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Hans J. Wegner was one of the most ingenious and prolific furniture designers of his time. He was the brain behind the Danish Modern and second to none in chair-making. His maiden designs got the attention of his people around the time he finished his cabinet-making apprenticeship. Wegner relocated to Copenhagen, where he enrolled in the School of Arts and Crafts before embarking on his architect career. A few years later, the maiden edition of China Chair was designed, one of which was adjudged the most successful design of all time. Today, all the major design museums in the world have Hans J. Wegner’s furniture in their collections.
A fine collection of antique oak furniture, treen and delftware owned by Pelham Olive, the son of dealer […]
Dated April 5, 1768, the simple printed broadside shown below lays down the ‘Rules…’ that apply to those […]
A previously unrecorded teabowl and saucer attributed to a pioneering American porcelain factory is expected to bring a […]
This unfinished oil sketch of a tree was kept by pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) until his […]
Four works sold in Essex auction could be part of Marks’ Eaton Hall commission. Extracted from Antiques Trade […]
While £90,000 is an awful lot of money for an empty metal box, this old black painted and […]
Christie’s has announced that it will offer a group of works from veteran art dealer Richard L Feigen […]
Painted as a birthday gift, a portrait of one of the more popular characters in the annals of […]
Two pieces with imperial connections took the top honours during the November 5-23 sale at Hermann Historica (25% […]
A fine example of a dirk, without which no Highland formal dresswear is complete, was among the stand-out […]
John Stuart Dowie is best known for his sculptures but is also widely known as an artist. At an early age, his aptitude for drawing became apparent when he attended the Rose Park Primary School. John began holding exhibitions in 1933 until 1969. He continued to attend night classes until he enlisted in the Australian Infantry Forces. When the war ended, Dowie returned to Adelaide, completing his studies. His war experiences persuaded him to travel to London and Italy where he studied art. It was at this point that he swapped sculpting for painting. Despite the honours, Dowie was always apprehensive about a new commission. Today, his work can be found throughout Australia, mostly in Adelaide.
While five-figure sums for top-end 20th century design furniture are familiar in the international centres of New York, […]
One of the more unusual corkscrews to come onto what is a fiercely competitive collectors’ market recently was […]
This Chinese export porcelain punch bowl will feature in a large two-day sale of more than 750 lots […]
Testament to a vibrant market for vintage Tudor wristwatches, a very scarce Oysterdate – the reference 7031 or […]
Poul Kjaerholm started his career as an apprentice cabinet maker before going to the Copenhagen School for the Applied Arts, where he studied furniture design. He was a very eloquent man. As a result of his natural authority, he began an exceptional career as an instructor without stopping his education with his lecturers. Kjaerholm eventually became head of the Institute for Design and later a professor in 1976. The furniture pieces Kjaerholm designed represented a mix of new technologies, techniques and craftsmanship. He used ordinary materials and steel frames in his work. The products Kjaerholm created would then remain the symbol of classics minimalist design.
Translated to “golden joinery,” Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi, which means “golden repair”) is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a special […]