The Cabinet Maker

Mar 01 - Jul 15

From March-July 2013, Jacksons is pleased to announce The Cabinet Maker, an exhibition that takes a unique approach to the history of the cabinetmaking tradition in both Denmark and Sweden, and traces the formidable relationships that bonded cabinetmaker and architect during the height of the twentieth century.

Under Klint's leadership at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in partnership with the Danish Cabinet Makers' Guild, annual exhibitions were initiated in 1927 that fostered new relationships between architects and cabinetmakers, creating a number of lasting partnerships--most notably Kaare Klint and Rud. Rasmussen, Ole Wanscher and A.J. Iversen, Hans J. Wegner and Johannes Hansen, and Finn Juhl and Niels Vodder. The exhibition focuses on these very cabinet makers who contributed an unparalleled knowledge of craft and quality to the work, yet are oftentimes overshadowed by their collaborators.

Exhibition View
No. 7818, Pair of Hjalmar Jackson Chairs, 1934. Cabinet Maker: Hjalmar Jackson. Attributed to Oscar Nilsson. Carved and sculpted pear wood. Original brown leather.
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No. 5777, "Princess" Desk, 1950's. Cabinet Maker: AJ Iversen. Designer: Jacob Kjaer. Rio Palisander, three drawers with brass handles. Top section with tambour doors, interior of birds eye maple, adjustable shelves. Brass handles. This model was given to the Princess of Denmark on her eighteenth birthday.
No. 7758, Small Malmsten Bureau, 1920's. Cabinet Maker: Hjalmar Jackson. Designer: Carl Malmsten. Birch side, back and top. Carved feet. Front of rosewood with inlays of different woods, crossbanding. Silvered bronze handles.
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No. 7972, Fritz Henningsen Wingback Chair and Footstool, 1940. Natural leather and oak legs, original buttons. Rare example with footstool. Henningsen had been both a cabinet maker and retailer.
No. 5103, Peder Moos Rosewood Table, 1943. Rosewood with inlay. Round tapered legs. Signed Peder Moos 1943. This table has an interesting strength inlay construction made by Moos himself, underneath, to stabilize a crack due to the nature of the wood.
No. 8003, Music Stand, 1965. Designer: James Krenow. Untreated pear wood, double music stand, two drawers, on tall legs. Incised signature underneath JK.
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No. 5741, Klint Desk chair, 1940. Cabinet Maker: Rud Rasmussen. Designer: Kaare Klint. Cuban mahogany. Original Nigerian goat leather, which has acquired beautiful color and patina over the years. Brass nails. Inspired by English cabinetmaking. Cabinetmakers Rud Rasmussen label.
No. 4354, 1930's Bar. Designer: David Blomberg. Original black lacquered doors with inlays of different woods (i.e. teak) and brass. Red lacquered interior, metal details and light. Pull out serving shelf and two drawers. Nickel brass and birch shelves inside.
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