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Josef Maria Olbrich Music Room Table Two Chairs Darmstadt Germany made c.1900


Gorgeous Art Nouveau table with two chairs of finest manufacturing quality. Designer: 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 1897/98. 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 table 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 1stdibs ! Detailed informations: These furnishings consisting of a table with two chairs are constructed in following manner: The oval tabletop is supported by a pair of slender circular columns as well as by a pair of four-edged / square columns attached to elliptic platter at bottom. The table's plate is excellently ornamented with inlay works (= very elegant appearance !). Both chairs - perfectly matching - are upholstered with bright blue fabric / the backrests are stunningly worked: inlay works & strips accentuated by black color are visible. Material: 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. Biblography: 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! Measures: Table: Height: 67.5 cm / 26.57 inches. 95.0 x 95.0 cm / 37.4 x 37.4 inches. Chairs: Total height: 95 cm / 37.4 inches. Height of seat: 49 cm / 19.29 inches. In excellent condition or ready for use! Provenance: Privately owned art objects.


  • Dimensions

    H 37.4 in. x W 37.4 in. x D 37.4 in.

    H 95 cm x W 95 cm x D 95 cm

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    Vienna, AT
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    Set of 3
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