Description & Technical information


Designed by: Robert Fix, Vienna, around 1901

Executed by: Portois & Fix, Vienna, 1901 to 1910


Solid mahogany wood and veneer, beech wood, linear inlays on tabletop, surface partially dyed to rosewood and professionally repolished, copper fittings polished and stove enamelled, upholstery and leather renewed, excellent restored condition


Table: H 77 cm, Ø 134 cm, extendable to up to 500 cm with 6 extensions, 58 cm each

Chairs: H 90 cm, SH 45 cm, W 46 cm, D 55 cm


This dining room furniture by Portois & Fix was presented in 1902 at the Austrian Exhibition in London and in 1906 at the Austrian Exhibition in Earls Court, London. Since the furniture was very well received there, the entire series was designated "Modell London" (the London model).


This is demonstrated by the two original paper labels on the back of a corresponding Portois & Fix sideboard (Autumn Salon 2008, cat. no. 2: Fabr [Fabrikationsnummer - manufacturer’s number] 2224, Buffet Modell London, Macassar, 9/11/06, Schäfer).


Date:  around 1901
Period:  Vienna, around 1901
Origin:  Austrian
Dimensions: 77 x 134 x 134 cm (30³/₈ x 52³/₄ x 52³/₄ inches)
Provenance: private property, Austria


M. Wenzl-Bachmayer, Vienna, 2008, Die Firma Portois & Fix, Pariser Esprit und Wiener Moderne, p. 71; Kunst und Kunsthandwerk 1901, p. 10; 1902, pp. 185, 369 (London), pp. 412–414 (Turin); Vittorio Pica, L'Arte Decorativa all'Esposizione di Torino del 1902, Bergamo, 1903, p. 177; Das Interieur, 1901, p. 169