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Jacob Kjær Furniture

Danish

After training under his cabinetmaker father and then further afield at Berlin’s Institute of Arts and Crafts Museum and in Paris, Danish furniture designer Jacob Kjær crafted classical English-inspired dining chairs, sofas and other pieces that, many decades later, are understated and elegant in any space. 

Kjær returned to Copenhagen in 1926 and opened his own workshop after studying in Germany and working as a joiner in France. His collectible works have all the characteristics that are attributed to Scandinavian modernist furniture — his chairs boast gracefully sloping seat backs and arms that mirror works by designers such as Finn Juhl or Hans Wegner, while his tables and other pieces, typically crafted in teak, rosewood or mahogany, are demonstrative of the deep commitment to craftsmanship associated with likeminded artisans who hail from Nordic regions of the world

A well-known armchair made by Kjær for use at the UN Building in New York City is the spare and sculptural FN chair. While this iconic seat was first constructed in wood and upholstered in durable leather at the designer’s studio, it was later manufactured by Christensen & Larsen and is now available from Kitani, a Japanese company that offers licensed reproductions of chairs by a range of Danish modernist designers such as Ib Kofod-Larsen, Nanna Ditzel and others.

Kjær participated in the Barcelona World Exhibition in 1929 and held leadership roles in the Arts and Crafts Committee for Export and the Danish Arts and Crafts National Association. He also chaired the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild for a period during the 1950s. An example of one of Kjær’s armchairs is held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Jacob Kjær seating, side tables, coffee tables and more.

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Creator: Jacob Kjær
Jacob Kjaer Rare Set of Six Dining Chairs in Mahogany and Niger Leather
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jabob Kjær for Jacob Kjær Møbelhaandværk, dining chairs, niger leather, cuban mahogany, brass rivets, Denmark, 1937. Stunning set of dining chairs by Jacob Kjær manufactured in 1937...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Jacob Kjær 'UN' Set of Four Armchairs with Original Leather
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jabob Kjær for Jacob Kjær Møbelhaandværk, set of four 'UN' armchairs model 'B37', original black leather, mahogany, Denmark, design 1949, manufactured 1957 Stunning set of 'UN' chai...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Unique Jacob Kjaer Sofa in Original Niger Leather and Mahogany
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jacob Kjaer, sofa, original Niger leather, brass, stained mahogany, Denmark, 1930s Exemplifying the quintessential essence of Danish design of the thirties, this rare sofa by Jacob...
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1930s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Brass

Jacob Kjær 'UN' Armchairs with Original Black Leather and Mahogany
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jabob Kjær for Jacob Kjær Møbelhaandværk, 'UN' armchairs model 'B37', original black leather, mahogany, Denmark, design 1949, manufactured 1957 Stunning pair of 'UN' chairs by Jacob...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Jacob Kjaer Rare Set of Ten Dining Chairs in Mahogany and Niger Leather
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jabob Kjær for Jacob Kjær Møbelhaandværk, dining chairs, niger leather, cuban mahogany, brass rivets, Denmark, 1937. Stunning set of dining chairs by Jacob Kjær manufactured in 1937. The Danish designer Jacob Kjær created this particular model for the Paris World Fair in 1937. The strong, elegant form of the geometrical backrest with spindles, all executed in the finest Cuban mahogany is absolutely striking. Lightness is created through the slim proportions of the frame which is executed in mahogany. Together with the original cognac niger leather with admirable patina this set of dining chairs is visually striking. A nice decorative touch are the brass rivets on the side of each seating. Jacob Kjaer (1896-1957) started working as a furniture designer in 1915. From 1918-20 he studied at the Institute of Arts and Crafts Museum in Berlin, then worked in Paris and returned to Copenhagen in 1926. Here, he opened his own workshop. His highly skilled craftsmanship and designs got honored with the Hand Work Medal in 1954. These items are in good, used condition and show patina and signs of wear and use common for pieces this age. The mahogany type of this piece does not require an export license. Please note that we have a total of sixteen chairs...
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1930s Danish Art Deco Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Jacob Kjær Mid Century Rio Rosewood Free Standing Writing Desk
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Kastrup, DK
Freestanding Rio rosewood writing desk with beautiful grain designed by Jacob Kjær, Denmark 1950-1960. Front with 2x2 drawers with brass pulls. Top with raised edge. The desk shows r...
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Mid-20th Century European Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Rosewood

1940's Palle Suenson armchair, Danish designer
By Jacob Kjaer, Palle Suenson
Located in Sherborne, GB
This is an exquisite sculpted armchair in rosewood, designed by Danish modernist architect Palle Suenson for Jacob Kjaer, it dates from 1948. It was made in Denmark. The chair real...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Rare Danish Mid-Century Sofa by Jacob Kjær in Teak & Paisley Jacquard, c. 1950
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Norwalk, CT
Elevate your space with this elegant cocktail sofa by Jacob Kjær. Inspired by traditional English silhouettes, this perfectly-proportioned sofa features thin sloped shelter arms and ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Fabric, Teak

Pair Palle Suenson Armchairs for Jacob Kjaer
By Palle Suenson, Jacob Kjaer
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Palle Suenson armchairs for Jacob Kjaer. The frames of the chairs are walnut with the original Niger leather. These chairs have nice li...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Walnut, Leather

Flemming Lassen Pair of Easy Chairs in Beige Sheepskin, 1940s
By Jacob Kjaer, Flemming Lassen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Flemming Lassen, pair of easy chairs for master cabinetmaker Jacob Kjaer, Denmark. Tapering legs in stained ash and reupholstered in beige sheepskin. The model was presented at The ...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Sheepskin, Ash

Set of Six Exotic Wood Dining Chairs by Jacob Kjær (attr.), Denmark 1940s
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Utrecht, NL
‎This set of six dining chairs are attributed to the Danish designer and master cabinetmaker, Jacob Kjær. He was a true “snedkermester”, a title given to the most excellent furniture...
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1940s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Jacob Kjaer Armchair in Mahogany
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Jacob Kjaer armchair in mahogany and niger leather. Executed by Jacob Kjaer, Copenhagen, Denmark.   
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

1940's Palle Suenson Armchair
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Oakland, CA
Finely sculpted armchair in rosewood, designed by Danish modernist architect Palle Suenson for Jacob Kjaer, c.1940, Denmark. The chair showcases elegantly curved arms and cross stret...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Rosewood

Pair of Jacob Kjær Lounge Chairs Mahogany and Niger Leather, Scandinavian Modern
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Jacob kjær - scandinavian modern. A beautiful pair of lounge chairs, designed and manufactured by cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær (1896-1957). Materials: Dark stained mahogany and upho...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Dining table in solid mahogany by Jacob Kjær
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Dining table in solid mahogany w. three extension leaves in pine. Jacob Kjær
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Mahogany

1960s Danish Coffee Table in Oak Design Jacob Kjær
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Handewitt, DE
Coffee table, designed by the Danish master cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær Copenhagen Denmark. Made in solid oak and brass points on the table top. Jacob Kjaer designed the table in 1939 an...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Oak

Jacob Kjaer Mahogany Desk
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Jacob Kjaer desk in mahogany.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Brass

Rare Jacob Kjaer 'B47' Arm Chair
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A very rare and unusual design by master cabinet maker and furniture designer Jacob Kjaer. The seat and backrest are fully upholstered in a sea-green suede, with solid teak legs. Onl...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Suede, Teak

Armchair Made In Mahogany & Light Leather By Jacob Kjær From 1950s
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Lejre, DK
This armchair, designed by Jacob Kjær around the 1950s, is a fine example of mid-century Danish craftsmanship. The chair is constructed from high-quality mahogany wood, known for its...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Flemming Lassen Ingeborg Lounge Chairs Chairs
By Flemming Lassen, Jacob Kjaer
Located in Oakland, CA
Ingeborg lounge chairs originally designed in 1940 by Flemming Lassen and produced by Master carpenter Jakob Kjaer for The Copenhagen Cabinetmaker Guild Ex...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Wood, Fabric

Jacob Kjær Armchair Model M70/21 Produced by Cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Limhamn, Skåne län
Rare armchair model M70/21 designed by Jacob Kjær. Produced by cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær in Denmark.
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Jacob Kjaer, Adjustable Lounge Chair, Teak, Leather, Denmark, 1945
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in High Point, NC
An adjustable, teak and leather lounge chair designed and produced by Jacob Kjaer, Denmark, 1945.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Danish modern 1960 armchair by master cabinet maker Jacob Kjaer
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in København K, 84
This Danish modern armchair by Jacob Kjaer, a revered master cabinet maker and modernist pioneer, embodies the essence of mid-century design sophistication. Crafted in 1960 in Copenh...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Hardwood

1950s lounge chair by cabinetmaker Jacob Kjaer in Wool and with Tapering Legs
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in København K, 84
1950s danish easy chair red and black wool, with six buttons in the back. Tapering wooden legs. This armchair is designed and manufactured in Denmark circa 1952 by danish master ca...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Fabric, Wood, Wool

Rare Executive Desk Chair in Walnut, Brass and Leather, Palle Suenson, 1940s
By Jacob Kjaer, Palle Suenson
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Palle Suenson & Jacob Kjær - Scandinavian Modern A rare executive desk chair by Danish Modenist Architect Palle Suenson (1904-1987) and cabinetmaker Jacob Kjær (1896-1957) a special order for the...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Brass

Jacob Kjaer set of 6 dining chairs Oak and original Niger leather, 1930's
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Uccle, BE
Set of 6 Oak chairs with original patinated Niger leather. Jacob Kjær (1896–1957) was a Danish furniture designer and cabinetmaker. Kjær received training as a cabinetmaker in the workshop of his father who was also a furniture maker. After completing his training in Berlin and Paris, he exhibited works at the Barcelona World Exhibition in 1929. Characterized by simplicity, his designs drew on the finest materials which, unusually for his day, he crafted himself. Inspired by classical English Style, his clean, graceful designs are modern in interpretation. He did much to enhance the reputation of the Danish furniture industry as president of the Cabinetmakers Guild from 1952 to 1957 and of the Arts and Crafts Committee for Exports from 1944 to 1957. One of his most notable works is the FN Chair...
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Early 20th Century European Scandinavian Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Oak

Jacob Kjaer, Lounge Chairs, Teak, Black Leather, Denmark, 1945
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of adjustable, teak and leather lounge chairs designed and produced by Jacob Kjaer, Denmark, 1945.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Pair of Jacob Kjær High Back Armchairs in Bouclé and Mahogany, Denmark, 1940s
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in The Hague, NL
This very rare pair of armchairs was designed and produced by Jacob Kjær in Denmark in the late 1940s. The sumptuous design is marked by the distinct combination of curved and straig...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Fabric, Wool, Bouclé, Upholstery, Wood, Mahogany

Set of Four Teak Curved Back Armchair Model B49 by Jacob Kjaer, Circa 1955
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Four model B49 armchairs by Jacob Kjaer. Constructed in teak with seat and curved back upholstered with original black leather. On Display in our Los Angeles showroom. Priced per cha...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Jacob Kjaer Grand Prix Paris Dining Chairs
By Jacob Kjaer, Worts Mobler
Located in Minneapolis, MN
A set of 12 dining chairs designed by Jacob Kjaer and produced by cabinet maker Worts Mobelsnedkeri. Each frame is constructed in a beautiful...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Rosewood, Leather

Scandinavian Modern Two Pillar Dining Table by Jacob Kjaer
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This lovely traditional style mahogany dining table boasts a 1930's design with modernist 'pillar' style legs. 88"l x 39" d x 29" with no leaves inserted. Three leaves expand the tab...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Mahogany

Jacob Kjaer, Adjustable Teak Lounge Chair, Denmark, 1945
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Adjustable teak lounge chair, by Jacob Kjaer, Denmark, circa 1945. A lounge chair by Danish cabinet maker and modernist pioneer, Jacob Kjaer, designed i...
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Jacob Kjaer Freestanding sofa of Rosewood
By Jacob Kjaer, Henrik Wørts Møbelsnedkeri
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Jacob Kjaer Freestanding sofa with rosewood frame. SIdes, seat and back upholstered with green wool. Executed by cabinetmaker Wørts, Copenhagen, Denm...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Fabric, Rosewood

Jacob Kjaer Model B-37 Rosewood Un Chair, 1949
By Christensen & Larsen, Jacob Kjaer
Located in London, GB
Jacob Kjaer UN Chair, 1949 Model B-37 armchair designed in 1949 for the UN headquarters in New York. Produced in Brazilian rosewood with seat and back ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Rosewood

Armchair in Mahogany and Light Leather by Jacob Kjær from the 1950s
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Lejre, DK
This armchair is a beautiful example of Danish design from the 1950s, created by the renowned furniture designer Jacob Kjær. The chair is constructed of mahogany wood, which radiates...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Jacob Kjaer United Nations FN Armchair
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in St. Louis, MO
Hard to find Jacob Kjaer United Nations "FN" chair with original finish and leather. Originally designed in 1948 for the UN headquarters, New York. Original leather, does show age an...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Beech

Jacob Kjaer Armchair in Rosewood
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Jacob Kjaer, armchair. Rosewood and fabric. Executed by Jacob Kjaer, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1951.   
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Fabric, Rosewood

Danish Modern Settee by Jacob Kjaer, 1940
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful Danish modern settee designed by Jacob Kjaer, 1940s, dark stained beech legs with a newly upholstered linen fabric.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Upholstery, Beech

Wingback Chair by Jacob Kjaer
By Hans Jensen, Jacob Kjaer
Located in New York, NY
Wingback chair designed by Hans Thomas Jensen and made by Jacob Kjaer Cuban mahogany legs with new linen upholstery Denmark, 1942.
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1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Linen

Jacob Kjaer Armchair
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
One armchair in teak and leather by Jacob Kjaer.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Jacob Kjær Furniture

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Leather, Teak

Jacob Kjær furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Jacob Kjær furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Jacob Kjær furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Jacob Kjær were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Madsen & Schubell, Henry Rosengren Hansen, and C.M. Madsen. Prices for Jacob Kjær furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,000 and can go as high as $95,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $9,171.

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