SOLD – Rare wing back chair in Niger leather by Børge Mogensen
This rare and large wingback armchair was designed by Børge Mogensen (1914-1972) in 1944 and executed the same year by master cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The frame is of Brazilian rosewood and it is upholstered with Niger leather.
The present model executed in Brazilian rosewood is extremely rare. The very few existing examples of this model are executed respectively in beech, mahogany and rosewood, making this present model in the fine Brazilian rosewood and Niger leather extraordinaire.
Exhibited: The present model was exhibited at the ‘Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild’, Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, 1944, stand 25 and again at the ‘Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild’, Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, 1947, stand 25.
Literature: Dansk møbelkunst gennem 40 aar: Københavns Snedkerlaugs møbeludstillinger 1927-1966/ Jalk, Grethe – Tåstrup, 1987, Vol. 2, p. 233 and Vol. 3 p. 23.
Very early nesting tables of Cuban mahogany by Jacob Kjær
Three very early nesting tables of Cuban mahogany were designed in 1938 and executed by master cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær (1896-1957).
Exhibited: The present model was exhibited at the ‘Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ 12th Guild exhibition’, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, stand 64, Sep. 15. – Oct. 2. 1938.
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 2, pp. 52-53, ill. p. 53.
H. 49,5-53 cm. (20")
L. 46-53 cm. (20")
W. 33-37 cm. (13,5")
Very rare and early wingback armchair by Grete Jalk and Ejner Larsen
This very rare wingback was designed in 1946 by Grete Jalk (1920-2006) and Ejner Larsen (1917-1987). The legs are of elm. Seat, back and sides are upholstered with light fabric including Niger leather buttons and piping.
The young Grete Jalk had just finished her studies at the Danish Design Academy, where she had trained to become a furniture designer, when she in collaboration with the slightly older Ejner Larsen designed this wingback. Ejner Larsen had finished his studies a few years earlier and was in 1946 actually teaching at the academy.
Together they entered the cabinetmaker’s design competition in 1946. Jalk had entered the competition the year before without success, but this time she wins 1st prize with Ejner Larsen. After having won she is offered a position at the academy in Stockholm and despite her collaborative success with Ejner Larsen she accepts and moves to Sweden - for six months initially, but she ends up staying on for longer.
Back in Denmark Ejner Larsen is looking for a new partner and the year after he joins forces with Aksel Bender Madsen, whom he had studied with at the academy. The two would go on to collaborate for decades and most of the time with master cabinetmaker Willy Beck, who also helped Jalk and Larsen execute this particular wingback chair.
This wingback was exhibited at The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition, Kunstindustrimuseet, stand 17, Sep 27 to Oct 13 1946.
H. 111 cm. (43,7")
D. 85 cm. (33,5")
Seating H. 42 cm. (16,5")
W. 85 cm. (33,5")
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 2, pp. 286-287, ill. p. 287.
Very large dark grey stoneware vase with soft blue hints by Günther Praschak
This very large stoneware vase by Austrian potter Günther Praschak (1940-2015) has a dark brown, almost black glaze with blue hints, rounded corners and a lipped opening.
The 41 cm tall and 18 cm wide vase was executed in the late 1960s in limited edition by Knabstrup Keramik, Denmark.
It is signed with the artist's monogram and stamped by Knabstrup.
Günther Praschak was born in Vienna in 1940 and became a trained ceramist in the same city in 1963. The year after he travelled to Denmark and was hired at Knabstrup Keramik. Whilst there he worked closely with the artistic leader Johannes Hansen and the German ceramist Dietlinde Hein.
Praschak returned to Austria in 1970 and became a tutor at the art academy in Linz. From 1973 to 2004 he was a professor at Universität für Künstlerische und Industrielle Gestaltung in Linz.
Very rare petite sofa with curved teak by C. H. Brockmann-Petersen
This very rare petite sofa designed by C. H. Brockmann Petersen (1914-1972) has a combined curved teak backrest and armrest. Its seat is in woven cane. The bearing bars underneath are executed in a combination of fair and darker teak.
The sofa was designed in 1956.
It was executed by cabinetmaker Louis G. Thiersen & Søn, Denmark.
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, Vol. 3, p. 389.
H. 72 cm. (28,3")
L. 98 cm. (38,6")
D. 47 cm. (18,5")
Seating height: 46 cm. (18,1")