Description & Technical information

Solid mahogany and veneer, bottom brace of solid beech, mahogany veneer, surface professionally restored, upholstery and fabric renewed, exceptional-quality
Viennese cabinet making, excellent condition.

In 1904, Otto Prutscher designed a complete interior for the ladies’ drawing room of the Wiener Mode [Vienna fashion] exhibition. The unusual form of the legs of the
table, stool, bench and fauteuil correspond to the front legs of our four armchairs. Prutscher repeatedly used a bottom brace as a stabilising element for the legs – as did a number of Josef Hoffmann’s other students. Thus it is very likely that Prutscher was the designer of this Secessionist armchair.

Date:  around 1905
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Austria, Vienna
Medium: Solid mahogany, Veneer, Solid beech
Dimensions: 128 x 47 x 56 cm (50³/₈ x 18¹/₂ x 22 inches)
Provenance: Private property, Germany

Literature: Ref.: comp. Das Interieur V, 1904, plate 28

Categories: Furniture