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Anna Petrus Furniture

Anna Petrus was a Swedish sculptor, graphic artist, designer and dancer, born in 1886, in Uppsala, Sweden. She is remembered, in particular, for the pewter and cast iron works with the lion motif, which she designed in the mid-1920s for Svenskt Tenn, some of which are still produced today. Anna also contributed to the design of the Swedish pavilion for the “1925 Paris Exhibition”.

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Creator: Anna Petrus
Cast iron relief by Anna Petrus for Näfveqvarns Bruk, Sweden, ca 1925
By Nafveqvarns Bruk, Anna Petrus
Located in Stockholm, SE
Striking relief by Anna Petrus, made from cast iron. Beautiful, energetic motif of a lion with a flowing mane on its back paws, great attention to detail. Anna Petrus was a Swedish ...
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1920s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Anna Petrus Furniture

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Iron

Anna Petrus Firma Svenskt Tenn Lion Box 1929
By Anna Petrus, Svenskt Tenn
Located in Stockholm, SE
Box in brass and pewter with decor of a leaping lion. Designed by Anna Petrus for Firma Svenskt Tenn.
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Anna Petrus Furniture

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Pewter, Brass

Anna Petrus Firma Svenskt Tenn Pewter Box Womens Face
By Anna Petrus, Svenskt Tenn
Located in Stockholm, SE
Box in brass and pewter with decor of a womans face. Designed by Anna Petrus for Firma Svenskt Tenn. Marked B8 = 1928. Anna Petrus was a sculptor and designer at the beginning of the 20th Century. After her death, Anna Petrus' work was almost forgotten, but in recent years, it been rediscovered. And now, her sculptures are sought after-objects. She was born Anna Petersson, the daughter of a medical professor and a countess, and took the surname when she studied at the Academy of Arts. She inherited a small fortune at age 11 when her mother died, which enabled her to educate in London and travel to Italy and France. Anna Petrus had her international breakthrough at the Paris World Fair in 1925, where she displayed pewter and cast iron objects...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Anna Petrus Furniture

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Pewter, Brass

Anna Petrus Svenskt Tenn Cigarr Box Model 462
By Anna Petrus, Svenskt Tenn
Located in Stockholm, SE
Anna Petrus designed cigarr box for Firma Svenskt Tenn 1928. Model 462. Anna Petrus was a sculptor and designer at the beginning of the 20th Century. After her death, Anna Petrus' work was almost forgotten, but in recent years, it been rediscovered. And now, her sculptures are sought after-objects. She was born Anna Petersson, the daughter of a medical professor and a countess, and took the surname when she studied at the Academy of Arts. She inherited a small fortune at age 11 when her mother died, which enabled her to educate in London and travel to Italy and France. Anna Petrus had her international breakthrough at the Paris World Fair in 1925, where she displayed pewter and cast iron objects...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Anna Petrus Furniture

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Pewter, Brass

Pewter Jar by Anna Petrus, Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, 1931
By Anna Petrus, Svenskt Tenn
Located in Stockholm, SE
Amazing pewter jar by Anna Petrus, with a line of brass encircling the base and lid. Expressive lion on the lid, body decorated with a graphic pattern.
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1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Anna Petrus Furniture

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Brass, Pewter

Anna Petrus, Pewter Box, Firma Svenskt Tenn, 1928
By Anna Petrus, Svenskt Tenn
Located in Stockholm, SE
Box in brass and pewter with decor of a womans face. Designed by Anna Petrus for Firma Svenskt Tenn. Marked B8 = 1928.   
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1920s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Anna Petrus Furniture

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Brass, Pewter

Anna Petrus Sculpture Produced by Svenskt Tenn in Sweden
By Anna Petrus
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare lion sculpture designed by Anna Petrus. Produced by Svenskt Tenn in Sweden.
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1920s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Anna Petrus Furniture

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Pewter

Anna Petrus, Pewter box, Firma Svenskt Tenn, 1929
By Anna Petrus, Svenskt Tenn
Located in Stockholm, SE
Box with decor of a lion, brass and pewter. Designed by Anna Petrus for Firma Svenskt Tenn. Marked C8 = 1929.   
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1920s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Anna Petrus Furniture

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Brass, Pewter

Planter No 1, Designed by Anna Petrus for Näfveqvarn, Sweden, 1925
By Anna Petrus
Located in Stockholm, SE
Planter No 1, designed by Anna Petrus for Näfveqvarn, Sweden. 1925. Cast iron. The motive originally designed for the Swedish Pavilion at the Paris World Exhibition, 1925. Measure...
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1920s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Anna Petrus Furniture

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Iron

Planter No. 2 Designed by Anna Petrus for Näfveqvarn, Sweden, 1925
By Anna Petrus
Located in Stockholm, SE
Cast iron. The motive originally designed for the Swedish Pavilion at the Paris World Exhibition, 1925. Measures: H 20 cm/ 8'' L 130 cm/ 51'' W 29 cm/ 11 1/2''.
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1920s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Anna Petrus Furniture

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Iron

Pair of Pewter Bawls by Anna Petrus
By Anna Petrus
Located in Long Island City, NY
Pair of pewter bawls designed by Anna Petrus for Svenskt Tenn. Designed in 1929.
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1930s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Anna Petrus Furniture

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Pewter

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Anna Petrus furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Anna Petrus furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Anna Petrus furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Anna Petrus were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in sweden during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Nils Fougstedt, Herman Bergman, and Sune Bäckström. Prices for Anna Petrus furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,294 and can go as high as $10,523, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,883.

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