Sale 18DD02 | Lot 142

Joseph Maria Olbrich and Julius Glückert Vienna Secession Burrwood, Ebonized Maple and Mahogany Cabinet with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay

Catalogue: Doyle+Design

Lot Details

Lot 142
Joseph Maria Olbrich and Julius Glückert Vienna Secession Burrwood, Ebonized Maple and Mahogany Cabinet with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
Possibly designed for the Music Salon of Ernest Louis (Ernst Ludwig), Grand Duke of Hesse, founder of Darmstadt Artists' Colony, in Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany
Circa 1900-05
Height 63 1/2 inches, width 55 inches, depth 21 inches.
At present, only four of these rare cabinets are known, including the cabinet offered here. One of the other known cabinets is in the collection of the Institute Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt (the Museum of the Darmstadt Artists' Colony), which had belonged to the Grand Duke Ernest Louis. A third example is in the permanent collection of the Bröhan-Museum, in Berlin.
A related cabinet sold at Sotheby's, London, Fine & Decorative Arts & Design From 1870, May 4, 2006, lot 31; another related cabinet, quite possibly the cabinet just cited, sold at Christie's, Amsterdam, 20th Century Decorative Arts, November 22, 2006, lot 314.
Provenance:
Historical Design, New York, New York, 1990s


C A Private Collection of Important Design

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $34,375 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Generally good condition overall; light surface marking, scuffing, scratching, as expected from use; some spots of infilling to top edge; top step with chip loss to veneer at front left corner; losses to corner of top edge; each column with scuffing and marking, some small gouges; the front doors with cracking to panels, including to ends; interior good and clean; door hinges possibly replaced; water rings on the interior shelf; base with chip losses to edges, including some size of a dime; edgewear and small chips to feet


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Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $34,375 (includes buyer's premium)

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