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'Arche Noah', A Painted Chest
'Arche Noah', A Painted Chest

DESIGNED BY JOSEF HOFFMANN, 1945, DECORATED BY RENATE CZECH-TSCHURTSCHENTHALER, VIENNA, 1945

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'Arche Noah', A Painted Chest
Designed by Josef Hoffmann, 1945, decorated by Renate Czech-Tschurtschenthaler, Vienna, 1945
Pyramidal hinged lid, on four tapered square-section legs, richly decorated with scenes from Noah's ark, the interior painted in pale pink and decorated with silhouetted animal motifs
31in. (78.8cm.) high; 23in. (60.3cm.) wide; 15in. (40cm.) deep
Signed, inscribed and dated RENATE CZECH-TSCHURTSCHENTHALER-WIEN 1945 and Arche Noah

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Cf: Die Schnen Knste, Agathon Verlag, Vienna, 1947, Vol. II, p. 118
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