May 19, 2013

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Lot 252: Josef Hoffmann

Lot 252: Josef Hoffmann

Fledermaus chairs (4)

Designed 1905, these examples of early manufacture
Steam bent beech, upholstery
Model no. 728 (side chairs); model no. 728F (armchairs)
Side chairs manufactured by Mundus; Armchairs manufactured by J. & J. Kohn
Armchairs retain paper manufacturer's label; Side chairs with stamped manufacturer's mark
Armchairs each: 28.75" x 21.125" x 19.5"; Side chairs each: 29.25" x 22.5" x 18"
Literature: Fiell, Charlotte & Peter. 1000 Chairs. Cologne: TASCHEN, 1997. pp 126-7.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Inventory Id: 5687

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These chairs are named after a bar in Vienna called Kabaret Fledermaus, 1905. Josef Hoffmann designed the chairs and interior scheme.

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