Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


Danish Cabinetmaker Upholstered Armchair with Beech Legs, Denmark 1940s

$ 7,315
  • Description
    This beautiful voluptuous Danish armchair echoes the characteristics of the golden age of Danish Mid-Century Modern design. Thanks to its curved edges and elongated seat, this chair is exceptionally cosy and elegant. Curved armchairs like this are statement pieces in any space, but this model is a true standout both aesthetically and in terms of comfort.

    Thanks to its traditional shape and thick body, this armchair is designed to create a cosy atmosphere, which is a core concept of Danish design. Visually, this model resembles the classic Chesterfield style with rolled armrests and a tufted back. However, here the seat is peculiarly elongated, giving this model a cosier and more ergonomic design. The Danish design idiom, among other things, was centred on gentle yet robust support for the spine - a quality that engender contentment and well-being, a defining characteristic of Danish culture. The visual appearance however, is not the only thing that echoes Danish design, but also the exquisite craftsmanship under the fully upholstered body. Many of the well-known Danish architects of the era adhered to the period’s streamlined modernism, resulting in exceptional pieces like this armchair. The short, mismatched beech legs add a modern, organic feel, balancing out the voluptuous profile of the chair. The front legs differ in their angle and shape from the back ones, adding visual interest, while the masterful sense of proportions and the soft upholstery guarantee functionality and comfort.

    This armchair has been reupholstered in a premium fabric, accentuating the wooden legs and the luxurious feel and look. The light fabric brings an additional layer of interest and elegance to this model and to any space. Furthermore, the material pairs incredibly with curvilinear shapes, as evidenced here.

    In vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The armchair has been reupholstered recently in a premium fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information.

    32.28 in W x 35.82 in D x 29.92 in H; Seat height 12.99 in
    82 cm W x 91 cm D x 76 cm H; Seat height 33 cm

    About the Designer:
    This Danish-made armchair reflects the core traditions and ideals of Danish design. Mid-century pieces such as this sofa were of great design, using fantastic wood like teak or beech. The era was the heyday of the production by master craftsmen.

    Mid-century Danish design is world-famous for the partnership between designer and manufacturer, resulting in ground-breaking creations. A master cabinetmaker is not a carpenter, as this was a rare breed of craftsman who had to be recognized by the Danish government after several years of toiling at his craft, as well as having to ace gruelling design competitions before becoming a master cabinetmaker. Since Denmark was a special instance of tempered industrialization, it managed to preserve sound traditions and continue to safeguard values of craftsmanship, materiality and usability.

    Today, Danish furniture is sought after by collectors for its classic looks, storied designs and solid quality, works that are truly soulful and timeless. ~H.

    This chair will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in the gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Origin: Denmark
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Fabric, Wood
    Condition: Good. In vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The armchair has been reupholstered recently in a premium fabric.
    Creation Date: 1940s
    Styles / Movements: Collectible Design, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 20221020
    Incollect Reference #: 555895
  • Dimensions
    W. 32.28 in; H. 29.92 in; D. 35.83 in;
    W. 82 cm; H. 76 cm; D. 91 cm;
    Seat H. 12.99 in;
    Seat H. 33 cm;
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