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Portois & Fix


Furniture & Furnishings
Designed by Robert Fix, Vienna, around 1901
Executed by Portois & Fix, Vienna
Marked on locks: 8353 H
Material Rosewood, solid and veneered, inlay of Parnassus leaf ornament in maple and mahogany, drawers in solid elm wood, surface professionally repolished, brass fittings, leather on top renewed, excellent restored condition
Dimensions H 78 cm, W 154 cm, D 80 cm
Provenance private property, Austria
Literature M. Wenzl-Bachmayer, Die Firma Portois & Fix, Pariser Esprit und Wiener Moderne, Vienna, 2008, p. 22
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In 1906, the company Portois & Fix celebrated its 25th anniversary. On this occasion, the company participated in the “Austrian arts and crafts” exhibition in London at the Sloan Square exhibition centre. In the exhibition catalogue “Imperial Royal Austrian Exhibition: Vienna – London”, a “Smoking Room” can be found. The desk offered by us was presented in this ensemble in a very similar version.

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