Lot 80
Special Sale: Design Auction april 2018
Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964)

Designed in 1932-1933, executed by Gerard van de Groenekan (1904-1994) in 1939, The Netherlands.

A white painted ‘Moolenbeek’ Zig-zag chair, with armrests and holes in the back.

The inside of the pierced holes in the back painted black, the underside later branded: H.G.M. / G.A. v.d. GROENEKAN / DE BILT NEDERLAND.

The present owner was befriended with G. van de Groenekan and worked in his studio in The Bilt. He assisted him with the execution of some of the Rietveld furniture and he bought the Moolenbeek chair from G. van de Groenekan.

Provenance: Coen Moolenbeek (contractor of the Rietveld-Schröderhuis in Utrecht) probably until 1942; Gerard van de Groenekan until 1979; Private Collection, The Netherlands.

A comparable chair with short armrests dating from 1938 is now in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, objectnr KNB 147(1-3), and in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, inv. no. BK-2015-1-1. A design drawing comparable to the chair on offer is in the Centraal Museum Utrecht, inventory number 485 A 005.

Extensive documentation and a condition report by Jurjen Creman available.

80x55x60 cm.

Comparable literature: Daniele Baroni, "The Furniture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld", Woodbury, NY, 1977, p. 133; Gerrit Rietveld: A Centenary Exhibition, Craftsman and Visionary, exh. cat., Barry Friedman Gallery, New York, 1988, p. 53; Marijke Küper and Ida van Zijl, "Gerrit Th. Rietveld: The Complete Works", Utrecht, 1992, p. 146; Peter Vöge, "The Complete Rietveld Furniture", Rotterdam, 1993, p. 85, cat. no. 126 for a drawing, p. 123, cat. no. 237 for an example of the model; Luca Dosi Delfini, "The Furniture Collection, Stedelijk Museum", Amsterdam, 2004, p. 316.

Voor deze kunstenaar is volgrecht van toepassing.

€ 25.000,00
€ 30.000,00