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    Sale 7620

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    28 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 26

    AXEL EINAR HJORTH (1888-1959)

    UTO DINING TABLE, CIRCA 1930

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    AXEL EINAR HJORTH (1888-1959)
    UTO DINING TABLE, CIRCA 1930
    solid oak, on massive trestle supports
    29¼ in. (74 cm.) high; 70¾ in. (180 cm.) wide; 25½ in. (65 cm.) deep
    metal label to underside NK R36675 C25707


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    In 1932 the Swedish retailer Nordiska Kompaniet, for whom Hjorth was in charge of furniture design, organised a display of furnishings, some of which had been previously presented at the 1929 Barcelona and 1930 Stockholm exhibitions. The exhibition included one of the two examples of this table that were produced.

    Company records confirm that this example, which bears the probable exhibition number C25707 to the underside, was purchased from Nordiska Kompaniet on the 5th July 1932 by Adolf Stalbo, a prominent Swedish shipping industrialist.

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