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Hoffmann Josef

Dining room chandelier for Moritz Gallia

Lighting
Print
About the artist Brtnice 1870 – 1956 Vienna
Designed by Josef Hoffmann, Vienna, 1910
Executed by Wiener Werkstätte, model no. M 2287
Marked Unmarked
Material Brass chased, gilt, facetted glass rods, some glass elements added, suspension added, very good, largely original condition
Dimensions H 183/58 cm, Ø 74 cm
Provenance Private property, Vienna
Literature Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration, 1915-1916, vol. 37, p. 405; a contemporary photograph is preserved in the Wiener Werkstätte archives at the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna, inv. no. KI 9277-4

The wealthy Jewish Viennese Mori(t)z Gallia had his wife Hermine portrayed by Gustav Klimt in 1903. In 1912, he commissioned Josef Hoffmann with building an upscale home in Wohllebengasse 4 in Vienna, in which he and his family lived in the proprietor’s apartment that had been very generously furnished by Hoffmann. In 1938, the Nazi regime forced Gallia and his family to leave their home. Fortunately, however, they were able to take most of their furniture and objects of art with them to Australia.


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