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4-Drawer Bodil Kjaer Desk for E. Pedersen & Son

$53,382.72

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His stunning and very rare desk, originally called a 'working table' by it's designer when she designed it in 1959 for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is an absolute design classic from one of Denmark's most revered furniture designers whose work was rarely produced in great numbers and was bought originally by people who had both the vision and the funds to buy the best! As an interesting aside, this desk appears in 3 different James Bond Movies, From Russia with Love, You only Live Twice, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and then in the 2014 Kingsman movie. A few celebs who liked it enough to own one were H.R.H. Prince Philip for Sandringham, Michael Caine and Oscar Petersen for their homes, and one was also used by good old Auntie BBC for their Election Broadcasts, not a bad list to be part of!! I think we can say apart from anything else, it's fairly cool and very photogenic ! Our particular example is made from a Wood known as Santos Rosewood, whose true name is Pao Ferro, or Machawerium Scleroxylo. known as a rosewood in name only due to the striking Rosewood grain and colouration, but as it is not from the "Dalbergia" Rosewood protected species list is fortunately able to be sent anywhere worldwide without a C.I.T.E.S certificate. There is a paper label in one of the drawers that although very faded the following can be made out. '2717' and below that 'BODIL DESIGN' If you have eagle eyes you may see a small circular hole on the right hand side of the top, this is where the lock resides, unfortunately over the last 50 odd years the key has been waylaid (I blame moneypenny !) so the lock is currently at the locksmiths having a new one cut. We have one image of the desk outside with our discerning wooden friend to show where the photos were taken, to show why there may be some odd reflections in the chrome from the decking and a few reflections of the sky on the top, but we find outdoors shows the truest colours in photos online.

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