Music Room Desk Two Chairs Circle Josef Maria Olbrich Darmstadt Germany c.1900

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Gorgeous Art Nouveau music room writing desk with two chairs of finest manufacturing quality, 1900-1905.

Attributed to circle of Josef Maria Olbrich (1867-1908).
Olbrich, the world-famous Austrian architect and co-founder of the Viennese Secession, had studied as from the year 1890 until 1893 at Viennese Academy of Fine Arts where he had been pupil of Karl v. Hasenauer.
In period 1893-1898 Olbrich worked in the atelier / studio of the famous Viennese architect Otto Wagner who had designed for example the Viennese 'Postsparkasse' as well as the Viennese tram-train (the so-said 'Stadtbahn').
Beyond that, Olbrich planned and constructed the exhibition building of Viennese Secession, the famous Secession Hall, in 1897-1898. Finally - in the year 1899 - the architect and designer was appointed as co-founder of Darmstadt Artists' Colony by Duke Ernst Ludwig von Hessen: Olbrich designed many houses (including his own) and several exhibition buildings there.

Important Note:
This music room writing desk with two chairs is part of a complete room filled with luxurious furnishings which can't hardly be obtained on art market in such a completed state as we're offering here on 1stdib!

Detailed Informations:
This Music Room Writing Desk is constructed in following manner: It is of rectangular / oblong form type. The chest of desk has two doors with lock & key and a drawer / inside, there are two drawers which can be pulled out and a shelf existing. Additionally, the chest based on three slender circular columns as well as on four-edged / square columns attached to a platter
has a pigeon-hole, too. Finally, the desk's surface is decorated with strips accentuated by black color as well as ornamented with quatrefoil-shaped rosettes at front side. - Both chairs - perfectly matching - are upholstered with bright blue fabric / the backrests are stunningly worked: inlay works & strips accentuated by black color are visible.

Sycamore veneer wood / perla Horn & plane tree & black stained pearwood / additionally, several inlay woods existing.

These furnishings are stylistically strongly connected to the Olbrich Music Room Cabinet and other furnishings presented here, too; a copy of this Music Room Cabinet is preserved in the Museum of the Artist's Colony Darmstadt.

Katalog der Kuenstlerkolonie Darmstadt (= Catalogue of Artist's Colony Darmstadt / Germany), published by Renate Ulmer (Darmstadt 1990), pages 194/195

Original vintage furniture deriving from manufacturing period!

Writing desk:
Height: 80 cm / 31.5 inches
width: 120 cm / 47.24 inches
depth: 65 cm / 25.59 inches.
Total height: 95 cm / 37.4 inches
height of seat: 49 cm / 19.29 inches.

In excellent condition/ready for use!

Provenance: privately owned art objects.
Of the Period
Art Nouveau
Place of Origin
Date of Manufacture
circa 1900-1905
Materials and Techniques
37.4 in. H x 47.24 in. W x 25.59 in. D
95 cm H x 120 cm W x 65 cm D
Dealer Location
Neubaugasse 40 ,Vienna, Austria
Number of Items
Reference Number
Plankengasse 2, Vienna, 1010
Neubaugasse 40 ,Vienna 1070
+43 720116266
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