Hans J. Wegner: “Cowhorn Chair”. Set of four solid teak armchairs, seats with full-grain leather. Made by Johannes Hansen. (4)


“Cowhorn Chair”. Set of four solid teak armchairs, back with Brazilian rosewood inlays. Seats upholstered with full-grain patinated leather. Model JH 505. Designed 1952. These examples made 1960s by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, one chair with maker's metal tag. (4)

Provenance: Acquired by current owner's grandfather 1960s.

Model presented at The Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition at Designmuseum Danmark, 1952.

Literature: Grete Jalk [ed.]: “40 Years of Danish Furniture Design”, vol. 3, ill. pp. 212–213.

CITES-certificate valid for transport and re-sale within the European Union included.


Wear due to age and use. Marks and scratches. All chairs with unoriginal full-grain leather in seats, previously the chairs have had cane seats, one chair still with cane under the full-grain leather. A chair with nick on the back.


Modern art and design, 12 November 2019


Modern furniture


Hans J. Wegner (b. Tønder 1914, d. Gentofte 2007)


80,000 kr.


Price realised

105,000 kr.

11 bids

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953281 105,000 kr.
899571 (Auto bid) 100,000 kr.
953281 100,000 kr.
899571 (Auto bid) 95,000 kr.
953281 90,000 kr.
899571 (Auto bid) 85,000 kr.
893510 80,000 kr.
899571 (Auto bid) 75,000 kr.
986474 70,000 kr.
899571 65,000 kr.
953281 60,000 kr.