Background Info & Provenance
Written in 2019
This desk sold through iNVISeDGE in 2007 within days of being listed online for $1295. These days (in 2019) I’d price the same piece in iNVISeDGE at about $1800 (depending on how quickly the seller needs the piece out etc). Certainly an authentic 1950’s / early 1960’s piece and RARE- this ONE-OFF vintage piece is as much a work of art as it is a functional piece of furniture. It’s a large piece but refined, sophisticated and not bulky-looking at all. I’m not sure who made it (even today after about 18 years in this business) but don’t care- it’s an exceptional piece of design. Something like this would cost about $10 000 to get custom-built today! We specialise in selling items like this on your behalf- we work with you to get the best possible price, find the right buyer for your item AND satisfy your selling needs. (And our commission fees start are 18.5% for private sellers (and 5% to 12.5% for professional sellers.) Contact us through the links below.
The description written for this piece in 2007 is pasted below. I don’t think it’s English anymore. I believe it was made by one of the Melbourne boutique makers back in the 1950’s- most likely late 1950’s. Let me know if you have any information about it! All the big four boutique Melbourne makers come to mind- Dario Zoureff, Schulim Krimper, Rosando Brother and Jakob Rudowski. I lived in Sydney at that time and found this piece in Sydney- I really doubt it was made by one of the boutique Sydney makers that operated at the time though- my money is on it being Melbourian.
The description for this piece as it was written in 2007 …
Background Info and Provenance
A stunning late-1950s / early 1960’s desk with strong Scandinavian influence. I get the feeling this one is English- it has an English lock on the drawer and it is unlike anything Australian I’m aware of. It boasts very high construction quality but is from none of the reputable Australian furniture firms of the time that I’m familiar with which leads me to believe it was imported. I believe this is the best desk I’ve found for years and as such I’ve kept it to use myself at my showroom for about 2 years. It’s such a pleasure to use but I’ll be relocating iNVISeDGE soon so it’s time for it to find a new home. The size of this piece is brilliant, the shape sensational and the design, beautiful. This type of piece would be ideal in the home office – the majority of desks around are bland and “commercial” looking- with its classic Danish styling, this would make a great feature piece and would also be especially ideal if your desk needs to form part of your living area. Desks in this classic Scandinavian style are incredibly rare- therefore this piece would make a solid investment. The better antique desks fetch around $1500-$2000- I can’t see why this piece wouldn’t be worth about the same. Why buy furniture when you can invest in rare vintage pieces? (It’s very likely this piece will increase in value over time.)
Ref- around 1904