Lot 12
  • 12

Finn Juhl

15,000 - 20,000 USD
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  • Finn Juhl
  • A Rare Armchair

  • branded with cabinetmaker's mark
  • teak and original fabric upholstery
  • 38 1/4 in. (97.2 cm) high
produced by cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, Denmark


Architectural Digest, 1957, vol. XVI, number 2, p. 15
Grete Jalk, Dansk Møbelkunst gennem, 40 aar, 1947-1956, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 163
Finn Juhl Memorial Exhibition, exh. cat., Osaka, 1990, p. 135
Esbjørn Hiort, Finn Juhl:  Furniture, Architecture, Applied Art, Copenhagen, 1990, pp. 10 and 75 (for a drawing of the chair model)

Catalogue Note

This chair model was developed by Finn Juhl in 1950 for the Trustee Council Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  In the final stages, Juhl chose to include a variant model in the commission.  However, the original design was subsequently produced by Niels Vodder and presented in the 1951 Cabinetmakers' Guild exhibition in Copenhagen.  This is the first known example of this extremely rare form to appear at an American auction.