Mahogany. Carved details. Linen upholstery.
Johanne Bissen (1862-1930, m. Benzon), son of sculptor Vilhelm Bissen (1836-1913) received the armchairs from his father. Vilhelm Bissen in turn had received them as a gift from his father, the sculptor HW Bissen (1798-1868). H. W. and V. Bissen were both, in different periods, professors and directors of the Academy of Art in Copenhagen residents Materialgaarden, HW 1840-1853, and V. Bissen.
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen, Herculanum paa Sjælland, Copenhagen, 1988, p. 167
Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen, Guldalderdrømmen, Copenhagen, 2003, p. 296
Produced by Rud Rasmussen.
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Seat height 41cm/16.1"
Arm height 65cm/25.6"