Schule Hoffmann Messner Pacher


consisting of: 1 book shelf, a pair of mirrored bookcases, 1 glass-fronted cabinet, 1 bookcase with four doors

designed by: Franz Messner, Vienna, 1903

executed by: Clemens Pacher, cabinetmaker, Vienna, 1903

solid mahogany and veneer, original brass fittings, original cut and facetted glass, surface professionally repolished, some restorations to the veneer, very good condition

BOOK SHELF, 4 glass-panelled doors, H 180 cm, W 159 cm, D 40 cm

MIRRORED BOOKCASES, each with 3 doors with 3 glass panels, 1 wood-panelled door, 2 drawers, each H 180.5 cm, W 125 (50/75) cm, D 39/49 cm

GLASS-FRONTED CABINET, 1 door with 3 glass panels, 2 drawers, H 180.5 cm, W 50 cm, D 39 cm

BOOKCASE, 4 doors with wooden panels, H 180.5 cm, W 100 cm, D 39.5 cm

The individual library cabinets can be combined as desired.

Furnishings and objets d’art of an astounding modernity for the time were made for the exhibition put on by the “Wiener Kunst im Hause” (Viennese Art in the Home) Association with the motto “simple furniture”. Many of these are exemplary even today. Teachers and students influenced and stimulated each other to a very high degree.

provenance: private collection, Vienna; book shelf: estate of Jaro Nettel-Melnitzky, Vienna, subsequently private collection, Vienna


ref.: Dekorative Kunst, vol. 10, 1904, comp. ill. p. 178