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Lot 32
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Henry van de Velde

Estimate
30,000 - 50,000 EUR
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Description

  • Henry van de Velde
  • Chest of drawers, circa 1900-1901
  • mahogany and brass
  • 102 x 143,5 x 52,5 cm ; 40 1/8 x 56 1/2 x 20 5/8 in.
mahogany and brass, opening on eight drawers

Provenance

Collection Victor von Mutzenbecher, Berlin
Auction, Basel, 1916
Collection Paul Hohmann, acquired from the above and thence by descent
Von Zezschwitz Art and Design Auctions, Munich, November 2, 2006, lot 278
Galerie Historismus, Paris
Private collection, Belgium

Literature

"Notizen zu van de Velde's neuesten Schöpfungen", Innen Dekoration, 1903, p. 259
Wolf D. Pechler, Henry van de Velde, Das Gesamtwerk, Munich, 1981, p. 198, n. 1531

Condition

Good overall condition. Very few small scratches and tiny dents scattered and a few more significant ones with a few dents on the top. A few chips of veneer on the lower part of the proper right side of the top, consistent with age and use. This chest has been previously re-varnished. Light surface scratches on the brass.
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