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PROPERTY FROM A MANHATTAN COLLECTION

Hans Wegner
SET OF TEN COW HORN CHAIRS
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 56,250 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A MANHATTAN COLLECTION

Hans Wegner
SET OF TEN COW HORN CHAIRS
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 56,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important 20th Century Design

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Hans Wegner
SET OF TEN COW HORN CHAIRS

two chairs with firm's metal tag


teak, rosewood, cane and bamboo
28 1/2 in. (72.4 cm) high
ca.  1953
manufactured by Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen
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Ellen Bisgaard,  "Til Få og til mange," Alt fer Damerne, June 29, 1954, p. 19

Provenance

Almegaarden (farmhouse for Valdemar Olsen), Odsherred, Sjælland, Denmark, 1953
Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, April 5, 2001, Lot 927

Literature

"Hans J. Wegner," Interiors, December 1954, p. 56
Grete Jalk, Dansk Moebelkunst gennem, 40 aar, 1947-1956, Copenhagen, 1987, p. 213
Carsten Thau and Kjeld Vindum, Arne Jacobsen, Copenhagen, 2001, pp. 326-327 (for a discussion of Almegaarden)
Christian Holmsted Olsen, Hans J. Wegner, Copenhagen, 2006, p. 54

Catalogue Note

This superb set of "Cow Horns," which were produced soon after the chair made its debut in the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition of 1952, was selected by the interior designer Ellen Bisgaard for the dining room of a farmhouse designed by Arne Jacobsen. The entire complex of "Almegaarden," from Jacobsen's buildings and the agricultural machinery to Bisgaard's domestic interior, was enthusiastically received by the press as a modern update on traditional agrarian lifestyle. 

Sotheby's would like to thank Dorte Slot for her assistance with cataloguing this lot.

Important 20th Century Design

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New York