Finn Juhl Nv 45 Chair, Niels Vodder, Teak Or Rosewood, Mid-century Danish Modern For Sale“The craftsman’s ability to form is probably the same as that of a sculptor.
A chair is not just a product of decorative art in a space; it is a form and a space in itself". - Finn Juhl, 1952MODEL: 45 Chair,NV 45 Chair, NV45 Easy Chair, NV45 Arm Chair, Model 45 Chair
DESIGNER: Finn Juhl
MASTER CABINETMAKER: Niels Vodder
TITLE: Finn Juhl NV 45
CREATION DATE: 1945
MATERIALS: Teak, possibly rosewood, walnut, or other dark wood, blue wool boucle upholstery fabric
FINISH: Matte, Oil Finish
LENGTH: 27 1/2" (rear leg to front leg)
HEIGHT: 32 1/2"
STYLE/PERIOD: Mid-Century Modern
This chair is the one of an identical pair. The second chair will be offered in a separate sale.
Model NV 45 easy chair, designed by Finn Juhl and produced by Niels Vodder for the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers' Guild Exhibition in 1945. The Guild shows emphasized the work of the artisan over mass production, so Juhl's early chairs were produced in small numbers - eighty at most.
Juhl generally used teak, rosewood or other dark woods, such as mahogany and walnut in his chairs. Please note: I'm not certain which wood was used in this chair. If you can identify the wood, I would very much appreciate an e-mail.Condition: additional details
- Original matte, oiled finish, which is lightened and worn in some areas, most notably on arm rests.
- Original wool upholstery, lightly soiled, with a large stain on the underside of the seat cushion, and a large, light colored stain on the face of the seat cushion, both of which are pictured.
- Original seat cushion has degrading foam.
- Scuffs, dents, scratches, small digs, etc., consistent with age, shown in photos.
- Flecks of white paint on leg, pictured
- Structurally sound, tight joints, no cracks or Impression (below), burned on stretcher:
CABINETMAKER NIELS VODDER
DESIGN FINN JUHL light colored stain on seat cushion (below) stain on underside of seat cushion (below) Legs (below)
Left armrest (below) Left armrest (below)
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