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Finn Juhl
PAIR OF ARMCHAIRS, MODEL NV-45, FROM THE BURDEN RESIDENCE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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Finn Juhl
PAIR OF ARMCHAIRS, MODEL NV-45, FROM THE BURDEN RESIDENCE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

20th Century Design

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New York

Finn Juhl
PAIR OF ARMCHAIRS, MODEL NV-45, FROM THE BURDEN RESIDENCE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
teak and fabric upholstery
32 3/4 in. (83.2 cm) high
ca. 1953
manufactured by Baker Furniture Incorporated, Grand Rapids, MI
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"Modern Setting:  The Apartment of Mr. William A. M. Burden, President of New York's Museum of Modern Art," Vogue, June 1954, p. 92
"Lighting for Design and Mood," Interiors, March 1955, p. 94
"Lighting:  How to Get Daylight Effects at Night," House & Home, March 1957, p. 150

Provenance

William A. M. Burden, New York
Thence by Descent

Literature

Grete Jalk, Dansk Møbelkunst gennem, 40 aar, 1937-1946, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 277
Esbjoern Hiort, Finn Juhl, Copenhagen, 1990, pp. 26, 34 and 35
Finn Juhl Memorial Exhibition, exh. cat., Osaka, 1990, pp. 42-45
Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, San Francisco, 1999, pp. 86 and 87
Charlotte and Peter Fiell, 1000 Chairs, Cologne, 2000, p. 267
Arne Karlsen, Danish Furniture Design in the 20th Century, vol. 2, Copenhagen, 2007, pp. 184-85

Catalogue Note

In 1953, William A. M. Burden, President of the Museum of Modern Art, hired noted architect and director of the Architecture and Design department, Philip Johnson, to renovate his New York residence.  Johnson, along with Richard Kelly, created a showcase space for the Burdens' immense modern art collection. The result was an interior described at the time as "a cool, luminous shell in which colour, space even light are used architecturally".

20th Century Design

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New York