JOSEPH MARIA OLBRICH | ARMCHAIR [FAUTEUIL]
15,000 - 20,000 EUR
JOSEPH MARIA OLBRICH
mahogany, brass and fabric upholstery
[acajou, laiton et garniture de tissu ]
86,5 x 60 x 59 cm ; 34 x 23 ⅝ x 23 ¼ in.
Good overall condition. The wooden surfaces present with scattered dents and some discoloration throughout the surface, with a slightly more pronounced area of discoloration to the backrest. The mahogany with some surface scratches mostly concentrated to the backrest. The edges of the legs with a few dents and wood losses measuring approximately 1 cm on a sleeper which appears to have been previously restored. The area where the armrests and backrest meet with evidence of glue application. All consistent with age and use.
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Private collection, France
[Collection privée, France]
Joseph Maria Olbrich (1867-1908) Architekt und Gestalter der frühen Moderne, exhibition catalogue, Leopold Museum, Vienne, June 18 – September 27, 2010, pp. 130 and 131 for a related example
[Joseph Maria Olbrich (1867-1908) Architekt und Gestalter der frühen Moderne, catalogue d’exposition, Leopold Museum, Vienne, 18 juin - 27 septembre 2010, pp. 130 et 131 pour un modèle comparable]
Olbrich placed his model Villa Friedman, in Hinterbülh. A similar copy is included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection, in New York.
[Olbrich fit placer son modèle Villa Friedman, à Hinterbühl. Un modèle similaire est conservé dans les collections du Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York.]