Finn Juhl, ‘Rare and large extendable dining table, model no. FJ 49 T’, Designed 1949, Phillips

Endangered Species (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

71 x 310 x 140 cm (27 7/8 x 122 x 55 1/8 in.) fully extended

Executed by master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, Copenhagen, Denmark. Together with two leaves.

The present lot was specifically designed for the ‘Egyptian’ dining chair and is 20 cm (7 7/8 in.) larger in both length and width than the standard model.

Esbjørn Hiort, Modern Danish Furniture, New York, 1956, p. 58
Niels Vodder, Furniture, Copenhagen, 1959, pp. 16, 26
Patricia Yamada, ed., Finn Juhl Memorial Exhibition, exh. cat., Osaka, 1990, p. 25
Henrik Wivel, Finn Juhl, Humlebæk, 2004, p. 65
Per H. Hansen, Finn Juhl and his house, Copenhagen, 2009, pp. 101, 126, 186-87

Dail Ski Resort, Colorado
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Finn Juhl

One of the pivotal figures of Danish design in the 1940s, Finn Juhl introduced Danish Modern to the world, specifically the United States. As an architect and interior and industrial designer, Juhl was best known for his furniture designs that uprooted traditional historicist styles embellished with ornament and plush prevalent in the late 1930s, instead creating modern furniture along the lines of the International Style. Juhl’s Pelican Chair exemplifies the designer’s incorporation of form with function. The chairs, sumptuously sculptural and organic in form, were inspired by Juhl’s philosophy that “a chair is not just a product of decorative art in a space; it is a form and a space in itself.”

Danish, 1912-1989