Lot 25
  • 25

Gerrit Th. Rietveld (1888-1964)

Estimate
6,000 - 9,000 EUR
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Description

  • Gerrit Th. Rietveld
  • Zig-Zag Stoel
  • solid maple segments, transparent varnish

  • 73, 5 by 36,5 by 40, 5 cm.
  • Designed in 1932-1933 and executed in 1934 - 1939.

Provenance

A gift from G. van de Groenekan, De Bilt circa 1980 

Literature

M. K├╝per and I. van Zijl, Gerrit Th. Rietveld 1888 - 1964, Het volledige werk, Utrecht 1992, p. 145 - 147, no. 189

Condition

Overall good and original, general traces of age, use and wear. Scratches and dents to the surface of most segments, dents and minor chips to edges and corners. The base panel is slightly warped (front right corner slightly curving upwards) making the chair a bit instable, the seat and back rest slightly warped causing two vertical cracks (longest ca. 10cm) in the back rest of the seat running upward from the dovetail connection. Construction firm. The thick transparent varnish is probably of later date.
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