Lot 277

Josef HOFFMANN (1870-1956)
Desk and its armchair, circa 1900
Jacob and Josef Kohn

Edition Varnished wooden desk with a three quarters of a thin pediment and partly covered with green leather. It opens with three drawers with gilded metal handles. Sides with parallel U-shaped uprights. A bar at the back joining the two sides forms a spacer.
Has a "Jacob & Josef Kohn Wien" label and a "Carnegie St" stamp under the tray.
Varnished bentwood armchair, square-section base finished with gilded brass shoes. Back and front legs joined by a double gilded brass bar. Seat and backrest covered with a fabric decorated with square motifs.
Dimensions desk: 80 x 134.5 x 76 cm
Dimensions armchair: 80.5 x 54 x 51 cm

Origin: Peace Palace Library, The Hague, Netherlands.