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Hans J. Wegner Valet Chair

About the Item

Exquisite model JH-540 valet chair, designed by Hans J. Wegner for cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen. Originally designed for a king, no detail is overlooked in its craftsmanship. Sculptural form is carved from solid oakwood, showcasing the splendor of the wood. Minimal silhouette is pared down to three tapered legs. The hinged seat opens to reveal a compartment for storage, padded with cognac leather. Finished with solid brass hardware. A superb example of this sought-after design, acquired from single, original owner. Impeccable condition, with rich, original patina intact. Copenhagen, Denmark, 1950s. Measures: 19" wide × 21.5" deep × 37" tall Literature Grete Jalk, Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar, Volume 3: 1947-1956, Copenhagen, 1987, pp. 246-247 Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, San Francisco, 1996, pp. 116-117 Christian Holmsted Olesen, WEGNER: just one good chair, exh. cat., Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, 2014, pp. 6, 65-66, 128.
  • Creator:
    Hans J. Wegner (Cabinetmaker),Johannes Hansen (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 37 in (93.98 cm)Width: 21.5 in (54.61 cm)Depth: 19 in (48.26 cm)
  • Style:
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1950s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: OAM02401stDibs: LU954122178812
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