Important 20th Century Design /04 December 2005


Gerrit Rietveld

Zig-Zag chair
Jacobus can der Vliet
The Netherlands, 1947
elm, brass
14¼ w × 17 d × 29 h in (36 × 43 × 74 cm)

Rietveld made these examples of his iconic Zig-Zag chair for the Jesse family as tokens of his appreciation for their hospitality during his lengthy stay at their home in Ameide, Holland in the 1940s. A letter from a family member describing this provenance accompanies the lot.

provenance: Jesse family, Ameide, HollandPrivate collection, Antwerp

literature: The Complete Rietveld Furniture, Voge, ppg. 126-127 discuss similar forms of this chair that were made for the Jesse family

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $7,200

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