LADY’S DESK

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Category: Desks
Artists: Gebrüder Thonet

The furniture from the 511 series, which includes a desk, chairs, armchairs, a settee and a rocking chair, are amongst the most elegant pieces of Jugendstil furniture ever produced by Gebrüder Thonet. Nevertheless, it has not yet been possible to clearly establish by whom these pieces were desigend. It is, however, assumed that it was Marcel Kammerer. It was certainly not Josef Hoffmann who cooperated at the time with competitor J. &. J. Kohn.

Executed by Gebrüder Thonet, model no. 2, Vienna, 1904
Material Bent beech and plywood, mahogany veneer (table top), parts of the veneer replaced, dyed to rosewood, surface professionally repolished, brass fittings polished and stove enamelled, glass top and fabric on top replaced, very nice restored condition
Dimensions H 105 cm, H (table top) 76 cm, W 96 cm, D 65 cm
Provenance private property, Italy
Literature G. Renzi, Il mobile moderno, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan, 2008, p. 126; chair: Gebrüder Thonet sales cat., 1 Sep 1904, ill. p. 119; D. E. Ostergard (ed.), Bent Wood and Metal Furniture 1850–1946, 1987, p. 250, fig. 49 c; G. Renzi, Il mobile moderno, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan, 2008, pp. 122 f