OTTO WAGNER (1841-1918)
OTTO WAGNER (1841-1918)
OTTO WAGNER (1841-1918)
OTTO WAGNER (1841-1918)
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OTTO WAGNER (1841-1918)

ARMCHAIR, MODEL NO. 6518, DESIGNED FOR THE ÖSTERREICHISCHE POSTSPARKASSE, VIENNA, CIRCA 1905

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OTTO WAGNER (1841-1918)
Armchair, model no. 6518, designed for the Österreichische Postsparkasse, Vienna, circa 1905
produced by Gebrüder Thonet, Vienna, Austria
stained beech, plywood, aluminum
branded THONET and with paper label THONET/Wien
35 x 16 ½ x 16 in. (88.7 x 46.2 x 40.7 cm)
Provenance
Barry Friedman, Ltd., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1986
Literature
Jacob & Josef Kohn, sales catalogue, Munich, 1916, p. 41
P. Asenbaum, P. Haiko, H. Lachmayer, R. Zettl, Otto Wagner, Möbel und Innenräume, Salzburg, 1984, pp. 85,214, 275
D. E. Ostergard, Bent Wood and Metal Furniture: 1850-1946, exh. cat., The American Federation of Arts, New York, 1987, pp. 114, 246-47
A. von Vegesack, B. Verlag, Das Thonet Buch, Munich, 1987, pp. 138-39
Gebrüder Thonet Wien, Catalogue de 1904, Bruxelles, 1998, p. 140
R. Price, New Worlds, German and Austrian Art 1890–1940, New York, 2001, p. 417
G. Renzi, Il mobile moderno, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Joseph Kohn, Milan, 2009, pp. 88-89

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