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Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM CDT

Tradition & Innovation

Sale 5001 Lot 42

Hans Wegner (1914-2007) for Johannes Hansen
Architect's desk, #JH571
Denmark, circa 1959
teak, oak, matte chrome-plated steel, brass
branded mark
77"w x 35 1/2"d x 28 1/2"h

Provenance:
Private Collection, Chicago, Illinois

Exhibitions:
Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 1954, stand 23

Literature:
Jalk, Grete, ed., Dansk Mobelkunst gennem 40 aar: Kobenhavns Snedkerlaugs Mobeludstillinger 1927-1966, Teknologisk Instituts Forlag, 1987, p. 281, vol. 3 (1947-1956)

Nielson, Johan Møller, Wegner en Dansk Møbelkunstner, Gyldenal, 1965, pp. 70, 87, and 107

Olesen, Christian Holmsted, Wegner: Just One Good Chair, Design Museum Denmark, 2014, pp. 63 and 240

Wegner Møbelsnedkeri, Johannes Hansen, 1970, n.p.

Catalog Note:
Executed by master cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, this desk is one of few examples to feature a solid teak desktop.

Estimate $8,000-12,000

Sold for $25,000