Description & Technical information

Designed and executed by: Bernhard Ludwig, cabinetmaker by appointment to the Imperial and Royal Court, Vienna, from 1906 on

The “Heimat” [Homeland](dining room), “München” [Munich] (gentlemen’s study), “Bavaria” (bedroom) and “Köln” [Cologne] (drawing room) series of furniture from the Viennese company Bernhard Ludwig combine tradition and modernity in a very distinctive formal language that has hints of French art nouveau. Detailed carvings, inlays and fittings as well as outstanding workmanship make this suite of furniture an exquisite example of the skilful craftsmanship of Viennese Jugendstil.

Rosewood and rose wood veneer, floral and geometrical inlay in different woods, (birch, thuja, rosewood, maple, bird’s-eye maple), solid rosewood with beautiful floral carvings, small repairs to the veneer, surface repolished, copper and brass fittings with beautiful original patina, glass, excellent condition, first-class Viennese cabinet making

Marked on the locks: Bernh. Ludwig, Wien 568
H 207 cm, W 200 cm, D 48/76 cm

H 110 cm, W 40 cm, D 23 cm
Repairs on base

H 72 cm, W 70 cm, D 70 cm

Date:  1906
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Rosewood, Rose wood veneer
Marked on the locks: Bernh. Ludwig, Wien 568

Dimensions: 207 x 200 x 48 cm (81¹/₂ x 78³/₄ x 18⁷/₈ inches)
Literature: V. Behal, Möbel des Jugendstils, Vienna, 1981, p. 197 f.
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Furniture