Description & Technical information

Designed by: Karl Bräuer attr., Vienna, around 1912
Executed by: Wenzel Hollmann

Limed oak, interior stained in black, 16 drawers, white metal fittings, easily taken apart, surface slightly repolished, 3 lower doors with slight warping, very nice original condition.

From around 1910, Hoffmann student Karl Bräuer was employed at the Wiener Werkstätte where he was responsible for numerous fitting and furnishing designs. Contemporary literature contains many designs which were apparently not executed by the WW. The design for the bedroom of the Dr. Fr. v. Sch. villa in Vienna is one such and the gentleman's room in Ms R. Chat-Helbig's residence another. Both of these designs are a very clear indication that our bookcase was designed by Bräuer.

Date:  1912
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: Limed oak, white metal fittings, Interior stained in black
Dimensions: 208 x 177 x 42.5 cm (81⁷/₈ x 69⁵/₈ x 16³/₄ inches)
Literature: Ref.: comp. Das Interieur XIV, 1913, plates 88, 89
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Furniture