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Hans J. Wegner: “AT 314”. A teak dining table with fold down leaves, oak frame with cross legs and brass stretchers. H. 71.5. L. 190/310. W. 106 cm.

Description

“AT 314”. A teak dining table with fold down leaves, mounted on oak frame with cross legs and brass stretchers. This example manufactured 1960s by Andreas Tuck, Odense. Stamped 6. April 1966. H. 71.5 cm. L. 190/310 cm. W. 106 cm.

Literature: “Dansk Kunsthåndværk”, no. 1–1958.

Literature: Christian Holmsted Olesen, “Wegner - Bare een god stol”, ill. and mentioned p. 241.

Hans J. Wegner is undoubtedly most famous for his many chairs. But he also designed a gamut of tables and with the same degree of accuracy. To Wegner, the most important part of this type of furniture was not the table top, but rather what was underneath. For the supporting structure of the tables, he was as usual inspired by furniture designs of the past. Cross legs have a long tradition in the history of furniture; they are, for example, known from 17th century Spanish tables. Wegner used these cross legs for the almost graceful Sabre Leg Table from 1955, which was later reproduced in numerous forms. Wegner was focused on ensuring the stability of the pieces that he designed, and in this case he used brass stretchers to provide support - but as always in a way that made the result appear effortless and beautiful.

Condition

Wear due to age and use. Marks and scratches. Damp marks. Cracks in one end flap. Some wormholes on top. Longitudinal wooden struts on the underside with many wormholes.

Auction

Modern art and design, 12 November 2019

Category

Modern furniture

Artist

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

Estimate

30,000–40,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

60,000 kr.

17 bids

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857321 60,000 kr.
93904 55,000 kr.
857321 50,000 kr.
935449 (Auto bid) 48,000 kr.
860343 48,000 kr.
935449 46,000 kr.
899571 (Auto bid) 44,000 kr.
935449 42,000 kr.
899571 28,000 kr.
802930 27,000 kr.
804981 26,000 kr.
802930 (Auto bid) 25,000 kr.
804981 24,000 kr.
802930 (Auto bid) 23,000 kr.
849347 22,000 kr.
802930 21,000 kr.
860343 20,000 kr.