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$ 5,500

Bernt Petersen Mahogany and Marble Coffee Table

Documentation Documented elsewhere (exact item)
Origin Denmark
Period 1950-1979
Materials Cuban mahogany, Cipollino marble
Dimensions
W. 50.75 in; H. 21.25 in; D. 21.5 in;
W. 128.91 cm; H. 53.98 cm; D. 54.61 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1964
Description Often known simply as “Bernt,” Petersen was a cabinetmaker by training who became a very successful designer. He eventually taught at both Denmark’s Design School and at the Royal Danish Academy’s Furniture School.

Bernt’s designs are much admired for their highly-refined and deceptively simple forms. In his best work, as with this table, the proportions are precise and gracious and allow the materials–the subtly flint-rolled cipollino marble, the carved mahogany legs–to articulate the form without ornament or overstatement.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern, Scandinavian Modern
200 Lex Booth Number 25
Incollect Reference Number 332106
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