Rare, small Glass Showcase or Cabinet
Executed by the significant Viennese furniture manufacturer Jacob & Josef Kohn. The design of this furniture is attributed to the Austrian interior architect and furniture designer GUSTAF SIEGEL (Vienna 1880 — 1970) or KOLOMAN MOSER (Vienna 1868 — 1918).
Gustaf Siegel was hired as the chief designer at Jacob & Josef Kohn on the recommendation of Josef Hoffmann. Koloman Moser is considered one of the most significant Austrian painters, graphic designers, and artisans. He was a founding member of the Vienna Secession and the “Wiener Werkstätten”. This model was depicted in the J&J Kohn catalog starting in 1904.
Executed in beech and beech bentwood, stained to simulate mahogany veneer and polished shellac finish. The base stands on four legs with brass sabots and is designed with two doors and a main drawer flanked by two small drawers. The upper display case is executed with two doors and with bevelled glass on three sides and one glass shelf. The entire furniture piece is decorated with beautiful brass fittings and label signed on the back.
A beautiful, timeless, and elegant piece of furniture that fits perfectly in both modern and classic interiors.