Lot No. 66


An early bureau, designed by Poul Kjaerholm*


, 1948, manufactured in the workshop of cabinetmaker Thorvald Gronbech, Hjörring, Denmark, reddish walnut, visible maple dowels, brass feet and keys, maple veneered interior, fitted with drawers and a door, extension mechanism on two rails used as a support for the hinged door when open, height 115 cm, width 92 cm, depth 45 cm. (DRAX)

Provenance:
private ownership, Denmark, purchased in Jutland near Hjørring

Lit.:
Ch. Harlang, Poul Kjaerholm, Copenhagen 1999, p. 172, ill.; M. Sheridan, The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm. Catalogue raisonné, New York 2007, p. 9

This bureau is Poul Kjaerholm’s first design and was a kind of trial object he built himself at the age of 19 in the workshop of a renowned cabinetmaker in his native town. Formally he was committed to the tradition of Danish furniture design of the 1940s, inspired by such contemporaries as Finn Juhl and Peder Moos, to whose output his own production was equal in terms of quality. It is mentioned in literature that Kjaerholm received a silver or bronze medal for this piece of furniture.

27.03.2019 - 17:00

Estimate:
EUR 15,000.- to EUR 25,000.-

An early bureau, designed by Poul Kjaerholm*


, 1948, manufactured in the workshop of cabinetmaker Thorvald Gronbech, Hjörring, Denmark, reddish walnut, visible maple dowels, brass feet and keys, maple veneered interior, fitted with drawers and a door, extension mechanism on two rails used as a support for the hinged door when open, height 115 cm, width 92 cm, depth 45 cm. (DRAX)

Provenance:
private ownership, Denmark, purchased in Jutland near Hjørring

Lit.:
Ch. Harlang, Poul Kjaerholm, Copenhagen 1999, p. 172, ill.; M. Sheridan, The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm. Catalogue raisonné, New York 2007, p. 9

This bureau is Poul Kjaerholm’s first design and was a kind of trial object he built himself at the age of 19 in the workshop of a renowned cabinetmaker in his native town. Formally he was committed to the tradition of Danish furniture design of the 1940s, inspired by such contemporaries as Finn Juhl and Peder Moos, to whose output his own production was equal in terms of quality. It is mentioned in literature that Kjaerholm received a silver or bronze medal for this piece of furniture.


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Auction: Design First
Date: 27.03.2019 - 17:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 19.03. - 27.03.2019