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    Sale 1942

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    18 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 265

    OTTO WAGNER (1841-1918)

    AN EBONIZED WOOD AND ALUMINUM DESK, 1904-1906

    Price Realised  

    OTTO WAGNER (1841-1918)
    An Ebonized Wood and Aluminum Desk, 1904-1906
    for the Österreichische Postsparkasse, Thonet
    43 in. (109.2 cm.) high, 46 in. (118 cm.) wide, 25 in. (64.8 cm.) deep
    numbered 238 and 237 on drawers, locks stamped ALEX.ALBERT


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    This desk was designed for the Buchungsbüro (Deposits Office).

    cf. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre Postsparkasse, Vienna, 1908.
    P. Asenbaum, Otto Wagner: Möbel und Innenräume, 1984, p. 211, fig. 269 for a period photograph of the desk model and p. 212, figs. 271-271 for illustrations of the front and reverse of desk.

    Provenance

    Paul Asenbaum, Vienna.
    Christie's, New York, The Maurice and Margo Cohen Collection of Decorative Arts, 11 June 1999, lot 315.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION