Description & Technical information

Executed by: Möbelfabrik A. Nagel

Solid pear and veneer, some small repairs, stained, surface professionally repolished, 4 doors, 8 "English" (semi-open front) drawers in solid wood, original copper fittings, leather top and large decorative nails renewed, very good condition.

Writing desk: H 80 cm, W 169 cm, D 63.5 cm

Fritz Nagel, son
of the furniture manufacturer A. Nagel, studied architecture under Josef
Hoffmann at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna from 1903 to 1906, partly at the
same time as Mauritius Herrgesell (see catalogue number 50.). The two competed
repeatedly in prize competitions organised by the magazine "Innendekoration"
[Interior Decoration].

Nagel designed
this desk as part of the furnishings for a gentleman’s study. All of this
furniture is structured on the same principle, contoured vertical rectangles.
This piece was made in his father’s workshop.

private property, Graz

Newly added cat. no. H21/55

Date:  1908/10
Period:  Early 20th century
Origin:  Austrian
Medium: Solid pear and veneer
Dimensions: 80 x 169 x 63.5 cm (31¹/₂ x 66¹/₂ x 25 inches)

Private property, Graz


Das Interieur, XII, 1911, p. 48

Categories: Furniture