3017 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA 94703 , United States Call Seller 510.228.5321


Hans Wegner 1949 Armless Sofa Bench Settee Johaness Hansen JH555

$ 24,000
  • Description
    Danish armless bench designed by Hans Wegner. Model JH555, crafted of a solid teak frame with angled cross stretcher. Newly upholstered in classic Scandinavian striped wool textile by Tove and Edvard Klint Larsen.

    This bench was designed by Hans Wegner and handmade by Johaness Hansen for the Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition of 1949. The bench was then purchased at the renown furniture show by a US military serviceman and shipped back home via the US military.

    Beginning in 1949, Johannes Hansen supplied the The Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition with limited production handcrafted furniture. Wegner explained ”Johannes Hansen workshop was small, with only five or six assistants. They were not use to producing large numbers. If they could sell just the four chairs we made for the show, we would be happy”*

    The bench, model JH555, "from his breakthrough year was an innovative contribution to the attempt to abolish large heavy upholstered sofas" “Along with the JH555 bench, Wegner had simultaneous breakthroughs in his work shown at the The Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition of 1949, which included the round Chair JH501 and the Folding Chair JH512.”*

    *Hans Wegner, One Good Chair, by Christian Holmsted Olesen

    Seat Height 15.50’’.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: Denmark
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Teak, Wool, Oiled
    Condition: Settee is has been fully restored and in an excellent condition with minor signs of age and use.
    Creation Date: 1949
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: CH_00000899
    Incollect Reference #: 575675
  • Dimensions
    W. 57 in; H. 30 in; D. 30.5 in;
    W. 144.78 cm; H. 76.2 cm; D. 77.47 cm;
    Seat H. 15.5 in;
    Seat H. 39.37 cm;
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