Jugendstil Vitrine part of a complete dining room, design attributed to Joseph M. Olbrich, manufactured by A. Nagel Vienna, ca. 1905, stained oak, thuja veneered, mother-of-pearl inlays, brass, original fittings
original company plaquette “A. NAGEL WIEN MÖBELF. PORZELLANG. 21” bib.: comp. Palazzo Grassi (ed.), Le Arti a Vienna (Arts in Vienna), exhibition catalog, Biennale Venice Palazzo Grassi 1984, Mazzotta publ., Milan 1984, p. 402, dep. 1-2; comp. exhibition catalog “Adolf Loos 1870-1933 Private Spaces”, Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, Barcelona 2017-18
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The Jugendstil vitrine is part of a complete dining room manufactured by fine Viennese cabinetmaker A. Nagel. The exquisite ensemble dating from ca. 1905 also includes an extendable dining table with six chairs, a large sideboard, a grandfather-clock and a side table. Stylistically very similar, the Secessionist furniture and a large sideboard designed by Joseph Maria Olbrich are illustrated in the exhibition catalog of the 1984 Venice Biennale “Le Arti a Vienna”. Thus, we feel confirmed in our assumption to attribute the whole ensemble to famous architect-designer Olbrich.
The vitrine is made of solid oak finest Viennese cabinetmaker quality bearing a relief-like ornamentation with mother-of-pearl inlays on the front. The two-piece body is stained and polished, its interior in the upper part lavishly veneered with thuja-wood. Display case and hinged drawer enthuse with their relief carvings, contrasting mother-of-pearl ornaments and faceted glass.
Particularly charming are the decorative elements made of cast and chased brass featuring stylized flowers on the display case door and drawer-fitting. The vitrine perfectly reflects the taste of the wealthy upper class in Vienna around 1900 and testifies to the superb quality of Fine Viennese cabinetmaking of the time.
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