Hans Wegner, "Valet" Chair, Model No. JH540
"Valet" Chair, Model No. JH540
produced by Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark
teak, brass, leather
branded JOHANNES HANSEN/COPENHAGEN/DENMARK
31 1/4 x 19 5/8 x 20 in. (79.4 x 49.8 x 50.8 cm)
Overall in very good condition. This clever design by Hans Wegner features a liftable seat that opens to an inner compartment, enhancing both its functionality and dynamism. 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 reverse of the upper seatback presents with a few more pronounced scuff marks and traces of white residue, not visually distracting and which may be sensitively cleaned at the buyer’s discretion. The seat presents with scattered water marks, discolorations and light surface soiling consistent with gentle use, as well as a few small traces of adhesive residue to the front of the seat, not visually distracting. The brass fittings are in very good condition with occasional discolorations and tarnish consistent with age.
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.
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
Bodil Busk Laursen, Soren Matz and Christian Holmsted Oleson, eds., Mesterværker: 100 års dansk møbelsnedkeri, Copenhagen, 2003, pp. 58-59, 134
Christian Holmsted Olesen, Hans J. Wegner: Danske Designere, Denmark, 2006, p. 35
Hans J. Wegner, exh. cat., Dansk Møbelkunst, Copenhagen, 2007, pp. 38-39
Christian Holmsted Olesen, WEGNER: just one good chair, exh. cat., Designmuseum Denmark, Copenhagen, 2014, pp. 6, 65-66, 128