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Lot 1153
Mid-20th century, with maker's brand to underside, ''Johannes Hansen / Copenhagen / Denmark'', teak, the downswept ''hanger'' crest above a vasiform splat over a hinged saddle seat and tripod base, 37.5'' H x 20'' W x 21'' D, est:$4000/6000. Note: The design of this chair was an effort to solve the problem of how to properly hold every article of a gentleman's clothing set at the end of the day to preserve their form without wrinkles. Wegner initially conceived of this chair with four legs but was unsatisfied with the heavy-looking form. The final model is sculptural as well as utilitarian. This model is illustrated in the following: J. Bernsen. ''Hans J. Wegner'', Copenhagen, 1995, pp. 37, 67, and 104. N. Oda. ''Danish Chairs'', San Francisco, 1996, p. 116. C. & P. Fiell. ''1000 Chairs'', Cologne, 2000, p. 300. C. & P. Fiell. ''Scandinavian Design'', Cologne, 2002, p. 655. This model chair sold Sollo Rago Modern Auction, Lambertville, NJ, 27 October 2007, lot 117 ($13,000). Provenance: Property from an Important Private Collection, Palos Verdes, CA


Height of seat: 17.5'', width of seat: 18.5'', depth of seat: 13.5''. Structurally sound. Good overall condition. With typical marks, scratches and dryness to timber, commensurate with age and use. Timber of seat of a more red tone than on rest of chair. Seat hinge mechanism works smoothly. AS-IS. ALL SALES FINAL

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1153: Hans Wegner / Johannes Hansen Valet chair PP 250

Estimate $4,000 - $6,000Mar 18, 2009