ÖNSKEHEM 54: UTSTÄLLNING, MODERN HEMINREDNING: OSTERMANS 18-26 SEPT., exh. cat., Stockholm, 1954, p. 31
Swedish architect Curt Blomberg was the son of designer David Blomberg, who founded the furniture department of Swedish department store Nordiska Kompaniet, and designed the iconic ‘NK’ logo seen on the NK clock tower in Stockholm. The present lot displays Curt Blomberg’s ingenuity in materials, choosing to inlay the unusual linoleum into the façade of the cabinet resulting in a very graphic, almost tribal appearance which sharply contrasts with the formalist framework. To our knowledge, this is the only known example to date.
Overall very good condition consistent with age and gentle use. Craquelure to the lacquered parts throughout. Minor wear to the wood to the outer top edges concentrated mostly to the top front corners of the cabinet. A small dent to the top left proper side edge of the cabinet, approximately 3 cm long. A minor dent above the door mechanism. Two minor vertical scratches to he left side proper edge of the piece, approximately 3 cm and 1.5 cm. Minor vertical scratch to he right side proper edge of the piece, approximately 1.5 cm. Minor scuff marks to the legs of the cabinet. A few minor dents to the top of the front supporting beam. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."