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Finn Juhl, Set of Six "Egyptian" Chairs, Model No. FJ49


25,000 - 35,000 USD

Finn Juhl, Set of Six "Egyptian" Chairs, Model No. FJ49

Finn Juhl, Set of Six "Egyptian" Chairs, Model No. FJ49


25,000 - 35,000 USD

Lot sold:



Finn Juhl

Set of Six "Egyptian" Chairs, Model No. FJ49

circa 1949

teak, fabric upholstery

produced by Niels Vodder, Copenhagen, Denmark


35 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 21 in. (89.5 x 54 x 53.3 cm) each

Overall in very good condition. The wooden surfaces throughout present with light scratches, minor abrasions, indentations and small nicks particularly concentrated to the edges and legs as consistent with age and gentle use. The seat of one chair has separated from its frame at two corners, not impacting stability and which may be restored at the buyer’s discretion. The wood with a few very fine hairline cracks, some of which appear to have been sensitively stabilized at some point in the history of the piece and not visually distracting. The chairs are upholstered in a vibrant red fabric in very good condition overall with light wear, scattered stains and discolorations throughout, not visually distracting and consistent with gentle use.

The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Christie's New York, JF Chen Collection, February 12, 2018, lot 150

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Esbjørn Hiort, Finn Juhl: Furniture, Architecture, Applied Art, Copenhagen, 1990, pp. 44-45 (for drawings of the model)

Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, San Francisco, 1996, p. 92

Bodil Busk Laursen, Soren Matz and Christian Holmsted Oleson, eds., Mesterværker: 100 års dansk møbelsnedkeri, Copenhagen, 2003, p. 155

Per H. Hansen, Finn Juhl: Og Hans Hus, Copenhagen, 2009, pp. 126, 155, 158, 187