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Hans J. Wegner

A Unique Easy Chair, Model No. JH521

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Hans J. Wegner

Hans J. Wegner

A Unique Easy Chair, Model No. JH521

A Unique Easy Chair, Model No. JH521

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

50,400

USD

Hans J. Wegner

A Unique Easy Chair, Model No. JH521


circa 1953

executed by Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark

oak, teak, fabric and leather upholstery

with a plaque signed JOHANNES HANSEN/CABINET MAKER/COPENHAGEN DENMARK/DESIGNED H.J. WEGNER

38 3/4 x 35 1/4 x 34 in. (98.4 x 89.5 x 86.4 cm)

Overall in very good condition. This dynamic chair is the only known example of the model to feature teak armrests. The armrests present with scattered surface scratches and minute indentations to the edges which are not visually distracting from the rich wood grain. The wood legs also present with scattered surface scratches and minor abrasions consistent with gentle use. The fabric upholstery is in excellent condition with very light surface soiling and minute areas of discoloration consistent with age and gentle use. The leather headrest presents with a warm caramel coloration with very light wear, creasing and minute fading concentrated to the edges and consistent with age and gentle use.


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.

Estate of a Johannes Hansen Cabinetmakers Employee, Denmark
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Johan Møller Nielsen, Wegner: en dansk møbelkunstner, Copenhagen, 1965, p. 61
Grete Jalk, ed., Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, vol 3: 1947-1956, Copenhagen, 1987, pp. 244-245, 324-325
Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, Tokyo, 1996, p. 106
Jens Bernsen, Hans J. Wegner on Design, Copenhagen, 1995, p. 13
Christian Holmsted Olesen, Danske Designere Hans J. Wegner, Denmark, 2006, p. 43
Anne Karlsen, Danish Furniture Design in the 20th Century, Copenhagen, 2007, p. 90 (for a related model)
Christian Holmsted Olesen, Wegner: just one good chair, exh. cat., Design Museum Denmark, Copenhagen, 2014, p. 107
The present lot is the only known example of the JH521 Easy Chair with teak armrests.