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Hoffmann Josef


Furniture & Furnishings
About the artist Brtnice 1870 – 1956 Vienna
Designed by Josef Hoffmann, Vienna, 1907/08
Executed by J. & J. Kohn, around 1908
Material Bent beech and plywood, dyed to rosewood, surface professionally repolished, iron fittings, very good condition
Dimensions H 101/163 cm, W 110 cm, D 52 cm
Provenance art trade, Belgium
Literature G. Renzi, Il mobile moderno, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan, 2008, pp. 210 f; E. B. Ottillinger (ed.), Fidgety Philip! A Design History of Children's Furniture, Vienna, 2006, p. 133
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Based on the structural design and construction method, the numerous elegant details, the astonishing design similarities to the Seven-Ball Chair as well as the overall appearance, one may – with a probability bordering on certainty – assume that this cradle was designed by Hoffmann. In the Berlin Bröhan Museum there is an identical cradle, which, however, lacks the fixture for the cradle’s curtain.

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