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

“The Chair”. A solid teak armchair, upholstered in seat with black leather. Model JH 503. Made and marked by cabinetmaker Johannes Hansen, Copenhagen.

“The Chair/The Round Chair” was first presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition, at Designmuseum Danmark in 1949. Version with caned seat and top rail, the year after in this version with upholstered seat. John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon sat in Wegner Round Chair or “The Chair” as the Americans named it, in the legendary television duels during the US presidential election in 1960.

Literature: Grete Jalk [red.], “Dansk Møbelkunst gennem 40 aar”, bd 3, p. 98–101 and 140–142.

Noritsugu Oda, “Danish Chairs”, 1999, p. 108–109.

Johan Møller Nielsen, “Wegner en dansk Møbelkunstner”, 1965, p. 44–45.

Per H. Hansen & Klaus Petersen, “Moderne dansk møbeldesign”, 2007, p. 145.

Condition

Minor wear due to age and use. Seats reupholstered. Armrests with nicks.

Auction
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Estimate

12,000–15,000 kr

Sold

Price realised

19,000 kr  

17 bids

When Bidder Bid
1052961 19,000 kr
807907 18,500 kr
1052961 18,000 kr
807907 (Auto bid) 17,500 kr
1052961 17,000 kr
807907 16,500 kr
1052961 (Auto bid) 16,000 kr
807907 15,500 kr
1052961 (Auto bid) 14,000 kr
101714 13,500 kr
1052961 13,000 kr
101714 (Auto bid) 12,500 kr
118056 12,000 kr
101714 11,500 kr
802930 11,000 kr
101714 10,500 kr
825052 10,000 kr