Pair of Grete Jalk Chest of Drawers

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Handsome pair of four-drawer teak dressers with curved teak-veneer plywood pulls. With "George Tanier Selection" stamp to back of each commode.
Details
Creator
Arne Vodder (Designer), 
Sibast Furniture (Maker)
Place of Origin
Denmark
Date of Manufacture
circa 1955
Period
1950-1959
Condition
Good. Nice original finish has even color, and has been cleaned and waxed, with less than 1/2 inch of veneer repair on the bottom side. One handle was refabricated, and a couple were restored. Minor surface scratching on top is appropriate for age.
Dimensions
30 in. H x 39.5 in. W x 19 in. D
76 cm H x 100 cm W x 48 cm D
Dealer Location
Hudson, NY
Number of Items
2
Reference Number
LU80021037332

About Arne Vodder (Designer)

Along with Vernor Panton, Arne Vodder was a leading light of what might be called the “second generation” of forward-thinking 20th-century Danish furniture designers — those who, following in the footsteps of Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl and others, first applied the skills, traditions and philosophical tenets of Danish craftsmanship to a modern furniture idiom.

     As a graduate student in architecture trained by Finn Juhl, Vodder made his mark in the 1960s, when modern design had gained wide acceptance, particularly in the business world. Accordingly, many of Vodder’s chairs are quiet in form — projecting an air of sturdiness and strength, rather than avant-garde styling.

     Vodder’s aesthetic flair was very pronounced in his cabinets and storage pieces — sideboards, bookcases, credenzas and buffets. In such pieces, Vodder liked to play with asymmetry. His bookcases often have a seemingly random array of variously sized shelves and nooks. A typical Vodder sideboard might have four sections, each different in purpose and look: an open stack of vertical shelves, and other cupboards covered with sliding panels in contrasting colored laminates and wood veneers. As you will see from the works on these pages, Arne Vodder had a sense of what kind of design was appropriate for which space: sobriety in the boardroom; playfulness at home.

Address
Modest Designs
NYDC @ 200 Lexington Avenue 10th Floor & 604 Warren Street
Hudson NY 12534
US
(347) 947-2001
Associations
  • 20th Century Specialists
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