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Josef Frank

(Austria, 1885-1967)
200 000 - 250 000 SEK
17 400 - 21 800 EUR
18 000 - 22 500 USD
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480 000 SEK
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Josef Frank
(Austria, 1885-1967)

a "Flora" cabinet, Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, model 852.

Mahogany, floral prints. Height 142,5 cm, width 116,5 cm depth 43 cm. Key included.

Minor wear.


The Swedish journalist, writer and cultural historian Gustaf Näsström (1899-1979) and his wife Sigrid Näsström, thence by descent.

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The model was designed by Josef Frank in 1938.


Josef Frank was born in Austria and studied architecture in Vienna. As an architect, he worked with private home areas, villas and apartment buildings. In 1925 he started his own interior design firm Haus und Garten together with two architect colleagues. In connection with the advance of the Nazis, he emigrated to Sweden and was employed in 1934 at Svenskt Tenn. After the outbreak of World War II, Josef Frank, who came from a Jewish family, was forced into exile in New York. At Svenskt Tenn, he made an impact on the product range for four decades; especially when it comes to furniture and fabric prints.

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