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Desk and armchair

Art Nouveau ~ Lady's writing desk with 'disappearing chair'. Koloman Moser (1868-1918) designed numerous chairs and desks of this kind. This particular example was part of a commission to design two rooms for the apartment of Dr Hölzl, a prominent doctor in Vienna, Austria. The straight lines, flat surfaces and stylized ornament are all typical of Moser's work.

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Smoking table

Josef Hoffmann, Smoking table, 1910. White enamelled zinc (re-finished), with a light grey-blue top.

Art Nouveau Entrance hall from late 1800s depicting a green floral decorative design both on walls and ceiling. Bold stain glass also featuring a floral theme sits arched over the doorway reflecting hanging vines. The timber work framing the doorway representing the trunks of the vines leading to the foliage above. All imagery reflecting on nature which was a common style element of the time.

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Arthur Elrod

The living room of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Klein’s Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills, residence. The room features a walnut paneled wall, custom tufted curved sofa, coffee table of picked cork and a large travertine fireplace. Interior design by Arthur Elrod. (Spring 1963) George R. Szanik, Leeland Lee, Fritz Taggari

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Learning to Dwell: Adolf Loos in the Czech Lands

American Bar. Vienna / Adolf Loos / Austria 1908.