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    Sale 2009

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    13 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 125

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)

    'SITZMASCHINE' A STAINED BEECH AND BENTWOOD ADJUSTABLE ARMCHAIR, DESIGNED CIRCA 1908

    Price Realised  

    JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)
    'Sitzmaschine' A Stained Beech and Bentwood Adjustable Armchair, designed circa 1908
    model no. 670, with hinged adjustable back, manufactured by Jacob & Josef Kohn
    approximately 40½ in. (103 cm.) high


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    cf. D. Ostergard, Bent Wood and Metal Furniture: 1850-1946, New York, 1987, p. 258 for an illustration of this chair model.
    C. and P. Feill, 1000 Chairs, Cologne, 1997, p. 129 for another illustration of this model.