Lotto No. 39


A pair of armchairs, Adolf Loos, designed for the apartment of Michael Leiss


, Vienna, 1903, manufactured by F. O. Schmidt, polished mahogany, upholstered and covered with leather, on brass-mounted castors, height 70 cm, width 90 cm, depth 68 cm, height of seat 40 cm. (DRAX)

The wooden surface with original polish. The leather covering replaced about twenty years ago.

Provenance:
apartment of Michael and Karoline Leiss, 1130 Vienna, No. 16 Reichgasse (today No. 16 Beckgasse); bequeathed to Gustav Wassmann, Vienna, in 1971; from 1973 on owned by the latter’s daughter and sold in 1989; private ownership, Vienna

Lit.:
B. Rukschcio, R. Schachel, Adolf Loos. Leben und Werk, Salzburg 1982, p. 432, no. 23; B. Rukschcio, Studie zu Entwürfen, Projekten und ausgeführten Bauten von Adolf Loos, Vienna 1973, W.V.W. 24.03

In 1903 Michael Leiss had his apartment in Reichgasse decorated by Adolf Loos, who according to surviving correspondence was a friend of his. In 1904, it was obviously Leiss who informed Lina Loos of her husband’s decision to separate. When Leiss died in 1953, the furnishings remained in the possession of his widow Karoline, who bequeathed them to Gustav Weissmann after her death in 1971. The latter gave them to his daughter as a wedding present in 1973. Only parts of the furnishings, which in Loos literature were considered lost, have survived.

27.03.2019 - 17:00

Stima:
EUR 34.000,- a EUR 45.000,-

A pair of armchairs, Adolf Loos, designed for the apartment of Michael Leiss


, Vienna, 1903, manufactured by F. O. Schmidt, polished mahogany, upholstered and covered with leather, on brass-mounted castors, height 70 cm, width 90 cm, depth 68 cm, height of seat 40 cm. (DRAX)

The wooden surface with original polish. The leather covering replaced about twenty years ago.

Provenance:
apartment of Michael and Karoline Leiss, 1130 Vienna, No. 16 Reichgasse (today No. 16 Beckgasse); bequeathed to Gustav Wassmann, Vienna, in 1971; from 1973 on owned by the latter’s daughter and sold in 1989; private ownership, Vienna

Lit.:
B. Rukschcio, R. Schachel, Adolf Loos. Leben und Werk, Salzburg 1982, p. 432, no. 23; B. Rukschcio, Studie zu Entwürfen, Projekten und ausgeführten Bauten von Adolf Loos, Vienna 1973, W.V.W. 24.03

In 1903 Michael Leiss had his apartment in Reichgasse decorated by Adolf Loos, who according to surviving correspondence was a friend of his. In 1904, it was obviously Leiss who informed Lina Loos of her husband’s decision to separate. When Leiss died in 1953, the furnishings remained in the possession of his widow Karoline, who bequeathed them to Gustav Weissmann after her death in 1971. The latter gave them to his daughter as a wedding present in 1973. Only parts of the furnishings, which in Loos literature were considered lost, have survived.


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Asta: Design First
Data: 27.03.2019 - 17:00
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