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.
Unique chair bench with woven canvas seat by Jørgen Gammelgaard
This unique chair bench by Jørgen Gammelgaard (1938-1991) was made as a prototype for The Royal National Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark ca. 1983 when architects Eva and Nils Koppel decorated the new actors foyer as part of the extension at Kgs. Nytorv.
It has a frame of maple with a black-lacquered back piece and a long seat with woven canvas.
The idea was to create a piece of furniture for actors and ballet dancers to both sit and stretch during rehearsal- or performance-breaks.
The hand-built prototype was never produced in numbers.
In the late 1950s Jørgen Gammelgaard worked as a cabinetmaker with A. J. Iversen before studying at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, where he worked under architects Poul Kjærholm and Ole Wanscher.
Literature: 'Jørgen Gammelgaard' by Per Mollerup, 1995
Very rare set of Niger leather chairs by Kaj Gottlob
This very rare set of four chairs was designed ca. 1935 by Kaj Gottlob (1887-1976).
The chairs are made of Cuba mahogany and upholstered with original patinated Niger leather as well as fitted with brass nails.
Executed ca. 1935 by master cabinetmaker A. J. Iversen, Copenhagen.
Exhibited: The present model was among the more than 250 carefully selected pieces exhibited at the ‘Masterpieces: 100 Years of Danish Cabinetmaking’, Kronborg Castle, Helsingør, 13. October – 3. December 2000.
Literature: Bodil Busk Laursen, Søren Matz and Christian Holmsted Olesen, eds., Mesterværker: 100 års dansk møbelsnedkeri, Copenhagen, 2003, p. 131.
H. 85 cm. (33,5")
D. 48 cm. (18,9")
W. 45-53 cm. (17,7"-20,9")
Very rare pair of velour upholstered chairs by Nanna Ditzel
This very rare pair of chairs designed by Nanna Ditzel has sculptural armrests like tiny wings. The chairs have stained oak legs. Sides, seats and backs are upholstered with a yellowish velour.
The chairs were designed in 1955 and executed by master cabinetmaker Knud Willadsen, owner of Søren Willadsens Møbelfabrik, Denmark.
The chair model was exhibited at the Fredericia Furniture fair in 1955 at Søren Willadsens Møbelfabrik's stand. Here it was presented as a desk chair together with Ditzel's more famous model 93 desk.
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.