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Acquired in 1982 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Moser, Koloman
attributions_note
bibliography
Jervis, Simon: Furniture Of About 1900 From Austria & Hungary In The Victoria & Albert Museum, London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1986, no.19, p. 50, 51 NB: Objects not examined
collection_code
FWK
credit
date_end
1903-12-31
date_start
1903-01-01
date_text
1903 (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 70 cm, Width: 61 cm, Depth: 61 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
The dressing room in the Hölzl apartment had a table with a drawer and a chaise longue, as well as other armchairs, en suite.
historical_significance
history_note
This chair was made for the dressing-room in the Hölzl apartment in Vienna. Originally, according to Berta Zuckerkandl who described the chair in an article in 1904, the seat was upholstered originally in grey-green silk with black and white gimp.
id
347
label
ARMCHAIR Designed by Koloman Moser (Austrian, 1868-1918) Probably made by Caspar Hrazdil, Vienna, Austria Maple inlaid with ebonised pearwood, with brass feet 1903 Made for the dressing room of the apartment of Dr Hölzl, director of the Sanatorium Löw in Vienna. The seat was originally upholstered in grey-green silk with black and white gimp. The maple was described by a contemporary writer as white or light. W.9-1982 [1989-2006]
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:19:45.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:19:45.000Z
latitude
48.202541
location
In Storage
longitude
16.368799
marks
materials
maple, brass (alloy), pearwood
materials_techniques
Maple, inlaid with ebonised pearwood, with brass feet; the upholstery is not original
museum_number
W.9-1982
museum_number_token
w91982
object_number
O84637
object_type
Armchair
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Tub armchair, of maple with ebonised pearwood. Six brass-capped feet rise as uprights to support a semi-circular maple back rail which continues to form arms. The areas between the uprights are concave, panelled in maple and each section is divided into squares, the upper one of each hollowed out and featuring a square of small ebonised circles. The back and sides of the armchair are upholstered in five sections of fabric trimmed with gimp, the sprung seat is covered as one section.
place
Vienna (city)
primary_image_id
2008BT7449
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This armchair was designed by Koloman Moser in the latest Vienna Secession style, for the apartment of a Viennese doctor. It was conceived en-suite with a table and chaise longue, for a dressing room, and was upholstered originally in grey-green silk and white trimming. The design echoes the fascination of the period with plain surfaces, light-coloured woods and ebonised decoration, all reminiscient of Biedermeier design of the period 1815-1840. Although the wood has darkened and the inlay faded, the chair's form has lost nothing of its novelty.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
armchair-moser-koloman
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
inlay (process), joining, staining
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1903
year_start
1903