Exceptional Set of Art Noveau Furniture
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.
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.
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.
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.