Boligkunst, 1947, Vol 2, p. 184.
Sketch drawning courtesy of the Danish National Art Library.
L. 129 cm.
H. 58,5 cm. Diam. 67 cm.
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 three-seater sofa of nut wood by Kaj Gottlob
This very rare three-seater sofa was designed in 1930 by Kaj Gottlob (1887-1976).
It has a frame of nut wood. The seat, back and sides are upholstered with blue fabric.
This example executed 1933 by master cabinetmaker A. J. Iversen. Denmark. Copy of receipt from A. J. Iversen included.
Exhibited: The present model was exhibited at The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' 4th Guild Exhibition, Teknologisk Instituts Udstillingslokaler, Copenhagen, stand 4A, Oct. 11. – Oct. 26. 1930. Exhibition Designer: Magnus Læssøe Stephensen.
Literature: Grete Jalk, ed., 40 years of Danish furniture design: the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions 1927-1966; Dansk møbelkunst gennem 40 aar: Københavns Snedkerlaugs møbeludstillinger 1927-1966, Copenhagen, 1987, Volume 1, pp. 78-79, ill. p. 79.