This unique dining table in oak was both designed and executed by Poul Kjærholm (1929-1980) in 1949.
The table top has rounded edges and is on round legs. There are two extra leaves included.
This is one of the earliest pieces by Poul Kjærholm and one of the very few pieces he both designed and executed himself. .
In 1949, after having completed his training to become a cabinetmaker at Th. Grønbech, Poul Kjærholm was employed by master cabinetmaker Uhrskov in Hjørring, Denmark. And it was there he in March of that year was asked to design and manufacture a wedding gift for Uhrskov’s sister-in-law. The gift became the above mentioned dining table and a cabinet.
Provenance: By descent in the family of cabinetmaker Uhrskov.
Original sketch signed by Poul Kjærholm in March 1949, comes with the table
Teak table with contrasting birch details by Tove og Edvard Kindt-Larsen
This coffee table was designed by Danish architects husband and wife Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen for the Swedish furniture manufacturer Säffle Möbelfabrik.
It is made from solid teak. The table top has raised edges and decorative contrasting birch splines that are made visible at both ends of the table.
This example was designed and executed approx. 1961.
Table is stamped by maker.
Literature: Mobilia 1961.
Black midcentury sculptural sofa by Danish cabinetmaker
This free standing sculptural sofa from the 1940s - 1950s has round fore and hind legs of oak.
The sofa is upholstered with patinated Napa leather. The back is fitted with buttons.
H. 85 cm. (33,5")
L. 140 cm. (55,1")
Chinese inspired mahogany coffee table by Frits Henningsen
This Chinese inspired mahogany coffee table was executed by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen (1889-1965) ca. in the 1930s.
The table top is decorated with unique tiles depicting Chinese Fenghuang birds also called the August rooster - a positive symbol of high virtue and grace. The tiles are handcoloured by painter and ceramist Jens Thirslund and executed at Herman August Kählers (HAK) pottery.
Exhibited: The present model was exhibited in ‘Industriforeningen’, Copenhagen in 1933. Stand 12.
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, Bd. 1, s. 156-157.