Description & Technical information

Designed by: Robert Fix, Vienna, around 1901

Executed by: Portois & Fix, Vienna, 1901 to 1910

Surface partially dyed to rosewood and professionally repolished, copper fittings polished and stove enamelled, upholstery and leather renewed, excellent restored condition.

Table: H 77 cm, Ø 134 cm, extendable to up to 500 cm with 6 extensions, 58 cm each

Chairs: H 90 cm, SH 45 cm, W 46 cm, D 55 cm

The dining room table with 6 chairs by Portois & Fix was presented in 1902 at the Austrian Exhibition in London and in 1906 at the Austrian Exhibition in Earls Court, London. Since the furniture was very well received there, the entire series was designated "Modell London" (the London model).

This is demonstrated by the two original paper labels found on the back of a corresponding Portois & Fix sideboard (Autumn Salon 2008, cat. no. 2: Fabr [Fabrikationsnummer - manufacturer’s number] 2224, Buffet Modell London, Macassar, 9/11/06, Schäfer).

Date:  around 1901
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Austria, Vienna
Medium: Macassar ebony, Beech wood, Solid mahogany wood and veneer
Dimensions: 77 x 134 cm (30³/₈ x 52³/₄ inches)

Private property, Austria


M. Wenzl-Bachmayer, Vienna, 2008, Die Firma Portois & Fix, Pariser Esprit und
Wiener Moderne, p. 71; Kunst und Kunsthandwerk 1901, p. 10; 1902, pp. 185, 369 (London), pp. 412–414 (Turin); Vittorio Pica, L'Arte Decorativa all'Esposizione di Torino del 1902, Bergamo, 1903, p. 177; Das  Interieur, 1901, p. 169

Categories: Furniture