Frits Henningsen Rosewood Cabinet with Tambour Door, Denmark 1950s

Frits Henningsen Rosewood Cabinet with Tambour Door, Denmark 1950s

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Cabinet designed by Frits Henningsen made in Denmark ca 1950s.

This elegant deep cabinet is made of luxurious book mirrored rosewood. It has seven narrow drawers with small knobs, and a tambour door that covers the drawers when pulled up. The drawers are deep and narrow and provide quite a bit of storage space. The tapered legs are positioned on the edge of the cabinet, enhancing the refined look of the cabinet. The execution and high attention to detail of this cabinet showcases Frits Henningsen's characteristic uncompromising craftsmanship and high quality approach to furniture design. ~HG

About the designer:

Frits Henningsen (1889–1965) was a Danish furniture designer and master cabinetmaker (a term he preferred himself), who led a team of cabinetmakers in central Copenhagen. As an active member of the Cabinetmakers Guild from 1927, Henningsen became a major driver of the furniture exhibitions of the period, gaining recognition for the high quality of his craftsmanship and his vibrant personality. Many of his works were crafted in exotic woods such as Brazilian rosewood and Cuban mahogany. All his furniture was exclusively made by hand using classical, labour-intensive methods as practised and refined by carpenters and cabinetmakers over centuries. ⠀

Condition:

In good condition. Wear consistent with age and use; item has some discoloration, small marks and scratches. One of the handles has a little chip.

Dimensions:

42 cm W x 67.5 cm D x 78 cm H

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