Lot 3
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Josef Hoffmann

20,000 - 30,000 USD
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  • Josef Hoffman
  • Side Chair, Model No. 322
  • laminated and bent beechwood and vinyl upholstery
designed for the Dining Room of the Sanatorium of Purkersdorf, Austria


Sotheby's London, November 4, 1994, lot 19
Acquired from the above by the present owner


Gunter Breckner, Josef Hoffmann: Sanatorium Purkersdorf, Vienna, pp. 67, 117, 148 and 152
Josef Hoffmann: Architect and Designer, 1870-1956, Vienna, pp. 19 and 22
Daniele Baroni and Antonia D'Auria, Josef Hoffmann e la Wiener Werstätte, Milan, 1981, pp. 59 and 99
Eduard F. Sekler, Josef Hoffmann, Vienna, 1982, p. 286
Werner J. Schweiger, Wiener Werkstätte: Design in Vienna, New York, 1984, pp. 49 and 153
Josef Hoffmann, 1870-1956: Ornament zwischen Hoffnung un Verbrechen
, Vienna, 1987, p. 55
Derek Ostergaard, ed., Bent Wood and Metal Furniture 1850-1946, New York, 1987, p. 104
Christian Brandstätter, Design Der Wiener Werkstätte, 1903-1932, Vienna, 2003, pp. 122-124

Catalogue Note

An example of the model is in the collection of the Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, inventory. no. H 2189-1, and the model is referenced in the Museum's Archives of the Wiener Werkstätte, inventory no. WWF 102-87-1 (for a period photograph of the model in situ in the dining room of the Purkersdorf Sanatorium).