Hans J. Wegner, Johannes Hansen

Valet Chair

Circa 1965

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Description

Iconic and sculptural Model JH-540 Valet Chair, designed by Hans J. Wegner for cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen in 1953.

  • Designed for King Frederik IX of Denmark and fitted for the suit of any well-dressed gentleman.
  • Hinged seat of solid teak opens to reveal a storage compartment with leather trim, while providing a rail over which to fold pants.
  • Sculptural seat back of solid oak with teak inlay terminates in the single back leg.
  • The crest rail is in the form of a hanger.
  • Seat is raised on a tripod of round, tapered legs with front stretcher, all in solid oak.
  • Finished with brass hardware.
  • Stamped with Maker's Mark.
Literature

Grete Jalk, Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 3: 1947-1956, Copenhagen, 1987, pp. 246-247

Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, San Francisco, 1996, pp. 116-117

Christian Holmsted Olesen, WEGNER: just one good chair, exh. cat., Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, 2014, pp. 6, 65-66, 128

Condition Report
Revive
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Patination consistent with age and gentle use.

Dimensions
Height: 37 inches / 93.98 cm
Width: 19.25 inches / 48.9 cm
Depth: 19.75 inches / 50.16 cm
Seat Height: 17.25 inches / 43.81 cm
Seat Depth: 15.75 inches / 40.01 cm
Materials
Oak, Teak, Brass
Period
Mid-Century Modern
Decorative Style
Modern Style
Country of Origin
Denmark
SKU

C3FV3

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