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

The Chair". A Walnut armchair upholstered in seat with black leather. Model PP 503. Made and marked with label by PP Møbler.

“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.

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

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

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

Condition

Minor wear due to age and use. Minor marks and scratches.

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Estimate

20,000 kr.

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Price realised

23,000 kr.  

7 bids

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1050186 23,000 kr.
1035041 (Auto bid) 22,000 kr.
1050186 22,000 kr.
1035041 21,000 kr.
1050186 (Auto bid) 20,000 kr.
1035041 19,500 kr.
1050186 15,000 kr.