Rocket Armchair by Peter Karpf

Rocket Armchair by Peter Karpf

Rocket Armchair by Peter Karpf 2

Rocket Armchair by Peter Karpf 3

The first two photo’s I found at Sharp lines old times as a post about this chair that was auctioned at Lauritz.com in 2014 at a price of $7555 including buyer’s premium. The blogger fantasized a bit about buying the chair and repairing the broken stick and then reselling it at a good profit at a more internationally operating auction house than Lauritz.

The chair was originally made in only two examples with a matching coffee table and were made for a installation at the Copenhagen Cabinetmaker’s guild in 1964. This also marked Peter Karpf’s debut as an architect. The two chairs were constructed of ash wood, upholstered with textiles by Nina Koppel and produced by furniture maker Willy Beck.

The third photo is from an auction on June 6, 2017 at Sotheby’s New York City where a rocket chair fetched 30,000 USD

Biltmore Hotel Armchairs by K.E.M. Weber

KEM Weber

Biltmore Hotel Armchairs by K.E.M. Weber

Are sought after objects.

The one from the photo was sold at Sotheby’s for $ 6,250 on March 6, 2014

“Arizona Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona,” The Architectural Record, July 1929, p. 37 (showing the chair model in one of the hotel’s five-room suites)

screenshot-www sothebys com 2015-04-07 11-03-49

Earlier, in 2009 Sotheby’s tried to auction a red one to no avail. On 1stdibs there is a red one for sale.

KEM Weber Biltmore Chair White

Modernism Gallery calls the white high back a streamline chair, but that seems wrong.

KEM Weber Biltmore Settee
The Treadway Toomey auction partnership had a settee on sale in 2013 where it was sold for $5,937.50.

Rietveld Chair by Ron Arad

Rietveld Chair by Ron Arad

Rietveld Chair by Ron Arad

Didn’t notice this chair before I saw it being sold at Sotheby’s New York | 06 March 2013.
Peculiar, a Rietveld interpretation by Ron Arad.

266
PROPERTY OF A LADY
Ron Arad
“RIETVELD” CHAIR
Estimate: 80,000 – 120,000 USD
LOT SOLD. 194,500 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium)
designed 1990-1992
produced circa 1996
number 6 from an edition of 20 and 5 artist’s proofs
incised Ron Arad 6/20
patinated steel
28 1/4 x 56 1/2 x 18 1/4 in. (71.8 x 143.5 x 46.5 cm)
produced by Ron Arad Studio, Italy

via Sotheby’s

Model 720 by Josef Hoffmann at Sotheby’s

Model 720 by Josef Hoffmann at Sotheby's

Model 720 by Josef Hoffmann at Sotheby’s

76
Josef Hoffmann
THREE-PIECE SALON SUITE, MODEL NO. 720
Estimate: 20,000 – 30,000 USD
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium)
comprising settee and two armchairs
each with firm’s label
stained bentwood, brass and fabric upholstery
settee: 26 3/4 x 65 1/4 x 21 1/2 in. (67.9 x 165.7 x 54.6 cm)
armchair: 27 7/8 x 22 x 22 1/4 in. (70.8 x 55.9 x 56.5 cm)
circa 1905
manufactured by Jacob and Josef Kohn, Vienna

via Sotheby’s

Tubular Armchair by Sybold van Ravesteyn

Tubular Armchair by Sybold van Ravesteyn

Tubular Armchair by Sybold van Ravesteyn

Similar design as his 1937 Yacht Chair we featured exactly one year ago.

A rare tubular steel armchair for the Tiel Insurance Company Office, Utrecht 1936
Architect and interior designer Sybold van Ravesteyn (1889-1983), who started his career as a civil engineer, in the 1920’s became acquainted with and influenced by Gerrit Rietveld and other De Stijl members, which is reflected in his work of this period. In the 1930’s, Van Ravesteyn gradually freed himself from the functionalist dogmas to work in a more frivolous idiom, derived from the baroque and Louis XV-style

Sold at Sotheby’s Amsterdam:

Estimated value: 6000-8000 EUR

Reached Price : 8880 EUR

Auction: 20th Century Decorative Arts and Design

Sales date: 2002-11-18 Location: Amsterdam

Lot number: 268

Via Architonic.