4 - 5 October 2011
A PAIR OF ELMWOOD 'ZIG-ZAG' CHAIRS
DESIGNED BY G.TH. RIETVELD IN 1932-1933, EXECUTED BEFORE 1958
Composed of four tapering rectangular planks, joined with screws and dovetail-joints, the back pierced with two holes, the seat pierced with one hole, traces of white pipe clay wash
73 cm. high x 36.5 cm. wide x 41 cm. deep
Violette Cornelius (1919-1998); thence by descent to her son Florian Huckriede (b. 1946).
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cf. M. Küper, I. van Zijl, Gerrit Th. Rietveld 1888-1964. Het volledige werk, Utrecht (Centraal Museum) 1992, nr. 189, pp. 145-147, with ill.
Please note, the caption under the black&white illustration in the printed catalogue should read "Editorial meeting for the photo book 'Vuur aan zee', Amsterdam (1958) showing another zigzag chair.
Violette Cornelius Courtesy Nederlands Fotomuseum."
Please note the chair on the B/W illustration is NOT the one on offer.
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