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ROHDE ARMCHAIRS

A pair of carved mahogany armchairs, the design attributed to Johan Rohde, made by Rad. Rasmussen of Copenhagen, for the Hafnia insurance company. Circa 1900.

For a similar pair of chairs by Johan Rohde, see: Furniture with Meaning - Danish Furniture 1840-1920 (2 Volumes) 2008, by Mirjam Gelfer-Jörgensen. See Volume II, page 749.

Height: 85 cm.

Width: 70 cm.

Depth: 58 cm.

 

Johan Gudmann Rohde (1 November 1856 – 18 February 1935) was a Danish painter, lithographer and designer. He was the principal founder of the secessionist group, Den Frie Udstilling (the Free Exhibition).

Rohde also played an important part in the development of Danish craftsmanship with his high-quality furniture and silver designs for Georg Jensen.

 

Bibliography:

J.E.R. Moller, 'Georg Jensen, The Danish Silversmith' Copenhagen 1985

Copenhagen 1987, Kunstforingen, 'Johan Rhode 1856-1935, maleren, formgiveren, mobeltegneren', exhibition catalogue

Schultz, 'Johan Rohde Solv.', Copenhagen 1956,