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    Sale 7656

    Nordic Art

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 47

    Josef Frank (Austrian, 1885-1967)

    CHEST OF DRAWERS

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Josef Frank (Austrian, 1885-1967)
    Chest of Drawers
    circa 1950, produced for Svensk Tenn, mahogany case with lithographed paper decoration and brass pulls
    30 in. (76 cm.) high; 51½ in. (131 cm.) wide; 17 in. (43 cm.) deep


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    Austrian architect and designer Frank was a leading figure in central-European Modernism, contributing to the noted Weissenhofsiedlung exhibition, Stuttgart, 1927. Forced to emigrate Stockholm in 1933, he developed a highly successful relationship with retailer prominent and influential Svensk Tenn.

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    Literature

    N. Stretzler-Levine, Josef Frank, Architect and Designer, an Alternative Vision of the Modern Home, New York, 1996, p. 272, no. 122a (example illustrated).