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Axel Einar Hjorth

(Sweden, 1888-1959)
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine 'Lovö' cabinet, Nordiska Kompaniet, 1930s.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine 'Lovö' cabinet, Nordiska Kompaniet, 1930s.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine 'Lovö' cabinet, Nordiska Kompaniet, 1930s.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine 'Lovö' cabinet, Nordiska Kompaniet, 1930s.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine 'Lovö' cabinet, Nordiska Kompaniet, 1930s.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine 'Lovö' cabinet, Nordiska Kompaniet, 1930s.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine 'Lovö' cabinet, Nordiska Kompaniet, 1930s.
Axel Einar Hjorth, a stained pine 'Lovö' cabinet, Nordiska Kompaniet, 1930s.

a stained pine 'Lovö' cabinet, Nordiska Kompaniet, 1930s.

Iron mounts, the interior with shelves and two drawers. Height 155,5 cm, 101 x 45,5 cm

Minor wear.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

100 000 - 150 000 SEK

9 380 - 14 100 EUR

8 990 - 13 500 USD

Hammer price: 
260 000 SEK
Provenance

The original owner was a dentist practising in the center of Stockholm. He acquired an estate on the Swedish west coast, outside Ljungskile where he built a summer house. When the house was completed in 1936 it was furnished with Axel Einar Hjorth's 'Sportstugemöbler' which were very much in fashion at the time. The furniture has remained in the same summer house until now.

Designer

Axel Einar Hjorth was one of Sweden's most significant furniture designers during the Swedish Grace era. He is also known for designing the so-called sports cabin furniture in pine.

Head designer of NK (Nordiska Kompaniet) furniture department 1927-38. His first significant project was NK's exclusive showcase at the International World Fair in Barcelona in 1929, where he presented the cabinet 'Louis' and the model 'Caesar'. In the 1930's he designed more basic models for serial production and rustic furniture in pinewood.

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Eva Seeman
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