Egyptian Folding Stool in Indian Rosewood by Ole Wanscher For Sale
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Egyptian Folding Stool in Indian Rosewood by Ole Wanscher

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Cabinetmaker P.J. Furniture, Copenhagen (cabinetmaker's plaque on the underside of the stool). Designed 1957; this stool made in 2000. Indian rosewood, black leather (additional matching examples are available in both rosewood and mahogany) Literature Ole Wanscher, Furniture designed by Ole Wanscher for A.J. Iversen, in “mobilia”, no. 130, May 1966, unpaginated, an example in rosewood illustrated. Grete Jalk, ed., 40 Years of Danish Furniture Design: The Copenhagen Cabinet-makers’ Guild Exhibitions 1927-1966, Copenhagen, 1987, vol. 1V, 1957-1966, pp. 20-21, illustrated. Arne Karlsen, Dansk Møbelkunst i det 20. Århundrede, Copenhagen, 1990, vol. 2, p. 36, illustrated. Noritsugu Oda, Danish Chairs, Japan, 1996, p. 72, illustrated. Information on the chair A review of the 1957 Copenhagen Cabinet Maker’s Guild Exhibition describes Wanscher’s stool as follows: “At this year’s exhibition Professor Ole Wanscher presents a copy of an Egyptian folding chair from the year 1500 BC. He found the measurements in 1934 on a chair at the Egyptological museum in Berlin. It is a commander’s chair which followed the king, and wherever it was set up became the seat of political power. The folding chair is still used, for example, by the Roman Catholic Church as a bishop’s seat on special occasions. Ole Wanscher has produced a somewhat larger version of the commander’s chair so that anyone may have one in the house if he so desires. This little Egyptian is a marvelous piece of applied art, and its sculptural qualities alone will make it very decorative in a room. The apprentice who worked on the chair in 1957 has had the opportunity of being inspired by the delight of the wood just like his predecessor in the trade 3,500 years ago.”

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    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 16 in. x W 21.50 in. x D 12 in.H 40.64 cm x W 54.61 cm x D 30.48 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU105504023043
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