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    Sale 1942

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    18 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 178

    FINN JUHL (1912-1989)

    A LEATHER UPHOLSTERED TEAK 'CHIEFTAN' ARMCHAIR, DESIGNED 1949

    Price Realised  

    FINN JUHL (1912-1989)
    A Leather Upholstered Teak 'Chieftan' Armchair, designed 1949
    executed by cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, Copenhagen
    37 in. (94 cm.) high
    branded CABINETMAKER NIELS VODDER COPENHAGEN DENMARK DESIGN FINN JUHL


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    cf. N. Oda, Danish Chairs, San Francisco, 1999, pp. 92-93.

    M. Eidelberg, What Modern Was: Design 1935-1965, New York, 1991, p. 187 for an illustration of this model.

    E. Hiort, Finn Juhl: Furniture, Architecture, Applied Art, Copenhagen, 1990, cover, pp. 40-41.

    G. Jalk, ed., Dansk Mobelkunst gennem 40 arr, Copenhagen, 1987, pp. 124-125.

    The original production of Chieftain chairs, all executed by Niels Vodder consisted of only 78 examples, which were mostly distributed among Danish embassies, museums and government building.

    Provenance

    With Antik, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR