Description & Technical information

Dyed black and limed, white metal fittings, 5 drawers, surface cleaned, retouches, slightly repolished, very good original condition

This showcase is from the studio of painter, graphic artist and furniture designer
Leopold Blauensteiner. He was particularly close to the artists of the Wiener
Secession and the Wiener Werkstätte. As early as 1903, at the age of 23, he,
for instance, designed a monthly edition of Ver Sacrum, the magazine of the
Vereinigung bildender Künstler Östereichs, i.e. the Vienna Secession.

The door handles used in his studio (beletage catalogue for Tefaf New York Spring 2018, no. 31) were designed by Josef Hoffmann. A small side table (ibid. cat. no. 30) also bears the charcteristic hallmarks of Hoffmann.

The formal language of our showcase strongly points to the authorship of Josef Hoffmann, as does the use of liming as finish on the wooden surface (limed oak décor).

Date:  around 1903
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Austria, Vienna
Medium: Solid oak, Veneer
Dimensions: 175 x 160 x 40 cm (68⁷/₈ x 63 x 15³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Estate of Leopold Blauensteiner

Categories: Furniture