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Ole Wanscher Armchair Model No. 1755 for Fritz Hansen

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Documentation Documented elsewhere (exact item)
Origin Denmark
Period 1920-1949
Materials Beechwood, vintage velvet
Dimensions
W. 24 in; H. 34 in; D. 24 in;
W. 60.96 cm; H. 86.36 cm; D. 60.96 cm;
Seat H. 16.5 in;
Seat H. 41.91 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1940s
Description The designers of the early Scandinavian Modern era, especially those in Denmark, were directly inspired by English furniture of the Georgian era. We can see that influence in Ole Wanscher's 1755 armchair for Fritz Hansen. The generous proportions, the pierced cross slats, clearly derive from Chippendale ribbon-back chairs.

And yet Wanscher's interpretation is fresh and modern. Perhaps it's the effect of his streamlining the curves and ornamentation of the English chairs that he admired.
Styles / Movements Modern, Scandinavian Modern
200 Lex Booth Number 25
Incollect Reference Number 351919
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