E. Kold Christensen Poul Kjaerholm Christensen, E. Kold 1957 14x15cm Danish
Extremely rare loose leaf catalogue of Poul Kjaerholm furniture manufactured
by E. Kold Christensen contained in a specially designed box. These sets were
apparently given to retailers to give the cards to potential customers.
Comes with material samples on one square, a title card and a price list and
44 photographic card of Kjaerholm furniture photographed by Keld
Helmer-Petersen (quite a few duplicates, see below).
The following design number are included in the box. Number 1 and Number 41
chair and table together 3 identical cards, No1 chair two different images 3
copies of each; No11 chair 3 images 3 copies of one of the images; 1 fold out
of chair No 11 and table No 51; Chair Number 22 3 different images three copies
of two of the images (cane and leather versions); Chair number 22 and table 61,
one copy; table No 51, 2 different images, three of one. Table No 61 3 images,
three of two; table No71, 2 images three of one; sofa No80, 2 images three of
one; candelabrum No 101 one image three copies of.
According to Sheridan (The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm catalogue Raisonne,
2007, p 219) this catalogue dates from 1961 but if you look at the
illustrations on the same page the same box with a sample card is illustrated.
Possibly Sheridan has them dated the wrong way round and this is the catalogue
that was produced from 1957 (see image). All the designs in this set were
designed prior to 1958 and this set includes all those designs including
variant numbers as far as I am aware.
Condition: Outer box has is rubbed and discoloured in places and has a small
tear on one of the edges. The inner box has a tear along the bottom seam as can
be seen in the images. The material sample is creased. Some cards have slight
edge wear but most look like they have been in the box the last 60 years.
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