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THE KAPLAN COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

SCHULIM KRIMPER
1893-1971

Desk (circa 1955)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000

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THE KAPLAN COLLECTION, MELBOURNE

SCHULIM KRIMPER

1893-1971
Desk (circa 1955)

Black Bean
the shaped rectangular glass top above a stylised linear frame and dual brass-capped supports united by a removable slatted shelf, above a single pedestal pivoting on a copper cylinder, with four drawers to one side and an opposing single open shelf, the top and sides with reeded panels, signed in script to the top of the front edge of the second drawer 'S. Krimper'
190 cm long, 75.5 cm high, 76 cm deep

  • Lot Sold $70,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $85,400 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Raoul and Ester Kaplan, Melbourne
Private Collection, Melbourne, by descent from the above

Exhibited

(Probably) Furniture Individually designed and built by Krimper, Australia, Rockefeller Center, New York, 25 October – 30 November 1956, no. 2

Literature

(Probably) Furniture Individually designed and built by Krimper, Australia, Rockefeller Center, New York, 25 October – 30 November 1956, p. 4, no. 2

Condition Report

Glass top: isolated light to medium surface scratches to the writing surface; isolated 'flea bight' losses to the edge in places, consistent with regular use; light abrasion to the edge of the front right corner. The colour to the Black Bean frame and pedestal is generally strong throughout, although it is slightly lighter in some places, particularly to the plinth base, drawer fronts and rear shelf. Minor dings and dents to the edges of the pedestal in places, consistent with use over time. Inscribed signature clear. Drawer linings in good order, one with a loss to the top edge of the left hand side, the second top drawer with ink stains to the interior. Slight separation to between one join between to fluted panels to the top of the pedestal. Oxidisation to the brass caps, consistent with age.

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