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E. F. Sekler, Josef Hoffmann: The Architectural Work, New Jersey, 1985, p. 362;
J. Kallir, Viennese Design and the Wiener Werkstätte, 1986, Japan, p. 34, fig. 35, another example illustrated;
C. Witt-Dorring (ed.); M. Huey (contrib.), Josef Hoffmann Interiors 1902-1913, New York, 2006, p. 210 for a 1918 photograph of Hodler seated on a covered example of this chair in the dining room, pp. 210-213, for discussions of the commission, p. 212, pl. 80 showing another example;
A. Sarnitz, Josef Hoffmann: L'Univer De La Beauté, 2007.