Pair of Secessionist Settees

The discovery of a matched pair of ebonised Viennese Secessionist settees is a cause for celebration for any collector of fine furniture. These settees, each with its original striped velvet upholstery, and ebonised frames of great elegance are a testament to the skill of the renowned Josef Hoffmann, an important figure in the history of furniture design. One of the settees bears the Kohn label, further adding to its significance and value.

The Viennese settees are a fine example of the craftsmanship and creativity of Hoffmann, who was a leader in the modernist movement. His designs were often simple and geometric, with an emphasis on functionality and comfort. The ebonised wood and striped velvet upholstery of these settees perfectly reflect his aesthetic, making them a truly remarkable find.

It is a privilege to have the opportunity to offer such an exceptionally matched pair of Viennese settees. Their craftsmanship and beauty make them timeless pieces of furniture, and their historical significance adds to their value. With the Kohn label, these settees are sure to be a treasured addition to any collection.

Josef Hoffmann

Josef Hoffmann is widely recognised as one of the most influential figures of the Secessionist movement in Vienna. His work was characterised by a modernist aesthetic and a strong sense of craftsmanship. He was an architect, designer, and artist, and his contributions to the Secessionist movement have had a lasting impact on the development of modern design.

Hoffmann was a founding member of the Vienna Secession, a group of artists and designers who sought to break away from the traditional academic style of the 19th century. He was a leader in the movement, and his designs were characterised by a simplified, geometric style and a strong focus on craftsmanship. His furniture designs, for example, were often made of solid wood and featured clean lines and simple shapes. His architecture was also notable for its use of modern materials, such as steel and glass.

Josef Hoffmann’s work was a major influence on the development of modern design, and his contributions to the Secessionist movement have had a lasting impact on the field. His modernist aesthetic and focus on craftsmanship have been adopted by many designers and architects since, and his legacy continues to inspire new generations of creatives. His work is a testament to the power of the Secessionist movement, and his influence is still felt today.

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Two Ebonised Viennese Secessionist Settees

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Two Ebonised Viennese Secessionist Settees by Kohn / Josef Hoffmann, each retaining its original striped velvet upholstery. One bearing the Kohn label.


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Approximate Dimensions

  • Depth: 46 cm (18.11 inches)
  • Height: 78 cm (30.71 inches)
  • Height Of Seat: 51 cm (20.08 inches)
  • Width: 122 cm (48.03 inches)


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