Lemon wood with inlaid ebony. Carved details.
Designed and made between 1900-1905. This desk was a special commission for Dr. Hugo Halberstadt, who was a collector of Japanese objects.
Applying his skills to all aspects of the applied arts, Rohde became one of Georg Jensen's most famous silver designers.
Commissioned by Dr. Hugo Halberstadt
Mirjam Gelger - Jorgensen and Kirsten Lading Bidsted, et al., 'Herculanum paa sjaelland; Klassicisme og nyantik i dansk mobiltradition', Copenhagen, 1988, p. 263 fig 267 for a similar example
Gertrud Oelsener and Gertrud Hvidberg-Hansen: Johan Rohde 1856 - 1935. 'ARS UNA: solo, mobler, bogkunst, maleri', Odesen, 2006, illustrated p. 116 fig. 45