Gorgeous armchair model FD-146 by Danish designers Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard Nielsen for manufacturer France & Daverkosen, Denmark, circa 1950s. Featuring original woven caned back framed in beautiful, sleek teak wood. Elegantly curved arms extend from the back in a smooth sloping fashion providing comfort and support. Seat features the original six-rubber loop coil supports in superb shape and retains the original round medallion label from importer (John Stuart Inc. Grand Rapids NY). Tapered legs provide a strong and stable base. The burnt orange cushion in its original upholstery blends well with the beautiful grain and tones of the teak and caned back. A wonderful combination of textures, and true representation of elegant, yet functional, Danish craftsmanship and artistry. This unique and stunning chair would be a complimentary addition to a mid-century modern home, or merge beautifully with a host of décor styles. Truly a collector piece and perfect for a living room, bedroom, entryway, office, or sunroom.
Condition Report: Caned back is tight; shows minor flaw at top (as shown in photo); upholstered cushion shows minimal wear with age and use; sturdy construction.
Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard Nielsen were one of the leading design tandems of the Danish Modern movement. In addition to their limited handmade work for cabinetmakers Ludvig Pontoppidan and Thorald Madsen, they were also a key part of France & Daverkosen’s early strategy for high-end factory production of architects’ designs.
Designer: Peter Hvidt & Orla Milgaard-Nielsen
Manufacturer: France & Daverkosen
Date Of Manufacture: 1950’s
Period: Mid-Century; 1950-1959
Materials And Techniques: Teak, cane, fabric
Condition Details: Sturdy; Caning shows minor flaw; Wear consistent with age and use
Measurements: 33″ tall. x W 25″ wide x 26″ deep seat 18″ tall