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Hans J. Wegner

"Shell" Settee

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Hans J. Wegner

Hans J. Wegner

"Shell" Settee

"Shell" Settee

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,048

USD

Hans J. Wegner

"Shell" Settee


designed circa 1948

model no. FH-1935

produced by Fritz Hansen, Denmark

teak, beech

with the original producer’s paper tag numbered 1935

27½ x 48 x 24 in. (69.8 x 121.9 x 60.9 cm)

Overall in excellent condition. The wooden surfaces have recently been reoiled and reconditioned by a professional wood specialist. The wooden surfaces present with light scratches and extremely minor abrasions concentrated to the feet. The backrest presents with one white paint brushstroke to the reverse of the backrest measuring approximately 4 inches wide.


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.

Dansk Møbelkunst, Copenhagen, 2001
Maria Lassen, Møbeldesign: Danske klassikere, 1925-1975, Copenhagen, 2000, p. 12
Christian Holmsted Olesen, Hans J. Wegner, Copenhagen, 2006, p. 64