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Details & Cataloguing

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Hans J. Wegner
1914 - 2007
EARLY FRUIT BOWL, MODEL NO. JH586
teak, chromium-plated metal
32.5 x 64.8 cm (12  3/4  x 25  1/2  in.)
designed 1958
produced by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Provenance

Gifted by the designer to a Danish private collector, 1956
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Johan Møller Nielsen, Wegner: en dansk møbelkunstner, Copenhagen, 1965, p. 15, p. 114 for a similar example in the designer's own home
Christian Holmsted Olesen, WEGNER: just one good chair, exh. cat., Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, 2014, p. 243

Catalogue Note

The present lot is an early unstamped first production example of the model. Three examples in total were given to the aforementioned collector's family as gifts from the designer.

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