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.
Coffee table with hand coloured inlaid tiles by Frits Henningsen
The so-called Chinese mahogany coffee table. Executed by cabinetmaker Frits Henningsen ca. in the 1930s.
On top it has inlaid unique tiles depicting a fruit basket with decorative flowers. The tiles are handcoloured by painter and ceramist Jens Thirslund and executed at Herman August Kählers (HAK) pottery.
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.
High back leather upholstered armchair by Kaare Klint
This high back armchair of mahogany was designed by Kaare Klint (1888-1954) back in 1939.
It was manufactured by Rud. Rasmussen Cabinetmakers, Denmark.
The model is called 'Nørrevold' after the location of the building in central Copenhagen it was designed for. The model number is 5999.
The seat and back are upholstered with patinated black leather as well as the adjustable headrest.
Cabinetmaker Rudolf Rasmussen, born in 1888, the same year as Klint, had in 1904 taken over the family carpentry business from his father, founder Rudolph Rasmussen.
Kaare Klint knew Rudolf from when they both attended Gregersens school in the well off neighbourhood of Frederiksberg. At the time a school where sons of architects and artists were mixed with the kids from the rougher neighbouring quarter (Nørrebro, where the Rud. Rasmussen family had their carpentry).
The two peers would stick together and work together throughout their career. They even attended a local gymnastics team in their older years.
Floor lamp with stand in braided leather for Nordiska Kompaniet (NK)
This intriguing floor lamp with patinated braided brown leather was designed for the Swedish luxury department store Nordiska Kompaniet in the 1940’s. The lamp stand and base are of brass.
H. 128 cm. (50"),
H. with shade 160 cm. (63")
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")