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Josef Frank

(Österrike/Sverige, 1885-1967)
Josef Frank, a snakeskin framed mirror, Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, executed in 1940.
Josef Frank, a snakeskin framed mirror, Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, executed in 1940.
Josef Frank, a snakeskin framed mirror, Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, executed in 1940.
Josef Frank, a snakeskin framed mirror, Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, executed in 1940.
Josef Frank, a snakeskin framed mirror, Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, executed in 1940.
Josef Frank, a snakeskin framed mirror, Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, executed in 1940.
Josef Frank, a snakeskin framed mirror, Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, executed in 1940.

a snakeskin framed mirror, Firma Svenskt Tenn, Sweden, executed in 1940.

The frame is covered with skin from a Boa Constrictor, framework of mahogany. 90 x 70 cm.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

200 000 - 250 000 SEK

18 800 - 23 500 EUR

18 000 - 22 500 USD

Hammer price: 
240 000 SEK
Literature

This mirror pictured in Ott-Wodni, Marlene, 'Josef Frank 1885-1967: Raumgestaltung und Möbeldesign', Böhlau-Verlag, Wien, 2015, p. 357.

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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from exotic woods, endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

Designer

Josef Frank was born in Austria and studied architecture at the Konstgewerbeschule. As an architect, he worked with private home areas and large complexes and started his own interior design company, Haus und Garten, with two architect colleagues. In 1934, Josef Frank was employed at Svenskt Tenn. A few years later, he had his international breakthrough at the world exhibitions in Paris in 1937 and New York in 1939, together with the founder of Svenskt Tenn, Estrid Ericson. After the Second World War outbreak, Josef Frank, who came from a Jewish family, was forced into exile in New York.

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Eva Seeman
Stockholm
Eva Seeman
Chief Specialist Modern and Contemporary Decorative art and design
+46 (0)708 92 19 69