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Karl Hagenauer Furniture

Austrian, 1898-1956

Karl Hagenauer was an important and popular figure in the decorative arts in Vienna in the decades bracketing the Second World War. While primarily a maker of sculptural decorative pieces, Hagenauer — in the same spirit as his peer Carl Auböck— created a wide array of household objects, from barware to office accessories, all designed with wit and a sleek modernist aesthetic.

Hagenauer’s father was a trained metalsmith who founded a bronzewares manufactory that produced decorative metalwork and housewares in both traditional and the then-novel Art Nouveau styles and cast small sculptures based on Old Masters paintings. After studying art and design at Vienna’s School of Applied Arts, where his teachers included architect Josef Hoffmann, a founder of the Wiener Werkstätte, he joined his father’s workshop in 1919 and began crafting items that reflected Hoffman’s modernist aesthetic. In the 1920s and ’30s, he developed an often-imitated style that combines the lithe, lissome lines of Art Nouveau (known in central Europe as Jugendstil) with the simple, unadorned forms of Art Deco. He worked primarily in brass — both polished and nickel-plated — as well as wood. 

In addition to domestic items such as smoking accoutrements, teapots, trays, bowls, candleholders and tableware, Hagenauer produced a wide array of small-scale sculptures. (His younger brother, Franz— who took over the family business when their father died — was also a noted sculptor, with a style that could be described as Art-Deco-meets-Brancusi.) Karl’s sculptures fall into two main groups: humorous and whimsical animal and character figures that will remind many of the work of artist Tom Otterness and sleek, stylized animal and human forms, many with an African theme — an “exotic” connotation that was a 20th-century remnant of colonialism. As you will see from the items on offer, Karl Hagenauer was an artist-designer of great talent and many moods: affable, stylish and practical.

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Creator: Karl Hagenauer
Karl Hagenauer (wHw) 1940s Wiener Werkstätte Bronze Miniature Figure of a Goat
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer
Located in St. Louis, MO
Karl Hagenauer for Werkstätte Hagenauer Wienstamp - stamped WHW made in Austria, circa 1940s bronze miniature sculpture of a goat, from his animal / zoo series.
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1940s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

Karl Hagenauer (wHw) 1930s Wiener Werkstätte Bronze Sailor Figure w/ Accordion
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer
Located in St. Louis, MO
Karl Hagenauer for Werkstätte Hagenauer Wienstamp - stamped WHW, Hagenauer Wein made in Austria, circa 1930s bronze miniature sculpture of a sailor playing an accordion.
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

Dancing girl Ria by Karl Hagenauer - Werkstätte Hagenauer
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Dancing girl Ria by Karl Hagenauer - Werkstätte Hagenauer.
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1920s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Dancing klown by Karl Hagenauaer
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Dancing klown by Karl Hagenauaer. A wrought copper collar connects the bronze head with the metal body.
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Metal, Bronze, Copper

Karl Hagenauer (wHw) 1920s Wiener Werkstätte Bronze Miniature Figure Skater
By Karl Hagenauer, Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in St. Louis, MO
Karl Hagenauer for Werkstätte Hagenauer Wienstamp - stamped WHW made in Austria, circa 1920s bronze miniature female figure ice skater sculpture. Mounted on marble block with museum putty, removable. Mounted by previous owner. Marble base is 3" x 3" x 2.5"h From the estate of Joan Conway Crancer, daughter of the famous St. Louis painter Fred Conway, and was a passionate art collector, included in her collection were Calder Sculptures, Max Beckman...
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1920s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Hagenauer, Tennis Players, A Pair of Art Deco Miniature Sculptures, ca. 1920's
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Art Deco Karl Hagenauer Tennis Players A Pair of Miniature Sculptures Vienna, ca. 1920s DIMENSIONS MALE TENNIS PLAYER FEMALE TENNIS PLAY...
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1920s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Metal

Art Deco Josephine Baker Female Dancer Brass Statue, Austria 1930 Karl Hagenauer
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Exceptional Karl Hagenauer statue of a female dancer sculpture, commonly titled as Josephine Baker, cast and nickel plated brass, circa 1930s. , manufactured by Werkstätte Hagenauer ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Art Deco Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Art Deco Monkey Candle Holder by Karl Hagenauer, Austria 1920´s
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Art Deco Monkey ¨Affe¨Candle Holder by Karl Hagenauer, Austria 1920´s. Lovely and rare Karl Hagenauer Sculpture, made of silvered bronze. Stamped under it. Affe mit Kerzenleuchter
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

Austrian Midcentury Brass and Grey Metal Table Lamp by Hagenauer Vienna
By Franz Hagenauer, Karl Hagenauer, Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Vienna, AT
This Rare and Iconic Austrian Mid-Century Modern brass table or desk lamp was designed by Karl or Franz Hagenauer ca 1955 and produced by Werkstätte Hagenauer Vienna. It features a s...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass, Metal, Iron

Art Deco Dancer Werkstatte Hagenauer Vienna Brass Polished Wood, Designed 1930s
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
Art Deco Dancer Werkstatte Hagenauer Vienna Brass Polished Wood, Designed 1930s In the beginning the Werkstatte Hagenauer produced everyday life items ...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Art Deco Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

Iconic flamingo table lamp by karl hagenauer
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer
Located in Munich, DE
iconic table lamp first presented at the triennale / milano in 1951 . very rare and important piece of modernism in all original and wonderful condition. the system of brass tubes to...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Aluminum, Brass, Iron

Seldom Seen Art Deco Occasional Table by Hagenauer for Rena Rosenthal
By Rena Rosenthal, Karl Hagenauer
Located in Buffalo, NY
This lovely table was cast with incredible detail and is stamped RWR for Rena Rosenthal Werkstatt. She often commissioned Hagenauer to make pieces for her, which is well documented.,...
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Metal, Iron

Wonderful Hagenauer Silver Donkey Box
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Munich, DE
Wooden bow with silver donkey handle.
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Early 1900s Austrian Art Deco Antique Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Silver

Karl Hagenauer Vintage Brass and Black Metal Bowls or Sculptures Set of Four
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in North Miami, FL
This lovely vintage Austrian set by Karl Hagenauer of four low bowls, dishes or sculptures definitely have a fish motif. They have black metal over brass surrounded by polished brass...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass, Metal

Werkstätte Hagenauer Brass Card Holder Coaster Stand, Mid-Century Austria, 1950s
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer
Located in Vienna, AT
A stunning Mid-Century brass coaster holder dating back to the 1950s, crafted from polished brass by the renowned Werkstätte workshop Hagenauer in Vienna, Austria. This beautiful pie...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Karl Hagenauer Austrian Art Deco 1930s Brass and ebonized Accordionist Sailor
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
A 1930's Austrian Accordionist sailor made of ebonised wood and brass. The sailor has a wooden body and brass head, hands and feet. Sealed on the bottom. In beautiful conditions!!
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Art Deco Figure Accordionist Karl Hagenauer
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
Art Deco Figure Accordionist Karl Hagenauer Around 1930, Accordionist Karl Hagenauer embodied the exquisite craftsmanship of Austria's Werkstatte Hagenauer. Carved from luxurious pai...
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20th Century Austrian Art Deco Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Metal

Bronze "Gender" sculptures by Karl Hagenauer
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
Bronze "Gender" sculptures by Karl Hagenauer Beautiful bronze sculptures of two figures facing each other representing their close encounter, both in gold, signed on the back. The on...
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20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

Art Déco Silvered Metal Elephant with Bowl/Ashtray by Hagenauer Wien, Austria
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer
Located in North Miami, FL
1930s Art Déco silvered metal elephant sculpture holding a bowl/ashtray by Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Austria By: Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer Material: metal, silver, ...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Metal, Silver Plate, Silver

Patinated Solid Brass Karl Hagenauer Candle Holder, Werkstatte Hagenauer Wien
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Doraville, GA
A patinated brass handled candle holder by Karl Hagenauer for Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien. The candle holder dates from the 1950’s. The candle holder is 3 3/4 inches tall, 2 1/2 inche...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Karl Hagenauer Pair of Art Deco Bronze & Wood Musicians
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Oakland, CA
Karl Hagenauer’s Pair of Art Deco Bronze & Wood Musicians showcases his mastery in the Art Deco style. As an influential Austrian designer and goldsmith...
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Karl Hagenauer bronze sculpture woman on horse
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Karl Hagenauer bronze sculpture woman on horse Sculpture of woman on horseback in art deco style movement Circa 1930 Origin Vienna Austria This sculpture is in excellent condition. w...
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

Karl Hagenauer Accordionist Austria 1930s Art Deco
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Oakland, CA
Circa 1930, the Karl Hagenauer Accordionist embodies the exquisite craftsmanship of Werkstatte Hagenauer in Austria. Carved from luxurious painted wood and accentuated with nickel-pl...
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Chrome

Wardrobe Hat Coat Rack by Karl Hagenauer 1932, Max Fellerer, Original Invoice
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Miami, FL
Wardrobe Hat Rack by Karl Hagenauer from 1932, steel nickel plated. From the estate of Max Fellerer, comes with original invoice. Max Fellerer (1889–1957) trained in Vienna at the T...
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1930s Austrian Bauhaus Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Steel, Nickel

Art Deco Silver Metal Sailboat by Hagenauer
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
Art Deco Silver Metal Sailboat by Hagenauer Elegant Art Deco figure of a stylized sailboat in silver metal, with ebony wood hull by Karl Hagenauer, 20th century Austrian designer Mea...
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20th Century Austrian Art Deco Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

Hagenauer Sculpture "Woman Walking Panther, " Vienna 1930s Art Deco
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Oakland, CA
This dynamic sculpture, “Woman Walking Panther,” is a striking example of Art Deco artistry from 1930s Vienna. Crafted by the renowned Austrian sculptor Karl Hagenauer in 1928, this ...
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Metal

Silver metal figure "skier" Viennese by Karl Hagenauer
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
Silver metal figure "skier" Viennese by Karl Hagenauer Figure that represents a skier who is in a dynamic pose, as if he were going down a slope. The figure has a polished finish giv...
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20th Century Austrian Art Deco Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Metal

Austrian Midcentury African Warrior Bronze and Brass Sculpture by Hagenauer
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Austrian midcentury African warrior bronze and brass sculpture by Hagenauer.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

Rare Pair of Karl Hagenauer Werkstätte Wien Art Deco Candelabras, ca. 1925
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Hampstead, QC
In 1898, Carl Hagenauer founded what came to be known as the “Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien” company. His son, Karl Hagenauer (1898-1956) eventually assumed leadership of the family bus...
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1920s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass, Nickel

Austrian Midcentury Brass and Black Metal, Locomotive by Hagenauer Vienna
By Karl Hagenauer, Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Vienna, AT
A rare model of a locomotive, handmade of metal and brass by Werkstatte Hagenauer Vienna in the 1920s. Marked on its bottom WHW, Hagenauer Wien, made in Austria, handmade. Very nice ...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass, Metal

Large Brass Hagenauer Serving Tray
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Vienna, AT
Beautiful antique Hagenauer brass serving tray. Decorated and hand crafted.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Pipe holder by Hagenauer vienna around 1950s ( marked )
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer
Located in Wien, AT
Pipe holder by Hagenauer vienna around 1950s Marked on Bottom
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Oblong Hammered footed Brass Bowl, Karl Hagenauer
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Oblong Hammered footed Brass Bowl, Karl Hagenauer Austria, Circa 1950s A fine example designed by Karl Hagenauer for the...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Modern Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Sculpted Wood Bust by Karl Hagenauer of an Native American, circa 1930s
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Brussel, BE
A rare bust of a Native American man in sculpted wood by Hagenauer Austria ca. 1930s.
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

1930s Karl Hagenauer Design for Whw Wien Austria Soliflore Tulip Vase Bronze
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Biella, IT
Karl Hagenauer design for Whw Wien Austria "soliflore" tulip vase bronze years 30 deco. Measure height 9 inches diameter 2,4", all signed and handmade. Good vintage condition.
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

Untitled 'Christ' Sculpture by Karl Hagenauer, 1950, Rosewood and Bronze
By Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien, Karl Hagenauer
Located in Kansas City, MO
Rare Untitled (Jesus Christ) table top sculpture by Karl Hagenauer for Werkstätte Hagenauer, Austria, c. 1950 Brazilian rosewood body and bronze head and hands. One hand turns in pl...
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

Karl Hagenauer Austrian 1930s Art Deco Brass and Ebonized Wood Singing Sailor
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Mexico City, MX
A 1930's Austrian ebonized wood and brass singing sailor. The sailor has wood body and brass head, hands and feet. Sealed on the bottom.
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Stylized Art Deco Standing Sculpture of Jesus Christ by Karl Hagenauer
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in San Diego, CA
Stylized Art Deco standing sculpture of Jesus Christ (may be influenced by Christ the Redeemer "Cristo" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) by Austrian desig...
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20th Century Austrian Art Deco Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

1920s Karl Hagenauer Weiner Werkstatte Wien Nickel Brass Glass Ceiling Lamp
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Brescia, IT
Rare and gourgeus ceiling lamp by Karl Hagenauer Wien, 1925 Nickel plated brass frame Glass Shade (diameter 15 cm) Excellent condiction Perfect working order.
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1920s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass, Nickel

Hagenauer Vienna Brass Candelabra Mid-Century Candle Holder, Austria, 1940s
By Karl Hagenauer, Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful Austrian two-arm mid century brass candleholder / candlestick, designed and executed by Karl Hagenauer / Werkstatte Hagenauer in the 1940s. In very good condition, marked...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Karl Hagenauer Hand-Hammered Footed Copper and Brass Bowl
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Karl Hagenauer footed copper and brass bowl. Signed bottom Werkstatten Hagenauer Wien, made in Austria, Karl. Dates to the 1950s.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass, Copper

Small Art Deco Brass Cat Box Karl Hagenauer, Brass, Austria
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Brussels, BE
Small Art Deco brass cat box Karl hagenauer, Brass, Austria.   
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Hagenauer Austrian Art Deco Carved Wood & Bronze Panther Head
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in New York, NY
Hagenauer Austrian Art Deco hand carved stylized wood tiger head with nickeled bronze teeth, tongue and base element, marked 'Austria' on side.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Deco Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

Art Deco Hagenauer Wien Figural Sculpture, Diana with Greyhounds
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
This dynamic sculpture was designed by Austrian sculptor Karl Hagenauer, known for his iconic Art Deco decorative objects and furniture designs. This piece is composed of nickel-plat...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Art Deco Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

Flat Bowl, Brass, Karl Hagenauer Vienna, Austria
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Vienna, AT
A little flat bowl standing on four feet. Designed and manufactured by Karl Hagenauer Vienna.
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1950s Austrian Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Austrian Art Deco Brass Hand Mirror by Werkstätte Hagenauer, Vienna
By Karl Hagenauer, Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Vienna, AT
Amazing polished brass hand mirror manufactured by Werkstätte Hagenauer Vienna in the 1930s, marked on the underside Hagenauer Wien, WHW. Very nice original condition. A Must Have for every Hagenauer Collector!  ref.: exhibition catalogue „Hagenauer. Wiener Moderne und neue Sachlichkeit...
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Patinated Bronze Sculpture of a Deer by Hagenauer
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
This whimsical sculpture of a stag is from the famed Werkstatte Hagenauer Wien.
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Bronze

Art Deco Hagenauer Vienna Hand Mirror Brass Nickel-Plated, made circa 1930
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Vienna, AT
Finest Art Deco Hagenauer Vienna hand mirror. The appearance of mirror's handhold is strongly influenced by designs once created in so-said Wiener ...
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1930s Austrian Art Deco Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass

Side Table by Julius Jirasek for Hagenauer Wien
By Julius Jirasek, Karl Hagenauer, Werkstätte Hagenauer Wien
Located in Vienna, AT
Solid walnut construction with caned shelf and glass table top designed by Julius Jirasek for Werkstätte Karl Hagenauer, Vienna, circa 1932. Original condition. Dimension: height ...
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1930s Austrian Modern Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Cane, Glass, Walnut

Karl Hagenauer "Flamingo" Floor Lamp
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in San Francisco, CA
A brass floor lamp by Karl Hagenauer. Three joints allow for adjustable shape and direction. Patinated cast metal foot, brass tube, perforated metal shade, and white lacquered interior.
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1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Brass, Metal

Silver Metal Cylindrical Box Signed Hagenauer
By Karl Hagenauer
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
Silver Metal Cylindrical Box Signed Hagenauer Beautiful Art Deco decorative box in silver metal, with a handle depicting a ferret on the lid, signed on the bottom of the base. Measur...
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20th Century Austrian Art Deco Karl Hagenauer Furniture

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Metal

Karl Hagenauer furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Karl Hagenauer 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 Karl Hagenauer furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Karl Hagenauer were created in the Art Deco style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Stefan Dakon, Franz Hagenauer, and Bruno Zach. Prices for Karl Hagenauer furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $502 and can go as high as $22,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,725.

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