Description & Technical information

Designed and executed: Vienna, around 1899

H 10.5 cm, W 8 cm, D 8.3 cm

The two small pedestals are magnificent examples of Viennese design art shortly before 1900. There are many similar objects designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich or Josef Hoffman. However, I have not yet been able to attribute the two pedestals, which might have been used to support various objects during one of the Secession exhibitions or perhaps also as model pieces of furniture.

Date:  Around 1899
Period:  1850-1900, 19th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: carved beechwood, stained and polished
Signature: On the inside paper label: 16, 12

Dimensions: 20 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm (7⁷/₈ x 4¹/₈ x 4¹/₈ inches)
Literature: cf.: Das Interieur, I, Vienna, 1900, p. 54; Ideen von Olbrich, 2nd ed., Leipzig, 1904, pp. 13, 27
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design, Furniture