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Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
LEFT-HANDED "STELTMAN" CHAIR
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 90,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
192
Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
LEFT-HANDED "STELTMAN" CHAIR
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 90,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
LEFT-HANDED "STELTMAN" CHAIR

branded H.G.M. /G.A.v d  GROENEKAN/DE BILT NEDERLAND

 


stained oak
27 in. (68.5 cm) high
ca. 1970
produced by Gerard A. Van De Groenekan
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Provenance

Acquired directly by the present owner from Gerard A. Van De Groenekan, 1970

Literature

Daniele Baroni, The Furniture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, New York, 1978, pp. 172 and 173
Gerrit Rietveld: A Centenary Exhibition, Craftsman and Visionary, exh. cat., Barry Friedman Gallery, New York, 1988, p. 60, pl. 43
Peter Vöge, The Complete Rietveld Furniture, Rotterdam, 1993, p. 167
Charlotte and Peter Fiell, 1000 Chairs, Cologne, 2000, p. 383
Luca Dosi Delfini, The Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam 2004, p. 323

Catalogue Note

Originally designed in 1963 by Rietveld for the Steltman jewelry shop in The Hague, the first left and right-handed pair was not completed until after Rietveld's death in 1964. This mirrored and leather-lined pair is now in the  Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands. In subsequent years, Gerard Van De Groenekan hand-built a small series of the chair in white-washed or grey-lacquered-oak. It appears that there are more right-handed versions that were executed, probably because of client demand.  Van de Groenekan passed away in 1994.

 

 

 

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