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Hoffmann Josef


About the artist Brtnice 1870 – 1956 Vienna
Designed by Josef Hoffmann attr., Vienna, 1906
Executed by J. & J. Kohn, model no. 600/7
Material Bent beech and plywood, dyed to mahogany, inside the showcase mahogany veneer, brass fittings, cut and facetted glasses and mirror, surface professionally repolished, very good condition
Dimensions H 190 cm, W 85 cm, D 51 cm
Provenance private collection, Germany
Literature J. & J. Kohn sales cat., 1906, p. 34, no. 600/7; The Studio "Year-book of Decorative Art 1908", ill. A 19
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In the Italian edition of the J. & J. Kohn catalogue for 1906 this showcase is offered as an "Armadietti per salotto" i.e. a living room cabinet. There is an illustration of a salon (A19) in the magazine The Studio—"Year-book of Decorative Art 1908"—which shows furniture put together by Gustav Siegel, as exhibition architect. The design of the furniture is by Josef Hoffmann, as well as the design for Wiener Werkstätte pieces in the same room.

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