• Important 20th Century Decorat auction at Christies

    Sale 2230

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    8 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 239

    AXEL EINER HJORTH (1888-1959)

    AN OAK 'UTO' DINING TABLE, CIRCA 1930

    Price Realised  

    AXEL EINER HJORTH (1888-1959)
    An Oak 'Uto' Dining Table, circa 1930
    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, organized 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.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this table is in pine, not oak as stated in the catalogue. The table is not marked on the underside as stated in the catalogue.

    This example was also not purchased from Nordiska Kompaniet on the 5th July 1932 by Adolf Stalbo, a prominent Swedish shipping industrialist as described in the catalogue, nor was it included in the exhibiton by Nordiska Kompaniet in 1932.


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