Hans Wegner

(1914 - 2007)

In the May 18, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction, LAMA sold a desk and organizer by the designer (Lot 63) that realized $50,000 and set a new auction record for the model.

Lot 136
Hans Wegner
Flag Halyard chair
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $18,750
September 30, 2018
Lot 137
Hans Wegner
Valet chair
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $10,625
September 30, 2018
Lot 1
Hans Wegner
Hutch
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,500
June 10, 2018
Lot 2
Hans Wegner
Dining chairs (6)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,750
June 10, 2018
Lot 3
Hans Wegner
Daybed
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,500
June 10, 2018
Lot 5
Hans Wegner
Cow Horn chair
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $4,375
June 10, 2018
Lot 191
Hans Wegner
Papa chair and ottoman
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $6,250
February 25, 2018
Lot 338
Hans Wegner
Wishbone chairs (5)
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $2,812
October 22, 2017
Lot 339
Hans Wegner
Wishbone chairs (2)
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized: $875
October 22, 2017
Lot 340
Hans Wegner
Dining chairs (8)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,625
October 22, 2017
Lot 341
Hans Wegner
Three-leg table
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,000
October 22, 2017
Lot 266
Hans Wegner
Hammock lounge chair
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $22,500
October 9, 2016
Lot 267
Hans Wegner
Easy chair
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $6,562
October 9, 2016
Lot 39
Hans Wegner
Papa chair and ottoman (2)
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $6,250
May 22, 2016
Lot 41
Hans Wegner
Rocking chair
Estimate: $900 - $1,200
Price Realized: $1,125
May 22, 2016
Lot 42
Hans Wegner
The chair
Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized: $593
May 22, 2016
Lot 165
Hans Wegner
Lounge chair
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $5,312
February 21, 2016
Lot 167
Hans Wegner
Sofa, settee, and lounge chair (3)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $3,500
February 21, 2016
Lot 169
Hans Wegner
Desk organizer
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,250
February 21, 2016
Lot 170
Hans Wegner
Lounge chair
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,875
February 21, 2016
Lot 380
Hans Wegner
Sewing table
Estimate: $500 - $800
Price Realized: $312
October 11, 2015
Lot 384
Hans Wegner
Papa chair and ottoman (2)
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $7,500
October 11, 2015
Lot 385
Hans Wegner
Papa chair and ottoman (2)
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $7,500
October 11, 2015
Lot 5
Hans Wegner
Sliding door cabinet
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,000
May 17, 2015
Lot 6
Hans Wegner
Easy chairs (2)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $4,375
May 17, 2015
Lot 72
Hans Wegner
Papa chair
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $11,250
March 1, 2015
Lot 73
Hans Wegner
Executive Swivel chair
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $17,500
March 1, 2015
Lot 75
Hans Wegner
Sofa
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,000
March 1, 2015
Lot 76
Hans Wegner
Shell side chair
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,375
March 1, 2015
Lot 281
Hans Wegner
Cowhorn chair
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $5,000
October 12, 2014
Lot 283
Hans Wegner
Peacock chair
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $2,500
October 12, 2014
Lot 284
Hans Wegner
Sawback chair
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $2,250
October 12, 2014
Lot 285
Hans Wegner
Easy chair
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $937
October 12, 2014
Lot 287
Hans Wegner
The Chair (8)
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $25,000
October 12, 2014
Lot 63
Hans Wegner
Desk and organizer
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $50,000
May 18, 2014
Lot 64
Hans Wegner
Cabinet
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $7,500
May 18, 2014
Lot 65
Hans Wegner
Executive Swivel chair
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $27,500
May 18, 2014
Lot 66
Hans Wegner
Papa chair and ottoman (2)
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $11,875
May 18, 2014
Lot 67
Hans Wegner
Papa chair and ottoman (2)
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $18,750
May 18, 2014
Lot 71
Hans Wegner
Side tables (2)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,000
May 18, 2014
Lot 72
Hans Wegner
Buck armchair
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $3,437
May 18, 2014
Lot 73
Hans Wegner
Peacock chair
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $5,000
May 18, 2014
Lot 74
Hans Wegner
Valet or Bachelor's chair
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $11,875
May 18, 2014
Lot 75
Hans Wegner
Slat bench
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $5,312
May 18, 2014
Lot 8
Hans Wegner
Single daybed
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $1,875
February 23, 2014
Lot 9
Hans Wegner
Single daybed
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $2,000
February 23, 2014
Lot 10
Hans Wegner
Hutch
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,000
February 23, 2014
Lot 11
Hans Wegner
Peacock chairs (2)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $7,500
February 23, 2014
Lot 12
Hans Wegner
Occasional table
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $2,812
February 23, 2014
Lot 428
Hans Wegner
The chairs (12)
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $21,250
October 13, 2013
Lot 409
Hans Wegner
Shell lounge chair
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $9,375
May 19, 2013
Lot 410
Hans Wegner
Shell sofa
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $16,250
May 19, 2013
Lot 412
Hans Wegner
Peacock Chair
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $4,375
May 19, 2013
Lot 423
Hans Wegner
Rare Dining table
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $6,250
May 19, 2013
Lot 30
Hans Wegner
Early folding chairs (2)
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $10,000
December 16, 2012
Lot 31
Hans Wegner
Armchairs (2)
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000
Price Realized: $4,062
December 16, 2012
Lot 32
Hans Wegner
Papa chair
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $6,875
December 16, 2012
Lot 33
Hans Wegner
Papa chair & ottoman (2)
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $13,750
December 16, 2012
Lot 34
Hans Wegner
The Chair
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,250
December 16, 2012
Lot 35
Hans Wegner
Dining table
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,750
December 16, 2012
Lot 36
Hans Wegner
Sofas (2)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,937
December 16, 2012
Lot 37
Hans Wegner
Swivel desk chair
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $15,000
December 16, 2012
Lot 1
Hans Wegner
Drop-leaf dining table
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $3,750
October 7, 2012
Lot 3
Hans Wegner
Papa Bear chair
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $6,250
October 7, 2012
Lot 4
Hans Wegner
Papa Bear chair
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $8,125
October 7, 2012
Lot 9
Hans Wegner
Dining suite (11)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $10,625
October 7, 2012
Lot 11
Hans Wegner
Occasional chair
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $3,750
October 7, 2012
Lot 13
Hans Wegner
Daybed
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,500
October 7, 2012
Lot 177
Hans Wegner
Ox chair
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $8,750
May 6, 2012
Lot 178
Hans Wegner
Ox chair and ottoman
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $10,625
May 6, 2012
Lot 180
Hans Wegner
Papa chair
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $8,750
May 6, 2012
Lot 181
Hans Wegner
Valet or Bachelor's chair
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,875
May 6, 2012
Lot 182
Hans Wegner
Wing lounge chair
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,812
May 6, 2012
Lot 18
Hans Wegner
"Valet" or "Bachelor's" chair
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $10,000
December 11, 2011
Lot 20
Hans Wegner
Pair of "The" chairs
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,500
December 11, 2011
Lot 21
Hans Wegner
Pair of "The" chairs
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
Price Realized: $2,375
December 11, 2011
Lot 220
Hans Wegner
Stacking dining chair (4)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,500
December 11, 2011
Lot 221
Hans Wegner
Stool
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $3,000
December 11, 2011
Lot 222
Hans Wegner
Peacock Chair
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,500
December 11, 2011
Lot 147
Hans Wegner
Papa chair with ottoman
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $8,125
June 26, 2011
Lot 152
Hans Wegner
Chair and ottoman
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,812
June 26, 2011
Lot 333
Hans Wegner
Papa chair
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,000
June 26, 2011
Lot 334
Hans Wegner
Papa chair
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,000
June 26, 2011
Lot 359
Hans Wegner
Easy lounge chairs (2)
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $4,687
June 26, 2011
Lot 363
Hans Wegner
Wishbone or Y chairs (2)
Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized: $1,125
June 26, 2011
Lot 364
Hans Wegner
Dining table and six chairs
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
Price Realized: $1,125
June 26, 2011
Lot 106
Hans Wegner
Pair of twin beds with side tables
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,250
March 6, 2011
Lot 107
Hans Wegner
Sofa
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,875
March 6, 2011
Lot 108
Hans Wegner
Sofa
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,125
March 6, 2011
Lot 112
Hans Wegner
Table and 6 chairs
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $5,312
March 6, 2011
Lot 41
Hans Wegner
Drop leaf desk
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,450
October 17, 2010
Lot 42
Hans Wegner
Credenza
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,368
October 17, 2010
Lot 43
Hans Wegner
Peacock chair
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,470
October 17, 2010
Lot 44
Hans Wegner
Rocker
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $980
October 17, 2010
Lot 168
Hans Wegner
Wishbone or Y chairs (6)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,715
October 17, 2010
Lot 245
Hans Wegner
Papa chair
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $6,737
October 17, 2010
Lot 247
Hans Wegner
Pair of daybeds
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,756
October 17, 2010
Lot 254
Hans Wegner
Rocker
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,347
October 17, 2010
Lot 255
Hans Wegner
Rocking chair
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,837
October 17, 2010
Lot 23
Hans Wegner
Dining table
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $4,900
May 23, 2010
Lot 190
Hans Wegner
Convertable daybed
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $3,062
May 23, 2010
Lot 192
Hans Wegner
Papa chair and ottoman
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,125
May 23, 2010
Lot 197
Hans Wegner
Drop leaf table and 6 chairs
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,368
May 23, 2010
Lot 198
Hans Wegner
Peacock Chair
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
Price Realized: $2,695
May 23, 2010
Lot 19
Hans Wegner
Valet or Bachelor's chair
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $5,513
December 6, 2009
Lot 277
Hans Wegner
Group of 3 Shell chairs
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $5,513
December 6, 2009
Lot 278
Hans Wegner
Chinese chair
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $490
December 6, 2009
Lot 279
Hans Wegner
Chinese chair
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $490
December 6, 2009
Lot 2
Hans Wegner
Papa chair
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $5,400
December 7, 2008
Lot 3
Hans Wegner
Papa chair
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $6,000
December 7, 2008
Lot 4
Hans Wegner
Papa chair and ottoman
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $6,600
December 7, 2008
Lot 212
Hans Wegner
Lady Ox chair
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,900
December 7, 2008
Lot 470
Hans Wegner
3-seater couch
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $1,920
December 7, 2008
Lot 472
Hans Wegner
Sawback chair
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,000
December 7, 2008
Lot 6
Hans Wegner
Freestanding buffet
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,000
June 29, 2008
Lot 11
Hans Wegner
Group of armchairs (4)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,900
June 29, 2008
Lot 24
Hans Wegner
Valet chair
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $10,200
February 10, 2008
Lot 26
Hans Wegner
Four drawer chest
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,320
February 10, 2008
Lot 27
Hans Wegner
The Chair
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized: $840
February 10, 2008
Lot 28
Hans Wegner
Sofa
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,240
February 10, 2008
Lot 29
Hans Wegner
Papa chair and ottoman
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $10,800
February 10, 2008
Lot 31
Hans Wegner
Dining chairs (6)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $2,400
February 10, 2008
Lot 31A
Hans Wegner
Dining table
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $1,320
February 10, 2008
Lot 417
Hans Wegner
Reversible top coffee table
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,020
February 10, 2008
Lot 423
Hans Wegner
Dining table
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized: $900
February 10, 2008
Lot 246
Hans Wegner
Sofa
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $2,400
June 3, 2007
Lot 247
Hans Wegner
Lounge chair table
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,800
June 3, 2007
Lot 394
Hans Wegner
Coffee table
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,200
June 3, 2007
Lot 1
Hans Wegner
Papa chair
Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,800
December 3, 2006
Lot 2
Hans Wegner
Papa chair
Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,500
December 3, 2006
Lot 3
Hans Wegner
Papa chair
Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,500
December 3, 2006
Lot 4
Hans Wegner
Ox chair and ottoman
Estimate: $4,500 - $5,000
Price Realized: $5,400
December 3, 2006
Lot 5
Hans Wegner
Footstool
Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized: $450
December 3, 2006
Lot 6
Hans Wegner
Side chairs (8)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,920
December 3, 2006
Lot 7
Hans Wegner
Adjustable daybed
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,280
December 3, 2006
Lot 23
Hans Wegner
Wishbone or Y chairs (4)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,160
December 3, 2006
Lot 24
Hans Wegner
J16 rocking chair
Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized: $660
December 3, 2006
Lot 25
Hans Wegner
Lounge chair
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized: $1,200
December 3, 2006
Lot 87
Hans Wegner
Bed
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized: $4,500
June 18, 2006
Lot 231
Hans Wegner
Leather round back chairs (6)
Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $6,000
June 18, 2006
Lot 232
Hans Wegner
Settee (3 pieces)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $1,440
June 18, 2006
Lot 233
Hans Wegner
Easy Chairs (3)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,760
June 18, 2006
Lot 234
Hans Wegner
Settee (2 pieces)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,680
June 18, 2006
Lot 235
Hans Wegner
Easy Chairs (2)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,800
June 18, 2006
Lot 236
Hans Wegner
Coffee table
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $660
June 18, 2006
Lot 237
Hans Wegner
Lounge chairs with loose cushions
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $2,400
June 18, 2006
Lot 238
Hans Wegner
Lounge chair
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized: $780
June 18, 2006

About The Artist

Although the words “Danish” and “modern design” are practically synonymous today, this wasn’t always the case. Denmark—and the design world at large—has a clutch of pioneering designers to thank for this equivalence. Perhaps one of the most well known and celebrated of these trailblazing designers was Hans J. Wegner, whose pioneering designs helped bring about the union of form and functionality, quality and comfort that we now so readily associate with the sensibilities of Twentieth-Century Danish Modern.

Along with fellow Danish master craftsmen Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl, Børge Mogensen, Verner Panton, and Poul Kjærholm, Wegner pursued gracefully tapered, solid-wood designs that embraced modernist principles of ergonomics and aesthetics in a style now commonly identified as organic functionalism. A Wegner chair is recognizable by token of its highly stylized, whimsical contours evocative of forms commonly found in the natural world. Although Wegner did not name the pieces he created himself—leaving the naming to manufacturers—his pieces inevitably have been given quirky names that reflect the strong allusions to natural forms that they inspire. Take his “Wishbone” and “Peacock” chairs, for instance—both of which remain household names to this day. The former, with its elegantly curved hind legs, elliptical top rail and graceful Y-back, provides a comfortable seat while being easy on the eyes and playfully bringing to mind the object after which it is named; similarly, the latter, which was inspired by a traditional Windsor chair, delights with its sculptural wooden “plumage,” which also serves an ergonomic end. 

Wegner collaborated with many manufacturers over the course of his long career, most notably with firm Carl Hansen & Søn, who helped produce— and to this day continues to manufacture—the now iconic CH24 “Wishbone,” or "Y-chair," as it is sometimes called. “The Chair,” arguably the minimalist pièce de résistance of Wegner’s oeuvre, famously assumed a brief, but significant stint in American politics, when Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy sat down in the design in 1960 to hash it out during the first nationally televised presidential debate.

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