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153 Lafayette Street, 6th Floor New York City, NY 10013 , United States Call Seller 212.431.6151 Showrooms


153 Lafayette Street, 6th Floor
New York City, NY 10013
United States

Modern Classicism Library Table by Axel Einar Hjorth for Bodafors

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  • Description
    Handsome library table or writing table/desk in the Modern Classicism style by Axel Einar Hjorth (1888-1959) for Svenska Möbelfabrikerna i Bodafors, featuring four Tuscan column legs on a muscular Baroque-inspired stretchers, and a rectangular top with its edges sculpted in an elegant ogee, all meticulously crafted in satiny Baltic birch, Sweden, 1920s. A desk variation of this design was exhibited by Bodafors at the 1923 Göteborg Jubilee and then included in Erik Wettergren's "L'Art décoratif Moderne en Suède" (pg. 157), a survey of the best examples of contemporary Swedish design published to coincide with the 1925 Paris Exposition.
  • More Information
    Period: 1920-1949
    Condition: Excellent. Expertly restored.
    Creation Date: 1920-1930
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Art Deco, Mid Century
    Book References: Erik Wettergren, L'Art décoratif Moderne en Suede, Paris, 1925, pg. 157 Christian Bjork et al, Axel Einar Hjorth Mobelarkitekt, Stockholm, 2009, pgs. 38-39
    Incollect Reference #: 246236
  • Dimensions
    W. 62 in; H. 31 in; D. 24.5 in;
    W. 157.48 cm; H. 78.74 cm; D. 62.23 cm;
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