Josef Hoffmann, important side chair #330

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Ref #: SC17

Very elegant and important Vienna Secession period side chair of curvaceous form in stained beech, preserving original brass nail heads and original red leather upholstery. Leg caps in brass. Designed by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) and made by Jacob & Josef Kohn. Stamped and retaining original manufacturer’s paper label. Formerly in the collection of Hida Takayama Museum of Art, Japan.

Literature: 

C. Holme, “The Art Revival in Austria”, New York, 1906, plate C14

J. & J. Kohn factory catalogue, 1916, reprinted 1980, page 53, model #330

P. Asenbaum, et al, “Moderne Vergangenheit Wien 1800-1900”, Vienna, Austria, 1981, page 294

C. Schorske, et al, “Traum und Wirklichkeit Wien 1870-1930”, Vienna, Austria, 1985, page 406

D. E. Ostergard, “Bentwood and Metal Furniture 1850-1946”, New York, 1987, page 111 (for a period photograph), 240 ref. 41B

C. Zetter, K. Zetter-Karner, “Wiener Werkstatte Ein Gesamtkunstwerk”, Galerie Bei Der Albertina Zetter, Vienna, Austria, 2003, page 44

G. Fahr-Becker, “Wiener Werkstatte 1903-1932”, Cologne, Germany, 1995, page 40

C. and P. Fiell, “1000 chairs”, Cologne, Germany, 1997, page 123

M. Huey, exhibition catalog “Viennese Silver Modern Design 1780-1918”, Neue Galerie, New York, 2003, page 210 (for illustration)

G. Renzi, “Il Mobile Moderno, Gebrueder Thonet, Vienna Jacob & Josef Kohn”, Milan, Italy, 2008, pages 72-75 (for related examples) and page 76 (for period photographs)

Age: 1901

Origin: Vienna, Austria

Measurements: 18 1/2″ w, 19″ d, 38″ h


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