Description & Technical information

Designed by: Adolf Loos, Vienna, around 1905

Executed by: Friedrich Otto Schmidt, Vienna, after 1905


Solid mahogany wood and veneer, surface cleaned and slightly professionally repolished, brass cuffs and brass fittings, 138 facetted and cut crystal glass panels, very beautiful slightly repolished original condition


H 144 cm, W 106 cm, D 54 cm


Even though I have, as yet, not found references to this piece of furniture in contemporary documentation, it clearly features the unmistakable hallmarks of Adolf Loos’ design language. The set-up of the glass cabinet element corresponds to the chest depicted in Péter Rostás book on p. 411. Our piece of furniture is, however, much more elegant. The legs are designed in a manner Loos liked to use for his gaming tables. The display cabinet is designed according to Loos' room divider principle. Thanks to its exquisite all-round design, it may be placed anywhere in the room. See also our 2022 Masterpieces catalogue, no. 15.


Date:  around 1905
Period:  Vienna, around 1905
Origin:  Austrian
Dimensions: 144 x 106 x 54 cm (56³/₄ x 41³/₄ x 21¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: private collection, Austria


comp. Péter Rostás: A Friedrich Otto Schmidt Lakberendezöház Története (1858-1918), Budapest 2010, model no. GWLB 1829, ill. p. 411