MOGENS KOCH (1898-1992)
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MOGENS KOCH (1898-1992)

A RARE PARTNER'S DESK, DESIGNED 1937, EXECUTED 1942-52

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MOGENS KOCH (1898-1992)
A rare partner's desk, designed 1937, executed 1942-52
executed by master cabinetmaker N. C. Jensen Kjær, Denmark, teak, brass, each side with two frieze drawers
29 ½ high x 74 ¼ long x 37 ¼ in. wide (75 x 188 x 94 cm.)
Literature
Other examples of this model illustrated:
G. Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 2: 1937-1946, Copenhagen, 2000, p. 57;
B.B. Laursen, S. Matz and C. Holmsted Olesen, eds., Mesterværker: 100 års dansk møbelsnedkeri, Copenhagen, 2000, p. 144.
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Lot Essay


Originally designed and exhibited at the Cabinetmaker’s Guild exhibition in 1937, the model was produced in very limited numbers. The early handful of examples executed featured a leather-covered writing surface, usually paired with a mahogany frame. Of the following limited production of desks without leather-covered tops, only two examples are believed to have been made in teak.
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