Description & Technical information

designed by: Oswald Haerdtl, Vienna, around 1935
executed by: Max Welz

Consisting of 9 parts
carved wood, original gilding, mint condition, mirrored glass like new as the surtout de table has never been in use.

H 4.5 cm, W 74.5 cm; the round centrepiece (Ø 74.5 cm) is extendable with 7 parts, each of 59 cm length, step by step up to a maximum of approx. 488 cm.

The surtout de table was designed by Oswald Haerdtl for the Austrian Embassy in Ankara planned by Clemens Holzmeister. It was produced by Max Welz but it was never delivered. We are in possession of a written confirmation by the Koch-Welz company that Max Welz executed the surtout and that Oswald Haerdtl was the designer.

Date:  1935
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna
Medium: carved wood, original gilding
Dimensions: 4.5 x 74.5 cm (1³/₄ x 29³/₈ inches)
Provenance: Rudi Minichbauer, Galerie Walfischgasse, Vienna, who bought it directly from the Welz company
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design