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Wimmer-Wisgrill Eduard Josef

DESK

Writing desks
About the artist 1882 – Vienna – 1961
Designed by Eduard Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill, Vienna, around 1912
Executed by Wilhelm & Johann Jonasch, Vienna, for the Wiener Werkstätte
Material Solid walnut and veneer, ebonized and polished, expertly repolished, a very few repairs to the veneer

First-class Viennese cabinet making
Dimensions H 78 cm, W 130 cm, D 74 cm
Provenance estate of Hora-Grill family, Vienna
Literature V. Behal, Möbel des Jugendstils, Munich, 1981, p. 264 f; Kunstblättersammlung ÖM, K.I. 13.756/104, 13.756/180
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The desk was part of the complete furnishings for the Hora family home in Vienna’s 9th district. In order to liberate the front from the usual drawer framing, the sidewalls of the body and the drawers themselves were mitred. I have never seen this unusual and very time-consuming procedure before. It gives the piece a touching simplicity.


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