Set of Four Hans Wegner Cow Horn Chairs in Teak and Rosewood

Set of Four Hans Wegner Cow Horn Chairs in Teak and Rosewood

SKU: 970137

These cow horn chairs were purchased by the original owner in the 1950s as part of a dining set which is shown in the photos. The entire set is available for purchase. These items have remained in the same family nearly 60 years and are now being offered for sale. All items have been carefully cared for and are in beautiful condition. The seat cushions were reupholstered at some point several years ago. The cow horn chair is one of the smallest chairs by Wegner, and an amazing work of art. The chair allows you to sit at the table closely without arms getting in the way. But you are also able to rest your arms on the "horns". Wegner designed the PP505 chair in 1952 as an immediate follow up to his breakthrough with the round chair (pp501/pp503 The c hair). The continuity in shape and philosophy is obvious. But serving a different purpose Wegner created a chair that was to play an important role in his following line of works. Wanting to pay homage to the breathtaking beauty of solid wood manually carved into organic shapes, Wegner decided to make a compact chair. Hence the number of pieces of solid wood used to form the armrests and back was reduced to only two pieces, joined in the middle. The joint obviously needs to be aligned with the grains of the wood with some kind of tenon and could be dowelled, but in this case Wegner decided that instead of hiding the unavoidable joint he would rather enhance it and make it a decorative feature of the design. To obtain the full visible effect, Wegner used wood of a contrasting color.

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    Mid Century Modern





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    • PERIOD

    20th Century


    Teak, rosewood, upholstery