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OTTO WAGNER (1841-1918)
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION 
OTTO WAGNER (1841-1918)

AN EBONIZED WOOD AND ALUMINUM DESK, 1904-1906

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

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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.

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