KOLOMAN MOSER, AFTER THE DESIGN BY
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KOLOMAN MOSER, AFTER THE DESIGN BY

A SIDEBOARD, CIRCA 1905

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KOLOMAN MOSER, AFTER THE DESIGN BY
A SIDEBOARD, CIRCA 1905
ensuite with the preceding lot, the execution attributed to Ungethüm, Vienna, rosewood veneer, with walnut and satinwood stringing, white marble inset and brass sabots, carved with stylised foliage, the lower section with a slide
81 ½ in. (207 cm. ) high; 79 ¼ in. (201 cm.) wide; 29 ½ in. (75 cm.) deep
Provenance
Bel Etage, Vienna.
Literature
Similar examples illustrated:
D. Baroni , A. D’Auria, Kolo Moser, Graphic Artist and Designer, New York, 1984, p.122 (for a detailed image of the foliate carving to a comparable sideboard);
V. Behal, Möbel des Jugendstils, Munich, 1981, pp. 254-6 (for a closely related sideboard, table and chairs labelled Ungethüm).
Special notice

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Lot Essay

The design of this piece is clearly related to that of Moser’s 1900 inlaid sideboard, made by Portois & Fix, shown at the 8th Secession Exhibition, in Vienna, that year. Instead of the fish inlay seen on that example, now in the permanent collection of the MAK, Vienna, this version employs carved decoration of stylised foliage and berries taken from a carpet design by Moser of 1899.

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