"Parkbänk Nr. 1" Bench in Cast Iron by Folke Bensow for Näfveqvarns Bruk For Sale
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"Parkbänk Nr. 1" Bench in Cast Iron by Folke Bensow for Näfveqvarns Bruk

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Bench with highly sculptural ends with sloping sides, scrolling top and prominent anthemia in relief designed by architect Folke Bensow (1886-1971) for Näfveqvarns Bruk (Model: Parkbänk Nr. 1,) in painted cast iron with pine slat seat, Sweden 1920s; foundry name in relief. This model was on exhibit at the 1925 Exposition in Paris. Folke Bensow was one of the founders of the Modern Classicism movement. His 1917 design for a textile factory in Norrköping is one of the first modern buildings in Sweden in a classical idiom. (The building is now a museum.) c.f.: Christian Björk, Näfveqvarns Bruk Konstnärer och Arkitekter Till Industrin, Stockholm, 2013, pg. 129.

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  • Date of Manufacture
    1920s
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    CastIron
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 21 in. x W 70 in. x D 26 in.H 53.34 cm x W 177.8 cm x D 66.04 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU91415474503
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