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Oak “Jugend” Rocking Chair, Europe, circa 1920s

US$3,250

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This rocking chair is a special piece of the H. Collection, for as it shows early implications of Modernism while still keeping the quintessential characteristics of the Jugendstil. Art Nouveau, known in different languages by different names, such as “Jugendstil” (Youth Style) in German or “Jugend” for short. In Denmark, it is known as Skønvirke ("Work of beauty") and this oak rocking chair shows where the naming drew inspiration from. This rocking chair has both an artistic and geometric form which is characteristic of the movement’s later years. This chair recalls the ‘Arts & Crafts movement’ and the ‘Mission Style’ as it is very sturdy with quality craftsmanship, which is apparent in the Tenon joinery. At the same time, it doesn't compromise on the aesthetics, keeping the delicate Art Nouveau details, such as the shape of the back- and armrests which show beautiful handiwork. The shard-like back’s vertical slats are wider than later models’, making this rocking chair’s look unique. The aesthetics are further elevated by the seat, which is upholstered in a soft, premium fabric. The Art Nouveau emerged as a counter-movement to the historicism of the 19th century and was an expression of the Avant Garde, the 'New Modernism', which opposed the overloaded style of the ‘New Baroque’ with new forms for all areas of art and life. The ideal of designers of the Jugendstil was to make a house a complete work of art, with everything inside, from the furniture to the dish ware, in perfect harmony. With this ideal in mind, they established their own workshops to produce furniture. Rocking chairs like this were especially popular in Denmark, where Hans Wegner’s upholstered models prevailed.  Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently in premium fabric. Dimensions: 29.52 in W x 30.31 in D x 35.82 in, seat height 19.68 in 75 cm W x 77 cm D x 91 cm H, seat height 50 cm Shipping: This Jugend rocking chair will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 35.83 in. (91 cm)Width: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Depth: 30.32 in. (77 cm)Seat Height: 19.69 in. (50 cm)
  • Style
    Jugendstil (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1920s
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently in premium fabric.
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 202004511stDibs: LU2947323621602

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  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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