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Hans J Wegner for Johannes Hansen JH-525 and JH-526 Dining Chairs in Teak

$18,500per set

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Nice set of six original Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen JH-525 and JH-526 dining chairs in teak. Original black oxhide leather upholstery. One owner with original invoice and documentation from Johannes Hansen included. Thick, solid teak frames with beautiful sculpted arms. The aged wood is in excellent original condition with no damage or repairs. Only minimal wear. The original black ox hide leather is very nice overall. By nature, there is a little variation in texture and grain with ox hide leather. There are some very small flaws or wear from use, such as small scratches or nicks, rub marks, etc, but only very minor. The seats are soft and comfortable. A couple of the backrests have foam that is starting to harden at the outer edges but is not noticeable visibly or when used. These chairs need nothing to be used in a top-tier collection. All chairs have the original fabric underneath with metal labels from Johannes Hansen. Each armchair measures - 25.25" wide x 21.5", deep x 31.75" tall. 17.5" seat height. Each side chair measures - 21.25" wide x 20", deep x 31.25" tall. 17" seat height. These chairs were ordered from Linds Bolighus in Velje, Denmark, but originally the wrong chairs were delivered. The original owners worked directly with Johannes Hansen to exchange for the correct chairs. The original Linds Bolighus invoice, letters from Johannes Hansen, and other original paperwork are included with the sale of these chairs.

Details

  • Creator
    Hans J. Wegner (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.75 in. (80.65 cm)Width: 21.25 in. (53.98 cm)Depth: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU788715638702

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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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