Ebony macassar and parcel-gilt table by Axel Einar Hjorth for Nordiska Kompaniet, circa 1928. Manufactures metal tag NK. R 34328 - C 26201 Top of ebony macassar, supported by three carved parcel gilt palm shaped legs with black lacquer to the inside, macassar base with black lacquered feet. Table from the Louis collection. AE Hjorth displayed pieces from the Louis and Ceasar collections at the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.
Axel Einar Hjorth (1888-1959) Hjorth introduced Swedish decorative arts to America, exhibiting his works together with Carl Hörvik and Carl Malmsten at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, 1927. Between 1926-1938, Hjorth worked as chief designer and architect for the Nordiska Kompaniet.”