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Oak Bookcase Cabinet | Børge Mogensen for Karl Andersson & Söner

ITEM #: 904VPK13Z

Price:  $4,900.00

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OAK BOOKCASE CABINET BY BØRGE MOGENSEN FOR KARL ANDERSSON & SÖNER
Sweden circa 1960s; original label inside bookcase
Item # 904VPK13Z 


An incredibly striking bookcase cabinet from the third quarter of the 20th century, the form is a well documented design by Børge Mogensen with his iconic sculpted oak pulls set in tapered wells. Crafted with a rich and beautifully patinated oak both in solid woods and veneers, it is bleached to a delightful golden blonde surface appearance throughout.

Unlike many mid century counterparts, the works designed by Børge Mogensen and executed by the firm of Karl Andersson & Söner showed traditional attention to detail in all elements, using solid wood core beneath the veneers, employing full dovetailing of the drawers, utilizing tenon-mortise joinery in the bookcase doors and designing the traditional drawer supports that utilize grooves in the wood instead of metal hardware to allow the drawers to smoothly move in the case. The result is a form that lasts the test of time and looks nearly new despite more than half a century of use.

Attention to detail in the engineering is no less admirable with patinated steel supports set at angles between the oak legs and the underside of the case, negating the need for stretchers while still maintaining full angular support.

The upper bookcase retains an original label for Karl Andersson & Söner.

Measurements: 33" H x 53" W x 14 1/4" D [upper]; 33" H x 53" W x 21 1/2" D [lower]; total height 66"

Condition Report:
Good original condition with a nicely patinated early surface; small veneer losses, including the bottom edge of one drawer and chipping at corners/edges. Minor scuffs, scratches and blemishes as expected.

Note: while there is a color difference between the legs and the case in the upper and lower, the color profile is accentuated and incorrect due to poor lighting in the photography. Contact us if you would like "in situ" images or video with normal lighting.