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Carl Bergsten, Fine Swedish Bois-Satine, Burl Maple & Silvered Bronze Commode

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$36,000

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Arguably the most extraordinary piece in our collection. The commode represents craftsmanship at its best; exclusively made from exceptionally Fine materials and likely is a unique masterpiece from the leading Swedish architect of the early 20th century, Carl Bergsten. The rectangular top, surmounted by an strikingly figured rosewood plinth, above three drawers displaying bois-staine and burl maple marquetry, each drawer mounted by two silvered bronze pulls and centering a silvered bronze keyhole, the sides of the commode composed of large burl maple panels, each panel a mirror image of the opposite side, raised on a recessed scolce, terminating in square bois-satine feet. Bergsten applied near identical marquetry patterns at the acclaimed and widely published Jubilee Exhibition in Gothenburg, 1923. See Modern Swedish Arts and Crafts in Pictures by Dr. Nils Wollin, New York, 1931, p. 11; The Modern Decorative Arts of Sweden by Erik Wettergren, Malmo, 1926, p. 162; Svenska Slöjdföreningens Tidskrift 1922-24, Gregor Paulsson (ed.), Stockholm, 1922-24, p. 34 Carl Bergsten (1879 - 1935) was a Swedish architect of the early 20th century and key founder of the Swedish Grace Movement that coincided with Art Deco. Bergsten was influenced early by the proto-modernist designs of the Viennese Secessionists, amongst whom he studied before opening his own architecture practice in 1904. His most recognized works are the Swedish Pavilion at the seminal 1925 Exposition International des arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, the interior of the luxurious ocean liner M/S Kungsholm, and the Liljevalchs Gallery in Stockholm, which when completed in 1917 was one of the first and still finest examples of early modernist architecture in Sweden.

Details

  • Creator
    Carl Bergsten (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 38.5 in. (97.79 cm)Depth: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1920
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Expertly restored and ready to add to your collection.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 202041stDibs: LU2325324798612

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    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
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