Description & Technical information

Designed by: Leopold Blauensteiner, Vienna, around 1904

Solid oak and veneer, dyed black and limed, surface cleaned, retouches, slightly

repolished, upholstery and fabric renewed, very good original condition

H 102 cm, SH 44 cm, W 84 cm, D 89 cm

These four armchairs originate from the appartment of the painter, graphic artist and furniture designer Leopold Blauensteiner in Schottenfeldgasse in Vienna. Blauensteiner also had his studio in the attic floor of the same house, which he equipped with furniture of his own design and also with furniture by Hoffmann. Such armchairs were also found there, but executed "only" in softwood.

Blauensteiner was closely associated with the artists of the Wiener Secession and the Wiener Werkstätte. In 1903, at the age of 23, he designed a monthly issue of Ver Sacrum, the magazine of the Association of Fine Artists of Austria, i.e. the
Vienna Secession.

Date:  1904
Period:  Early 20th century
Dimensions: 102 x 84 x 89 cm (40¹/₈ x 33¹/₈ x 35 inches)
Provenance: Estate of Leopold Blauensteiner