Lot 81 (20th Century Design, 29th January 2019)

An ebonised 500/6 desk

An ebonised 500/6 desk,
designed by Josef Hoffmann in 1905 and manufactured by Jacob and Josef Kohn, Vienna, the raised back with a three-quarter gallery and two drawers each side, over a writing surface and a central drawer,
109cm wide
58.5cm deep
96.5cm high

For similar examples, see: Giovanni Renzi, 'Il Mobile Moderno: Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn', 2008 pp.202-203 and Eva Otllinger 'Against the Grain: Bentwood furniture from the collection of Fern and Manfred Steinfeld', 1993, p.85.

Sold for £6,600

Condition report
Re-finished recently.
New baize to the top of the writing surface.
Bought 15 years ago from a dealer.
Shelf above writing surface slightly warped.
Please view additional images, including underside of the drawers and the runners between the legs.
Water based paint was used, rustins satin black was used to paint the desk.


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The auction details are as follows:

Auction: 20th Century Design, 29th January 2019


26 January 2019 10am - 1pm
27 January 2019 10am - 1pm
28 January 2019 9am - 5pm
29 January 2019 from 9am

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