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Witzmann, Karl, School of Prof. Josef Hoffmann

STATELY DINING-ROOM SUITE exhibited at the Turin Exhibition "L'Esposizione internazionale d'arte decorativa moderna" 1902

Masterpieces Spring 2020
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About the artist 1883 – Vienna – 1952
Designed by Karl WItzmann, Vienna, 1902
Executed by Jakob Soulek, Viennese cabinetmakers, 1060 Vienna, Mollardgasse 54
Marked Marked on two original keys: J. Soulek, Wien
Material Solid mahogany and veneer, ebony, dyed to rosewood, surface professionally repolished, original marble tops, newly nickel-plated brass fittings, cut and facetted glass, upholstery and fabric renewed, excellent condition
Dimensions see description
Provenance private property, Italy
Literature L’Arte Decorativa Moderna, 1902, Anno 2, N. 5, p. 129 ff.; Die Kunst, Bd. 6., Munich 1902, p. 458

consisting of: large sideboard, small sideboard, extendable dining-room table, 4 chairs, eight-bulb chandelier 15.1. LARGE SIDEBOARD H 175/95.5 cm, W 162 cm, D 72.5 cm 15.2. SMALL SIDEBOARD H 17.5/90 cm, W 83 cm, D 45 cm 15.3. EXTENDABLE DINING TABLE H 80 cm, D 110 cm, L 130/370 cm opens up in four steps (each 60 cm), offers space for up to 16 people 15.4. FOUR CHAIRS H 76 cm, SH 46 cm, W 56 cm, D 51 cm 15.5. EIGHT-BULB CHANDELIER Nickel-plated brass, one lampshade glued, easily adjustable to the height of the room, excellent original condition H 120 cm, 70 x 70 cm

Soulek & Co. executed their own designs but also commissions for the Wiener Werkstätte, for architect Leopold Bauer (dining room for the painter Josef Engelhart, Collection of the Museum of Applied Arts), for architect Karl Witzmann (school of Prof. Josef Hoffmann), for architect Ernst Soulek as well as for other clients. The furniture is always first-class work from best quality material.


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STATELY DINING-ROOM SUITE exhibited at the Turin Exhibition "L'Esposizione internazionale d'arte decorativa moderna" 1902 ⋅ Masterpieces Spring 2020 ⋅ Witzmann, Karl, School of Prof. Josef Hoffmann

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