HM Jugendstilgruppegesamt

Exceptional Set of Art Noveau Furniture

Vienna, around 1900/05

Of muse­um qual­i­ty. Con­sist­ing of a large cab­i­net, a small­er cab­i­net and a long­case clock.

In Macas­sar sol­id wood and veneer on oak; sat­in­wood inlays with wine grapes and leaves; part­ly with beau­ti­ful quar­ter veneers and nick­el-plat­ed mounts and columns, each embell­ished with four cabo­chons, a tus­can Gial­lo Anti­co” mar­ble top and a bev­elled mir­ror in the back.
The inner fit­ment very fine­ly manufactured. 

The design prob­a­bly dates back to August Ungeth­üm (1864 — 1911). He was pupils of Otto Wag­n­er and Josef Hoff­mann and had access to the best artist cir­cles at the turn of the cen­tu­ry in Vien­na and their lat­est designs. As the eldest son, August worked in the father’s com­pa­ny A. Ungeth­üm,” one of the most impor­tant fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­tur­ers in Vien­na.

This excep­tion­al set is a per­fect exam­ple of the mod­ern, inno­v­a­tive design in Vien­na around 1900. Espe­cial­ly the work of the Wiener Werk­stät­ten” was ground­break­ing and ahead of its time in Europe.


Large Cab­i­net

In Macas­sar sol­id wood and veneer on oak; sat­in­wood inlays. Three cab­i­net doors with bev­elled glass, one shelf inside, and bev­elled mir­ror in the upper part sup­port­ed by four nick­el-plat­ed columns with black cabo­chons. The mar­ble top with two pull out shelves under­neath; the low­er part cen­tered by six lock­able draw­ers and two grand doors, one shelf inside; all over nick­el-plat­ed mounts, with a mould­ed, nick­el-plat­ed base.

Small­er Cab­i­net

In Macas­sar sol­id wood and veneer on oak; sat­in­wood inlays.
Two cab­i­net doors with beveled glass, one shelf inside, a bev­elled mir­ror in the back above the mar­ble top; two doors in the low­er part and one pull out shelf; nick­el-plat­ed mounts and four columns with black cabo­chons.

Long­case Clock

The case in Macas­sar sol­id wood and veneer on oak; sat­in­wood inlays with wine grapes and leaves.
Two sil­ver-plat­ed weights, one pen­du­lum, and a sub­sidiary sec­onds dial to the cen­ter. The hour and the quar­ter hour strike in dif­fer­ent sounds; after every quar­ter hour fol­lows the sound of the accord­ing hour. Very beau­ti­ful, warm tone.

HM Jugendstilgr Cabinetgrgesamt
Large Cabinet H: 191 cm D: 70 cm W: 200 cm
HM Jugendstilgruppe Cabinetgr D1
HM Jugendstilgruppe Beschlaege1
HM Jugendstilgruppe Saeulen1
HM Jugendstilgruppe C Abinetgr ausgezogene Tischplatte
HM Jugendstilgruppe Cabinetklgesamt
Smaller Cabinet H: 191 cm D: 47,5 cm W: 100 cm
HM Jugendstilgruppe Cabinetklausgezogene Tischplatte
HM Jugendstilgruppe Uhrgesamt
Longcase Clock H: 200 cm D: 32,5 cm W: 55 cm
HM Jugendstilgruppe Uhr D1