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Nanna Ditzel, Jørgen Ditzel: Very rare chaise longue with Brazilian rosewood frame. Seat and back upholstered with light wool. Made by I/S Knud Willadsen.

Description

Very rare chaise longue with Brazilian rosewood frame. Seat and back upholstered with light wool. Designed and made 1951 by I/S Knud Willadsen Cabinetmakers. L. 140 cm.

Provenance: Margrethe Schanne (1921–2014), solo dancer at the Royal Danish Ballet.

This is the only piece made, until the model was re-introduced into production by Kitani, Japan in 2007.

This example exhibited: The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark, 1951. Literature: Grete Jalk [ed.]: “40 Years of Danish Furniture Design”, vol. 3, p. 197. Literature: Henrik Sten Møller: “Motion and Beauty, The Book of Nanna Ditzel” 1998, ill. and referred to pp. 48–49.

Condition

Condition report on request.

Items that are made of Brazilian rosewood or contain parts of it, require a CITES export permit in order to be exported from Denmark to a country outside The European Union. Buyers residing outside the European Union are required to obtain this permit.

Auction

Furniture, lamps & carpets, 29 September 2016

Category

Modern furniture

Artist

Nanna Ditzel (b. Copenhagen 1923, d. s.p. 2005)

Jørgen Ditzel (b. Frederiksberg 1921, d. København 1961)

Estimate

80,000–120,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

170,000 kr.