A Hoffmann Sitzmachine at Christie’s NYC


On June 13, 2008 on auction. A Hoffmann Sitzmachine, one of my favorites:

The Lotfinder sez:

JOSEF HOFFMANN (1870-1956)
‘Sitzmaschine’ A Stained Beech and Bentwood Adjustable Armchair, designed circa 1908
model no. 670, with hinged adjustable back, manufactured by Jacob & Josef Kohn
approximately 40½ in. (103 cm.) high
Lot Notes

cf. D. Ostergard, Bent Wood and Metal Furniture: 1850-1946, New York, 1987, p. 258 for an illustration of this chair model.
C. and P. Feill, 1000 Chairs, Cologne, 1997, p. 129 for another illustration of this model.

Estimated at $12,000 – $18,000 Realized $23,750.

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