Description & Technical information

Designed by: Robert Fix, Vienna,

Executed by: Portois & Fix, Vienna

Solid birch and veneer, stained and polished, carved, surface lightly refreshed with slight retouching, original - also curved - glass, excellent original condition

The showcase is an exceptional example of the superb cabinetmaking skills of the company Portois & Fix, which was based in Vienna and Paris. In my opinion, this piece was conceived for the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900, where it could easily stand any comparison with the works of the most important French designers and furniture producers. Due to its exquisite design and execution, this showcase only weighs 30 kilos.

Origin:  Austrian
Signature: Marked on the key: Portois & Fix, Wien, 2692; metal plaque visible on the front lower shelf: Portois & Fix, Wien, III. Ungargasse 53, Paris, 41, B. Haussmann, On the reverse: J. H. (blue oil crayon), rubber stamp: Portois & Fix Wien, 52647, 21274, Schl. N.
Dimensions: 170 x 95 x 50 cm (66⁷/₈ x 37³/₈ x 19⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, Vienna