The year’s first Live Auction at Bruun Rasmussen Copenhagen included artwork from the Danish Golden Age, contemporary art as well as Danish design classics and resulted in several great hammer prices as well as museum purchases.
The two auction weeks resulted in plenty of surprises and a number of museums turned out to buy new works for their collections. Here you can read the Bruun Rasmussen article about one of the most impressive hammer prices, achieved for a glorious dining room setting of Egyptian Chairs and “Judas Table” designed by Finn Juhl.
The Egyptian and Judas
The two weeks of Live Auctions ended with a design sale, and here it was especially the architect Finn Juhl who had potential buyers submitting bids from all over the world. A dining room set consisting of 12 “Egyptian Chairs” and a “Judas Table” that were both designed in the late 1940s and manufactured by cabinetmaker Niels Vodder were sold at the staggering hammer prices of DKK 770,000 ($164,901 AUD) and DKK 250,000 ($53,538 AUD) respectively. The set was purchased in 1969 for DKK 12,500 ($2,677 AUD) by the same family who consigned it for the auction.
And it’s not too late to start your own collection of Danish Modern. Shop the House Of Finn Juhl range of furniture designed by Finn Juhl and made under licence in Denmark, available in Australia at Danish Red.
Source: Bruun Rasmussen