A PAIR OF DANISH ELM AND EBONY STOOLS IN THE ANTIQUE STYLE, DESIGNED FOR THE MUSEUMSBYGNINGEN, COPENHAGEN
EARLY 20TH CENTURY
H: 18 W: 18.25 D: 18.25 inches
H: 45.7 W: 46.4 D: 46.4 cm
Each with a caned seat within a square frame with projected corners surmounted by discs, raised on circular tapering banded legs joined by side stretchers.
Provenance: Designed by the architects Einar Madvig (1882-1952) and P.J. Methling (1884-1964) for the Museumsbygningen, the private museum of the Danish collector Johan Hansens which housed several thousand paintings prior to the collection's dispersal in 1932-34. One stool signed and dated in script: John Jensen 1918.