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Lot 225
BODIL KJAER | DESK AND FILING CABINET
BODIL KJAER | DESK AND FILING CABINET
225

Property of a Private Collection, St. Louis, Missouri

BODIL KJAER | DESK AND FILING CABINET

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

Property of a Private Collection, St. Louis, Missouri

BODIL KJAER | DESK AND FILING CABINET

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Sold:9,375USD

Lot Details

Description

Property of a Private Collection, St. Louis, Missouri

BODIL KJAER

DESK AND FILING CABINET


designed 1959

rosewood, chromium-plated steel

desk: 28½ x 72⅜ x 36⅛ in. (72.4 x 183.9 x 91.9 cm)

filing cabinet: 19½ x 17¼ x 24 in. (49.5 x 43.8 x 61 cm)

Condition Report

Overall in very good condition. This elegant model presents with some light surface scratches to the wooden surface of the desk and cabinet, the largest one measuring approximately 24 1/2 in. long. One corner edge of the desk with two minor indentations to the wood, the largest measuring approximately 1/4 inch wide. The wooden surface under the drawers with areas of concentrated scuffing consistent with gentle use. One original key usable for all four drawers is provided together with this lot. The drawers are fully functional and open and close smoothly. The side cabinet presents with four functional wheels and is easily moveable. The wooden surface of the cabinet with a minor indentation to one upper edge measuring approximately 1/4 wide inch and one small indentation to the edge of a lower corner measuring approximately 1/4 inch wide. The steel component in excellent condition with light scuffing on side edges and occasional surface dirt, not visually distracting and consistent with age and use. A highly functional piece of Danish design in well-preserved original condition. 


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Saleroom Notice

Please note that this lot contains rosewood and may subject to restrictions regarding import or export.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Acquired from the artist by the present owner, Denmark, circa 1975

Literature

Brigitte Ellemann, “Mid Century But Modern, Too,” Elle Decoration UK, January 2019, p. 47

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