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    Sale 7620

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    28 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 22

    GERRIT THOMAS RIETVELD (1888-1964)

    MILITARY CHAIR, DESIGNED 1923-6

    Price Realised  

    GERRIT THOMAS RIETVELD (1888-1964)
    MILITARY CHAIR, DESIGNED 1923-6
    one of two executed 1930, black-stained wood with chromed steel bolts
    35¼ in. (88.5 cm.) high; 16 in. (40.5 cm.) wide; 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Guus van Dijk
    Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Cologne


    Saleroom Notice

    This lot should read this is one of four chairs commissioned and not two.


    Literature

    Marijke Küper & Ida van Zijl, Gerrit Rietveld: The Complete Works 1888-1964, Utrecht, 1992, p. 93, cat. no. 73 (design illustrated)
    Peter Vöge, The Complete Rietveld Furniture, Rotterdam, 1993, p. 69, cat. no. 77 (design illustrated)