Small Danish Walnut and Teak Commode attributed to A.J. Iversen

Small Danish Walnut and Teak Commode attributed to A.J. Iversen

DENMARK
1940s
Walnut, teak, stained beech, brass
25 ¼” high x 38” wide x 16 ½” deep

A.J. Iversen was one of the few cabinetmakers who both designed and manufactured his own furniture. He also had long and fruitful collaborations with designers such as Ole Wanscher, Viggo Boesen, Fleming and Mogens Lassen. He regularly exhibited in the Danish Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibitions in Copenhagen, where he was a figure who bridged the gap between the traditional Danish cabinetmakers and the younger Functionalists.

This lovely case piece is from our favorite period in Nordic design–the years between the World Wars–because while it is clearly Modern, it still echoes the English cabinetry that served as an important source of inspiration, and it is fabricated with exceptional quality.

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