Important Design Session 1 /09 December 2007


Finn Juhl

Chieftain chair
Niels Vodder
Denmark, 1949
rosewood, leather
41 w × 36 d × 37 h in (104 × 91 × 94 cm)

Exhibited at the Cabinetmaker's Guild in Copenhagen in 1949, the Chieftain chair was named when King Frederik IX visited the exhibition and seated himself in the display model. This rosewood edition of the chair was produced in a limited edition of seventy-eight and was commissioned for the Danish consulates. Signed with branded marks to underside [Cabinetmaker Niels Vodder Copenhagen Denmark Design Finn Juhl].

literature: Finn Juhl: Furniture, Architecture, Applied Art, Hiort, pg. 40 illustrates an example in the display at the Cabinetmaker's guild exhibition of 1949, pg. 79 illustrates a model on display at the Nordenfjeldske Museum of Applied Art Dansk Mobelkunst gennem 40 aar: 1947-1956, Jalk, ppg. 122-125

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $42,000

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