JOSEF HOFFMANN  |  DESK MODEL N° 500/6 [BUREAU MODÈLE N° 500/6]
JOSEF HOFFMANN  |  DESK MODEL N° 500/6 [BUREAU MODÈLE N° 500/6]
JOSEF HOFFMANN  |  DESK MODEL N° 500/6 [BUREAU MODÈLE N° 500/6]
JOSEF HOFFMANN  |  DESK MODEL N° 500/6 [BUREAU MODÈLE N° 500/6]
JOSEF HOFFMANN  |  DESK MODEL N° 500/6 [BUREAU MODÈLE N° 500/6]
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JOSEF HOFFMANN | DESK MODEL N° 500/6 [BUREAU MODÈLE N° 500/6]

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 EUR

JOSEF HOFFMANN | DESK MODEL N° 500/6 [BUREAU MODÈLE N° 500/6]

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 EUR

Lot sold:25,000EUR

Description

JOSEF HOFFMANN

DESK MODEL N° 500/6

[BUREAU MODÈLE N° 500/6]


circa 1905

stained beech, leather, brass

Produced by J. & J. Kohn, Vienna


[vers 1905

hêtre teinté, laiton et cuir

Produit par J. & J. Kohn, Vienna]


96 x 108,5 x 59,5 cm ; 37 ¾ x 4 ¾ x 23 ⅜ in.

Condition Report

Good overall condition. The wood areas presents with some very light scratches and a few scattered small dents.The leather top presents with some scattered darker stains, and with some scratches consistent with age and use. The brass presents with some tarnishing, and very light surface scratches. One area near the keyhole with a very small and slightly darker oxidation stain, not visually distracting. There are some small dust stains on the reverse of the keyhole, inside the drawer.

One original key is provided.


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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

Provenance

Palais Schlesinger-Ferstel, Vienna, Austria

[Palais Schlesinger-Ferstel, Vienne, Autriche]

 


Literature

Dorothee Müller, Klassiker des modernen Möbeldesign, Munich, 1980, p. 69 for a related example

Ghenete Zelleke, Eva B. Otllinger and Nina Stritzler, Against the Grain: Bentwood Furniture from the Collection of Fren and Manfred Steinfeld, Chicago, 1993, p. 85

Giovanni Renzi, Il Mobile Moderno: Grebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan, 2008, pp. 202-203

Joseph Hoffmann, Dagobert Peche : Zwei schöpferische Genies, exhibition catalogue, Galerie bei der Albertina, Vienna, 2011, p. 37 

[Dorothee Müller, Klassiker des modernen Möbeldesign, Munich, 1980, p. 69 pour un modèle comparable

Ghenete Zelleke, Eva B. Otllinger and Nina Stritzler, Against the Grain: Bentwood Furniture from the Collection of Fren and Manfred Steinfeld, Chicago, 1993, p. 85

Giovanni Renzi, Il Mobile Moderno: Grebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan, 2008, pp. 202-203

Joseph Hoffmann, Dagobert Peche : Zwei schöpferische Genies, catalogue d’exposition, Galerie bei der Albertina, Vienne, 2011, p. 37]

Catalogue Note

The Stolz dynasty is a prominent Austrian music family dating back 200 years. Members include world-famous composer and conductor Robert Stolz, "the last Waltz king", his parents composer Jakob and concert pianist Ida Stolz and his great-aunt world-famous soprano Teresa Stolz, interpret (and lover) of Giuseppe Verdi. With contemporaries such as Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Gustav Klimt and Oscar Kokoschka, the Stolz's achieved great success and have been important collectors of Austrian art and design throughout their time. This iconic desk by Josef Hoffmann is a testimony of Vienna before the First World war, when the capital was a thriving arts and intellectual culture center. Amid the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna's thinkers and artists came together to define our Modern Age.


[La dynastie Stolz est une des plus célèbres de la création musicale en Autriche dans les 200 dernières années. Elle comprend parmi ses membres le compositeur et chef d’orchestre mondialement reconnu Robert Stolz « le dernier Roi de la valse viennoise », ses parents le compositeur Jakob et la pianiste Ida Stolz, ainsi que sa grande-tante, la soprano mondialement connue Teresa Stolz, à la fois interprète et amante de Giuseppe Verdi. Contemporains de Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Gustav Klimt et Oscar Kokoschka, les Stolz ont connu de grands succès et furent à leur époque de fervents collectionneurs d’Art et de Design Autrichien. Ce bureau iconique de Josef Hoffmann est un testament de cette Vienne aux prémices de la première guerre mondiale, lorsque la capitale était le centre d’une scène artistique et intellectuelle dynamique. Lors de la dissolution de l’empire austro-hongrois, les penseurs et les artistes de Vienne se rassemblèrent afin de définir notre Epoque Moderne.]

JOSEF HOFFMANN  |  DESK MODEL N° 500/6 [BUREAU MODÈLE N° 500/6]
JOSEF HOFFMANN | DESK MODEL N° 500/6 [BUREAU MODÈLE N° 500/6]
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