Lot 19 (20th Century Design, 29th May 2019)
A mahogany side cabinet,
by August Ungethum, Vienna, the bronze panel by Georg Klimt (1867-1931), signed, the upper part of stepped form, the central cupboard door inset with a bronze portriat bust in profile of a man, enclosing adjustable shelves, flanked with glazed cupboards, with bevelled glass panels, the lower part centred with three drawers and flanked with cupboards, one key stamped 'A. Ungethum, Wein V',
Georg Klimt (1867-1931) was the brother of the painter, Gustav Klimt, and is best known for producing works of others, rather than his own designs. Having studied sculpture and carving, he undertook a variety of commissions, most notably Oldbich's bronze doors for the Secession building in 1899. The firm of August Ungethum was one of the most prominent in Vienna in the early 1900s. Many prominent designers, including Hoffmann and Moser, commissioned them to produce their work and the Wiener Werkstätte were later to become heavily involved with the firm.
Sold for £2,500
Medallion 38cm diameter. See images
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The auction details are as follows:
Auction: 20th Century Design, 29th May 2019
24 May 2019 9am - 5pm
26 May 2019 10am - 1pm
28 May 2019 9am - 5pm
29 May 2019 from 9am
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