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.
This rare teak easy chair has a curvy seat and the back is upholstered with light fabric.
Its armrests and buttons on the back are fitted with Niger leather.The chair was designed early in 1947 by Arne Hovmand-Olsen (1919-1989) and executed by J. L. Møllers Møbelfabrik in Aarhus, Denmark.It was one of the very first easy chairs Mr. Hovmand-Olsen and Niels Otto Møller, the founder of J. L. Møllers Møbelfabrik created together. And even one of the very first chairs that was executed at J. L. Møllers Møbelfabrik. The two men were both still in their 20s and just starting out on what would become very successful careers for both of them.
Towards the end of the 1930s Arne Hovmand-Olsen worked at Peder Olsen Sibast carpentry on the island of Funen (a carpentry that later would become the more well-known furniture manufacturer Sibast Furniture which produced designs for Arne Vodder). But Hovmand-Olsen had the desire to create furniture designs himself, so he enrolled at Technical Collage in Århus in 1941.
A few years later towards the end of WW2, having finished his studies the young Hovmand-Olsen met Niels Otto Møller at the Trade Fair in Fredericia. N. O. Møller had recently set up production facilities and shop in Århus (where Hovmand had studied and resided) and was looking to expand his furniture production.
This chair became one of their first collaborations, if not the first.
Literature: Møbelhandleren. No. 6, 1947. Illustrated and mentioned p. 17.
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
This set of six dining chairs designed by Ole Wanscher (1903-1985) is executed in rosewood. These chairs have seats upholstered with black horsehair and details of black leather.
They were designed in 1942.
The chairs were manufactured and labeled by Slagelse Møbelværk for Danish luxury department store Illum’s Bolighus.
H. 75 cm.
W. 45 cm.
D. 45 cm.
Literature: Illums Bolighus, catalogue circa 1960.
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.