Contact 1stdibs
1940s Danish Rosewood NV-40 Writing Desk by Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder For Sale
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 18

1940s Danish Rosewood NV-40 Writing Desk by Finn Juhl for Niels Vodder

About

A beautifully proportioned NV-40 writing desk by Finn Juhl for Neils Vodder. In Rio rosewood with brass detail this rare 1940s desk is in excellent condition. It retains its original key, the lock in perfect working condition. The writing surface lifts on a brass arm to reveal ample storage. Three further storage compartments are accessed with brass handles.

Details

  • Condition
  • Dimensions
    H 29.53 in. x W 25.6 in. x D 25.6 in.H 75 cm x W 65 cm x D 65 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shepperton, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU4497217407362
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    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 Finn Juhl (Designer)

Along with Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen and Børge Mogensen, Finn Juhl was one of the great masters of mid-20th-century Danish design. Juhl was the first among that group to have his work promoted overseas, bringing the character of the nation’s furnishings — and the inherent principles of grace, craftsmanship and utility on which they were based — to an international audience. A stylistic maverick, Juhl embraced expressive, free-flowing shapes in chair and sofa designs much earlier than his colleagues, yet even his quietest pieces incorporate supple, curving forms that are at once elegant and ergonomic.

     As a young man, Juhl hoped to become an art historian, but his father steered him into a more practical course of study in architecture. He began designing furniture in the late 1930s, a discipline in which, despite his education, Juhl was self-taught, and quite proud of the fact. His earliest works, designed in the late 1930s, are perhaps his most idiosyncratic. The influence of contemporary art is clear in Juhl's 1939 “Pelican” chair: an almost Surrealist take on the classic wing chair. Critics reviled the piece, however; one said it looked like a "tired walrus." Juhl had tempered his creativity by 1945, when the Danish furniture-making firm Niels Vodder began to issue his designs. Yet his now-classic “NV 45” armchair still demonstrates panache, with a seat that floats above the chair’s teak frame.

     Juhl first exhibited his work in the United States in 1950, championed by Edgar Kaufmann Jr., an influential design critic and scion of America’s most prominent family of modern architecture and design patrons. (Kaufmann’s father commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright’s design of the house “Fallingwater.”) Juhl quickly won a following for such signature designs as the supremely comfortable “Chieftan” lounge chair, the biomorphic “Baker” sofa, and the “Judas” table, a piece ornamented with stylish inlaid silver plaquettes. As you will see from the offerings on these pages, Finn Juhl’s furniture — as well as his lighting, ceramics, tableware and accessories — has an air of relaxed sophistication and elegance that is unique in the realm of mid-20th- century design.

About the Seller

No Reviews Yet
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2019
Typical response time: 2 hours
Located in Shepperton, GB
More From This Seller
Finn Juhl Model 133 'Spadestolen' Teak and Leather Lounge Chair
Finn Juhl Model 133 'Spadestolen' Teak and Leat...
Finn Juhl
Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Teak
Six Danish "430" Dining Chairs in Rosewood by Arne Vodder for Sibast
Six Danish "430" Dining Chairs in Rosewood by A...
Arne Vodder, Sibast
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Rosewood
Gorgeous Model 67 Danish Rosewood Secrétaire Standing Desk by Arne Wahl Iversen
Gorgeous Model 67 Danish Rosewood Secrétaire St...
Finn Juhl, Arne Wahl Iversen
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Rosewood
Niels Moller Model 55 Rosewood Carver for J.L Mollers Mobelfabrik
Niels Moller Model 55 Rosewood Carver for J.L M...
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Rosewood
You May Also Like
NV 40 Writing Desk in Teak by Finn Juhl
NV 40 Writing Desk in Teak by Finn Juhl
Niels Vodder
Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks
Teak
1960s Finn Juhl Rosewood Executive Desk
1960s Finn Juhl Rosewood Executive Desk
Finn Juhl
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks
Chrome, Rosewood
Finn Juhl Technocrat Desk
$5,200 Sale Price
20% Off
Finn Juhl Technocrat Desk
Finn Juhl
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks
Chrome, Rosewood
Finn Juhl Teak Desk, Bovirke Denmark 1953, Model BO-69
Finn Juhl Teak Desk, Bovirke Denmark 1953, Mode...
Finn Juhl
Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks
Midcentury Danish Rosewood Executive Desk by Arne Vodder for Sibast
Midcentury Danish Rosewood Executive Desk by Ar...
Arne Vodder
Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks
Rosewood
1940s White Painted Writing Desk/ Vanity by Widdicomb
1940s White Painted Writing Desk/ Vanity by Wid...
John Widdicomb
Vintage 1940s American Louis XV Desks
Brass, Wood
Arne Vodder Rosewood Midcentury Danish Floating Executive Desk
Arne Vodder Rosewood Midcentury Danish Floating...
Arne Vodder
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks
Italian Mid-Century Parchment Writing Desk, 1940s
Italian Mid-Century Parchment Writing Desk, 1940s
Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Wood, Parchment Paper

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries