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UH80088: Mid-Century American Rosewood 6-Drawer Dresser, George Nelson

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UH80088
American Mid-century Modern Rosewood 6-Drawer Dresser, George Nelson & Associates for Herman Miller, Zeeland, Michigan. Six-drawer thin edge cabinet Model 5221, 1952. Rosewood veneered surfaces on four sides including the drawer faces, sides, top and rounded cabinet edge, conical aluminum legs, hyperboloid white porcelain pulls, oak interior.
Excellent condition, residue from original label on the inside of the upper left drawer.

Dimensions: 46½ w × 20 d × 30¾ h in. (118 × 51 × 78 cm).

Weight: 104 lbs.

$4500.


Provenance:

The Estate of Dr. Milton H. Horowitz (1934-2018), New York.


George Nelson (1908 - 1986) was an American architect and designer whose whimsical industrial design merged simple geometric forms with ergonomic function. During his career, he made a plethora of industrial and domestic objects, including clocks, benches, lamps, and tables. “No design can exist in isolation. It is always related, sometimes in very complex ways, to an entire constellation of influencing situations and attitudes,” he once explained. “What we call a good design is one which achieves integrity—that is, unity or wholeness—in balanced relation to its environment.” Born on May 29, 1908 in Hartford, CT, he studied both art and architecture at Yale University during the late 1920s. He received the Rome Prize for architecture in 1932, while in Europe he met a number of important designer and architects, including Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Gio Ponti. Over the following decades, the designer collaborated with Vitra and Herman Miller, as well as producing architectural works throughout the United States. From 1946 until 1972, Nelson was director of design at Herman Miller. While there, Nelson introduced several important innovations in office furniture design, such as the Swagged Leg Group, which included the DAF and MAA chairs. Among other things, the back of the MAA featured a flexible back, which could be adjusted at a 90-degree angle. In 1946, Nelson designed Platform, a simple and functional bench. Nelson died on March 5, 1986 in New York, NY. Today, his personal archives are held at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, while his works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. 


Literature: George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer,Teacher, von Vegesack and Eisenbrand, pg. 244 discusses series, The Herman Miller Collection, manufacturer's catalog, 1955, unpaginated.

$4500.00
 
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UH70006: Danish Lounge Chair and Foot Stool

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UH70006
Mid-Century Modern Danish Lounge Chair and Foot Stool by Illum Wikkelsø, 1960’s. Black leather upholstered interpretation of a wing back chair with oversized neck rest with attached Lumbar cushion as the back cushion and regular separate seat cushion, graceful flared arm rests and flared and rounded rosewood legs, the matching foot stool also in black leather with cushion attached. 

Condition good with minor wear consistent with age and use. 

Chair: 30 in. wide x 38 in. deep x 36 in. high,  15 in. Seat height. Foot Stool: 26 in. x 20 in. x 15 in. Weight: 74 lbs.

Circa 1960. 

$7800.


Illum Wikkelsø (1919-1999)

Danish architect-designer known for the rich, organic quality of his designs was an active proponent of Scandinavian modernism in the postwar era. Wikkelsø studied cabinetry, graduating from the Copenhagen School of Arts & Crafts. He later held positions with the cabinetmaker Jacob Kjaer and the architectural firm of Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard-Nielsen. In 1944, Wikkelsø moved to Århus to work as an interior designer. In 1954, he began designing his own furniture and, a few years later, established a workshop. Like many of his Danish contemporaries (Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, and Hans Wegner) Wikkelsø’s designs emphasize formal simplicity and biomorphic silhouettes. Wikkelsø’s background in cabinetry engendered in him a profound understanding of materials and an excellent attention to detail. Working with teak and rosewood, he captured delicately sculptural forms. Wikkelsø believed that furniture should be built to last while cradling the body and pleasing the eye. A number of Danish manufacturers produced Wikkelsø’s designs, such as C.F. Christensen, Holger Christiansen, Eilersen, Farstrup, Silkeborg, and Søren Willadsen.

$7800.00
 
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UH80079: Mid-Century American Rosewood Veneer Cocktail Table

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UH80079 Mid-century American rectangular rosewood veneer cocktail table with the top surface veneer made of two matchbook pieces with hardwood frame. Simple under carriage of oak with four tapered  spindle legs joined in pairs by flared cross stretchers.

Condition: Restored finish, excellent condition.

Measuring: 15-1/2 in. high x 54 in. long x 17 in. deep.

Weight: 22.5 lbs.

Circa 1960.

$450.


Ex Collection: Barbara Lifton, New York

$450.00
 
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UH30017: Mid-Century American Rosewood Case Sofa, model 2165, Milo Baughman

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UH30017 Mid-century American Rosewood Case Sofa designed by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, Model # 2165. Well figured Brazilian Rosewood veneer surround, gray brushed wool flannel upholstery with 8 cushions, simple chrome legs. A Classic design for this mid-century modern American designer. 
Condition: Minor veneer restorations and some minor pilling to the fabric otherwise excellent condition.
Overall Dimensions: 30 in. high x 84 in. long and 34 in. deep. Seat Height: 17 in.  Case height: 17-1/4 in. Leg height: 7 in.
Weight: 160 lbs.
Circa 1968
$9500.

MILO BAUGHMAN (1923-2003), a pioneer in modern design, known as a leading modern furniture designer of the second half of the 20th century. Baughman a native Californian, designed for Thayer Coggin starting in 1953 designing the first lines for a collection of related upholstered groups. For 50 years they collaborated on designs, engineering and manufacturing techniques that came to define the mid-century modern era of American residential furniture. Baughman's uniquely American designs are forward-thinking, trend-setting and distinctive. The relaxed and timeless quality of his furniture has created a ready and consistent response, and his highly influential work continues to be collected and reinvented and revived by designers around the world. Paramount to Baughman's design philosophy was that good design is enduring design. He achieved an aesthetic of characteristic restraint, that is uncompromisingly modern, but which never violates the timeless standards of classic good taste,using Modern quality materials, such as his favored Brazilian Rosewood veneers. Milo Baughman's work was included in "High Styles: Twentieth Century American Design" at the Whitney Museum of American Art and in 1987, he was inducted into the Furniture Hall of Fame. 
$9500.00
 
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UA00025: Hong Mu Frame

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UA00025
Antique Chinese Hong Mu (Rosewood) Frame with Mirror, the picture frame with two beaded edges, and rounded corners all moritse and tenon joinery. Original brass hanger on top, restored fitted soft wood back frame, back boards replaced with hardboard. New beveled mirror. Fine Condition.
Late 19th century.
Measuring: 62 in. x 17 in. x 1 in.
Weight: 23 lbs.
$950.
$950.00
 
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NG92101: Danish Lounge Chair Pair

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NG92101
A Danish Mid-Century Pair of “Samso” Lounge Chairs Designed by the Danish Furniture Designer Ib Kofod-Larsen, 1960. Graceful and simple modern design of Rosewood outer frame and Beechwood seat frame with webbing and two original black leather cushions, with the brass placque from the the maker “Illums Bolighus, Kobenhaven” on each chair on the top side of each seat frame. The majority of these fine and rare chairs seen in the marketplace were made by OPE in Sweden and this may be the case for these chairs as well, with Ilums Bolighus being the retailer. However, these chairs were deaccessioned by the Royal Danish Embassy in Tokyo and it is possible that these were a specific commission since Illums Bolighus holds the  Royal Danish Warrant for Furniture to Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark. 

Minor signs of age an wear otherwise fine condition. 

Measuring: 28 in. high x 28 in. wide x 28 in. deep

20th century, circa 1960.

$15,000. / pair


Provenance: 

Deaccessioned from the Royal Danish Embassy to Japan, Daikanyama, Tokyo, 2003.


IB KOFOD-LARSEN(1921 - 2003)

A well-known Danish furniture designer and a Graduate of the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. In 1948 he won a competition of Holmegaard Glass as well as the annual prize of the Danish Kunsttischlerzunft. In the 1950s, Kofod-Larsen designs furniture for various companies at home and abroad, including names such as OPE, G-Plan and Faarup. Two well known designs are the "66" sideboard made of rosewood and the "Elizabeth Chair" from 1956,  named after her royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, after she was buying two of the armchairs in 1958. Later on, Kofod-Larsen is very successful in working with Selig, which acquired the rights to thousands of his furniture designs from the fifties and sold them on the market in United States. Characteristic of his work is an organic and minimalist design, as well as working with high quality materials such as teak, rosewood and precious leather. Furniture from this designer are considered to be collector’s items for their timeless beauty and high quality materials and craftsmanship are universally appreciated.


$15000.00
 
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UH80051: Danish Modern Round Rosewood Side Tray Table

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UH80051
Mid-Century Danish Modern Round Rosewood Side Tray Table, the four solid rosewood rectangular legs are well supported by the mortise and tenon joined cross struts, the legs are further notched at the top to support a brushed aluminum ring, the removable table top which fits into the metal frame is beautifully veneered with eight pie shaped pieces of rosewood veneer that are butterfly cut to match the striking grain pattern into four heart shapes. The quarter inch thick round glass is a later addition as added protection to the the table top surface.
The table measures 21-1/2 inches in diameter and 17-1/2” high.
Condition: The table has been professionally refinished and is in excellent restored condition. 
Denmark, circa 1955.
$850.
$850.00
 
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UH30013: Scholarís Stone

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UH30013
Chinese Gongshi (Scholar’s Rock), a found and possibly augmented bronze colored Green Lingbi Stone, limestone with calcite deposits with adhesions of orange buff stone in the crevices, having furrows, wrinkles and peaks displayed on a custom flat rosewood footed base in a vertical manner having a front side resembling hills, peaks, crevices and caves in a distant landscape. Evidence of skin (patina) to the stone with accentuated dusty crevasses.
Excellent condition.
14 in. high x 13 in. wide x 6 in. deep.
19th century.

Ex Collection: John & Nancy Rosanoff Krysco, Pleasantville, NY.

For a related green Lingbi stone dated to the Ming dynasty see item #5 in Robert Mowry, World Within Worlds: The Richard Rosenbloom Collection of Chinese Scholars’ Rocks, pg. 160.
$6000.00
 
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UA06168: Two Chinese Rosewood Display Stands

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UA06168
A Set of Two Chinese Rosewood and Burlwood Curio Display Stands, tall pedestal form with thin legs and delicate pierced work apron in a ruyi vine design, elbowed cross stretchers near the base and center burlwood panel, varied in height.
Minor signs of wear and restorations, otherwise fine condition.
Each stand measuring 5-1/2 inches square,  height of each stand  15-1/2 inches and 14 inches.
19th century.

$2200.


Ex Collection: George & Verna Lazarnick, San Diego.

$2200.00
 
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UH20059: Rosewood etagere

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UH20059
Chinese Rosewood (Hongmu) etagere, a scholars’ multi-shelved display stand for small collectables, an asymmetrical design comprised of 7 shelves, not counting the base or the top, with a few winged end pieces and notched skirt under the base, all constructed of Rosewood in mortise and tenon joinery and flat floating panels.
Minor signs of wear and use otherwise fine condition.
26”high x 17-5/8”wide x 5-1/2” deep.
20th century.


$550.00
 
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NH12143: Large Rosewood Taisho 3 piece Clothing chest

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NH12143
Large Japanese 3-section Clothing Chest, crafted of chestnut and cedar with the entire facade of a thick rosewood veneer. The storage composition has multiple drawers of varying sizes, hinged double door compartment with interior sliding kimono trays, and two sets of top storage sliding doors highlighted in flat panels of gold leafed cloth paper with an interior shelf and drawer on one side. The facade hardware of copper & brass having bale shaped handles on the drawers, some with clover shaped keyholes and sliding covers. The side handles of iron (one missing on the inside side of the chest having the kimono trays). The top section’s top center drawer has a harmonica imbedded on the backside of the interior of the chest, wherein when the drawer is opened or closed the harmonica is played. The chest is versatile in the configuration of the units. It can be used as a large single piece by using the additional base, crown and joining bar or separately as three individual chests, or two of the chests can be stacked to create a tall unit.
Condition: Crown top replaced with plywood veneer, facade surface refinished with a French polish, casing stained, varnished & waxed, interior of drawers and trays papered, signs of wear and use otherwise fine condition.
Taisho Period, Circa 1920.
Measurements: Overall: 64-7/8”high x 69-1/2”wide x 16-1/4”deep. Each upright chest: 34-1/2”high x 34”wide x 16”deep. Long top chest: 24-1/4”high x 69-1/2”wide x 16”deep. Base: 4-3/4” high x 69-1/2”wide x 16-1/4”deep. Crown: 1-3/8”
$9500.00
 
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NH12153: Rosewood Tray

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NH12153
Japanese rosewood tray in Chinese style with center floating panel tounged into the simple rounded corner gallery frame with curved contour detail resembling the edge of bamboo having mortised joints.

Condition: Signs of wear, otherwise excellent condition.
Measuring: 1 inch high x 10-3/8 inches x 7 inches.
Circa 1910.
$120.

$120.00
 
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NH12154: Rosewood Tray

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NH12154
Japanese rosewood tray in Chinese style with center floating panel slotted into the simple rounded corner gallery frame with curved contour edge detail having mortised corners.

Condition: Signs of wear, otherwise excellent condition.
Measuring: 1-1/4 inches high x 11-3/4 inches x 8-5/8 inches.

Circa 1900.
$140.

$140.00
 
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NH12157: Rosewood Chadansu

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NH12157
Japanese Cha-dansu (tea-chest) crafted of a Chestnut casing with a Rosewood veneer and Paulownia drawers, simple copper hardware with bale shaped handles, multiple small drawer and door configuration, with two sliding doors on top with inset panels covered in a gold cloth paper, beneath the open shelves a hinged double door compartment with gold lacquer decoration of bamboo leaves on the rosewood inset panels.
Minor signs of age and wear otherwise fine condition.
Measuring: 28-1/2 in. high x 24-1/4 in. wide x 10-3/4 in. deep.
Weight 26 lbs.
Taisho period, Circa 1920.
$800.
$800.00
 
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NH12160: Rosewood Square Table

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NH12160
Japanese Rosewood Square Tea Table in Chinese style having tapered legs with bracket hoof feet, elbowed cross struts and center floating panel.
Minor shrinkage, surface scratches, and signs of age otherwise fine condition.
13 in. high x 35-1/4 in. square.
Meiji Period, circa 1900.
$1800.
$1800.00
 
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NG75008: Rosewood Tray

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NG75008
Japanese rosewood tray in Chinese style with center floating panel tounged into the simple rounded corner gallery frame with curved contour detail, having mortised joints and everted corner feet. 

Condition: Signs of wear, otherwise excellent condition.
Measuring: 1-5/8 inches high x 13-1/8 inches x 9-3/8 inches.
Weight: 1lb. 6 oz.

Circa 1900.
$160.

$160.00
 
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NG75024: Bamboo & Wood Stand

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NG75024
Japanese bamboo and rosewood display stand, used for Ikebana or an Okimono in the Tokonoma, center floating panel with upright bamboo veneer decoration on the sides with rosewood trim and window design on either end.
Fine condition.
4-1/4 in. high x 21-1/4 in. x 13 in.
4.5 lbs.
Meiji Period, Late 19th century.
$900.
$900.00
 
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CA90003:Large Japanese Rosewood Display Stand with Shelves

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CA90003
Japanese Rosewood display stand/table in Chinese style with narrow legs having a beaded edge and rounded corners made with mortise and tenon joinery and floating panels, 3 tiers including the top, base and midsection, small beaded skirt detail beneath the waisted top.
Minor interior corner losses and other signs of use and wear otherwise fine condition.
Measuring: 35-3/4 in. high x 19-1/8 in. x 16-5/8 in.
Weight: 20 lbs.
Meiji Period, circa 1900.
$1400.
$1400.00
 
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