Josef Hoffmann&Wiener Werkstätte Cabinet for Mimi Marlow early 20th Century For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 7 images

Josef Hoffmann&Wiener Werkstätte Cabinet for Mimi Marlow early 20th Century


For the private saloon of the then famous soubrette Mimi Marlow, who was also performing in the legendary "Fledermaus Cabaret," which was designed by Josef Hoffmann and executed by the Wiener Werkstatte, Josef Hoffmann designed this cabinet, that can be hanged on a wall. Documentation: Das Interieur XIV,1913 T 1-4; Innendekoration XXVII, 1916, 22; Josef Hoffmann-das architektonische Werk - Eduard Sekler, WV 152, #345.


  • Date of Manufacture
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 31.5 in. x W 25.6 in. x D 11.82 in.H 80 cm x W 65 cm x D 30 cm
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, AT
  • Seller Reference Number
  • Reference Number
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with the seller on your behalf to ensure you're satisfied with the resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Josef Hoffmann (Designer)

The Austrian architect Josef Hoffmann was a central figure in the evolution of modern design, and a leader in an aesthetic movement born in Europe in the late 19th century that rejected florid, extravagant ornamentation in favor of a new emphasis on simplicity of line. As a founder of the turn-of-the-century Wiener Werkstätte (in English: the Viennese Workshops), a design cooperative that produced superbly crafted furniture and housewares, Hoffmann was a pioneering practitioner of what would become a fundamental principle of modernism: that good design is a way of life.

     Hoffmann came of age amidst a shift in the culture of the applied arts, as a conservative order that looked only to the past for inspiration was pushed aside. But what, exactly, would replace that order was in question — and Hoffmann’s career embodies the developing patterns of design’s new spirit. His architectural work reflects his time as a student of the Vienna architect Otto Wagner, who disdained excessive decoration and employed new materials such as steel girders and reinforced concrete to create buildings with airy, open interiors full of light. As a designer of furniture and interiors, Hoffmann was consistently open-minded about the aesthetics he explored. He was an early adherent of the flowing, organic forms of the Art Nouveau design movement that began to flourish in the late 1880s — but by the opening of the Wiener Werkstätte in 1903, Hoffmann’s designs embraced the beauty of geometry in pieces that feature grids and angular forms.

     Hoffmann’s greatest works reflect his ability to combine seemingly conflicting design visions into coherent wholes. His architectural masterpiece, the Stoclet Palace in Brussels, has an exterior that groups together simple geometric forms and spacious interiors marked by subtly naturalistic design details that lend rooms an air of charm and geniality. Hoffmann’s signature furniture design is an adjustable lounge chair — the Sitzmaschine (1905) — that marries a curving frame with square and rectangular back- and side rests. This piece, like so many others by Hoffmann, reflects a groundbreaking, forward-thinking appreciation for the union of different looks and sources that marks the best of interior design in our own day. Moreover, items offered on these pages — which range from enameled silver jewelry, to a silver flower vase basket, to lighting pendants and sconces — testify to the astonishing breadth of Hoffman’s creative pursuits. He was truly a giant of design.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Gold Seller
1stdibs seller since 2014
Located in Vienna, AT
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Josef Hoffmann Pendant for Wiener Werkstätte Ea...
Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
2010s Austrian Jugendstil Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Crystal
Hanging- lamp from the showrooms of the Wiener Werkstätte used by Hoffmann in several variations. Hammered originally. Works-number M115, pattern-book of the Wiener Werkstaette: WWMB...
Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte Wall Light...
Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
2010s Austrian Jugendstil Wall Lights and Sconces
Wall-lamp with mirror and flower-vase from the dining-room of the Purkersdorf Sanatorium, Lit.: Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, 1906/VII, S. 432 f. (two views from the dingin room San...
Josef Hoffmann for Wiener Werkstätte Wall Light...
Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
2010s Austrian Jugendstil Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Crystal
This is a great lamp from Josef Hoffmann most important building - the Purkersdorf Sanatorium. The reading room at the first floor - on the original image one can see the lamp in the...
Josef Hoffmann-Wiener Werkstätte Pendant early ...
Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann, Woka Lamps
2010s Austrian Jugendstil Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass, Fabric
Brass lamp laquered or nickel-plated. Silk-shade comes in any color, white inside. All handmade. Optionally the bottom can be covered with a hardened opaline-glass in a brass-frame. ...
You May Also Like

Wiener Werkstatte Armoire Attributed to Josef Hoffmann

By Wiener Werkstätte
Price Upon Request
Wiener Werkstatte Armoire Attributed to Josef H...
Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann
Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Wardrobes and Armoires
Rare signed piece of Wiener Werkstatte furniture in beech with Macassar Ebony inlay. The "Wierner Werkstatte of America" insignia dates this to 1919-1922. Ball knobs and simple proto...
Early 20th Century Chinese Cabinet
Antique Early 1900s Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets
Beautiful Chinese cabinet in mainly black and red lacquer with red decorations. Contains several shelves and four drawers, all with original brass hardware.
Early 20th Century Pine Cabinet
Early 20th Century American Cabinets
Brass, Pine
This handsome pine cabinet from the early 20th century is well suited for a variety of settings. The piece has the original brass fixtures that have been polished to highlight their ...
Foundry’s Cabinet, France, Early 20th Century
Early 20th Century French Industrial Cabinets
Old foundry’s cabinet, from the early 20th century. The perforated door is a design ethic carried out throughout the old manufacture. It has nice proportions. Pickled and patinated, ...
Early 20th Century Chinoiserie Style Cabinet
Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Cabinets
Early 20th century Chinese chinoiserie style petite cabinet.
Early 20th Century Tuscany Renaissance Cabinet
Michele Bonciani
Mid-20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Cabinets
Early 1900s Tuscany Renaissance small cabinet sideboard with drawer, foot in hand carved base, Michele Bonciani Cascina attributable, in blod walnut, polished to wax Measure cm:...
Early 20th Century English Industrial Cabinet
Early 20th Century British Industrial Cabinets
Slate, Pine
Early 20th century English industrial woodworker’s cabinet. It has double doors on all sides. It is striking with its old scraped back paint and antique Welsh slate top. Perfect piec...
Early 20th Century Gustavian Painted Cabinet
Early 20th Century Gustavian Cabinets
Late 19th century to early 20th century Gustavian style cabinet with banjo form body that features three shelves, painted creamy white.  

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries