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Hans Wegner Papa Bear Chair AP19 & AP29 Stool by A.P. Stolen, Denmark, 1959

$41,858.70per set

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Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair AP19 & AP29 stool by A.P. Stolen Denmark 1959 Hans J. Wegner AP-19 Papa Bear chair & AP29 foot stool produced by A.P. Stolen, Denmark 1959, distributed by Povl Dinesen Denmark, fabulous early production chair and stool chair featuring oak legs and teak paws, ottoman in teak both items completely restored and re upholstered, the chair is covered in chocolate brown leather to the rear, caramel leather to the central body with brown leather buttons, cream leather piping to the sides and paws, the ottoman is covered in caramel leather and piped in chocolate brown leather, this is the only set of its kind available anywhere in the world, a truly breathtaking combination, reserve now. Summery: Original Hans J Wegner AP-19 AP-29 AP stolen Danish 1959 Bamsestol Lounge chair Foot stool Papa bear Re upholstered Brown, caramel and cream leather Investment Practical and beautiful Condition report: Both chair and ottoman offered in excellent condition having been completely re-upholstered. Dimensions chair: Width 31” / 79cm Depth 31” / 79cm Height 39” / 99cm Seat height 16” / 41cm Seat depth 20” / 51cm Dimensions ottoman: Height 16” / 41cm Width 27.5” / 70cm Depth 16” / 41cm.

Details

  • Creator
    A.P. Stolen (Manufacturer),Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • Design
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39 in. (99.06 cm)Width: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Depth: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Seat Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1959
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. perfect, completely reupholstered.
  • Seller Location
    Longdon, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1832321639742

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    Ships From: Longdon, United Kingdom
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About Hans J. Wegner (Designer)

Best known for his chairs and seating pieces — though a master of many furniture types like sofas and tables — Hans Wegner was a prolific designer whose elegant, often ebullient, forms and devotion to the finest methods in joinery made "Danish Modern" a popular byword for stylish, well-made furniture in the mid-20th century.


Wegner considered himself a carpenter first and a furniture designer second. Like his peers Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl, Wegner believed that striking aesthetics in furniture were based on a foundation of practicality: a chair must be comfortable and sturdy before it is chic.


In keeping with that tenet, several of Wegner’s best chair designs, seen in dealer listings below, have their roots in traditional seating forms. The Peacock chair (designed in 1947) is a throne-like adaptation of the Windsor chair; pieces from the China chair series (begun in 1944) as well as the 1949 Wishbone chair, with its distinctive Y-shaped back splat, are derived from 17th-century Ming seating pieces, as is the upholstered Ox chair (1960). Wegner’s comfy Papa Bear chair (1951) is an almost surreally re-scaled English wingback chair.


Wegner’s most representative piece, the Round chair (1949), gained a footnote in political history when it was used on the TV stage of the first Kennedy-Nixon debate of 1960. That chair, along with Wegner’s more bravura designs, for example the 1963 Shell chair, with its curved surfboard-shaped seat, bring a quietly sculptural presence to a room.  Wegner was a designer who revered his primary material — wood — and it shows. His wood gathers patina and character with age; every Hans Wegner piece testifies to the life it has led.

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