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    Sale 2255

    The Modern Age: The Collection of Alice Lawrence

    5 - 6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 408

    OTTO WAGNER (1841-1918)

    A BENT AND STAINED BEECH, CANE AND NICKELED-METAL ARMCHAIR FROM THE ÖSTERREICHISCHE POSTSPARKASSE, 1904-1906

    Price Realised  

    OTTO WAGNER (1841-1918)
    A Bent and Stained Beech, Cane and Nickeled-Metal Armchair from the Österreichische Postsparkasse, 1904-1906
    manufactured by Thonet
    Height: 31 in. (78.8 cm.)
    with manufacturer's paper label (on the underside)


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    cf. C. Wilk, Thonet: 150 Years of Furniture, Woodbury, New York, 1980, p. 63 for a period illustration of this chair model.
    P. Asenbaum et al., Otto Wagner: Möbel und Innenräume, 1984, Salzburg, p. 44, fig. 49 and p. 234, fig. 304 for period illustrations of the chair model in the Board Room of the Austrian Postal Savings Bank from the publication Das Interieur, 1907, pl. 48; and Asenbaum p. 235, fig. 307 for an alternate view of the Board Room.
    D. Ostergard, Bent Wood and Metal Furniture 1850-1946, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1987, p. 114, fig. 4-44 and p. 246, cat. no. 46.

    Provenance

    Modernism Gallery, New York.