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Typified by Above: Drop-leaf sewing stand by Harvey Ellis. Its maple-veneered softwood has inlaid copper and fruitwood Jugendstil-style motifs to the leaves and drawers, and circular wooden pulls. 5cm (18in) wide £4,500–5,000 CR CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES Gustav Stickley and other Period makers used elements of construction as part of the design. The most common device is a “pin”, or a flush, embedded dowel holding a joint together. Corbels (arched pieces of wood) are often found beneath a flat arm and the top of a leg upright.
The seat and buttoned back are in dark brown leather. 1901 99cm (39in) high £5,000–6,000 DOR Painted softwood cupboard with shelves behind glazed double doors. Below are two drawers and a double-door cupboard. Painted in white, with brass hardware. From Koloman Moser’s flat in Vienna. 1902 Display cabinet by the School of Koloman Moser. The four stained hardwood legs are cylindrical with inlaid geometric motifs. The door, side panels, and centre shelves are glass. 5cm (84in) high 183cm (72in) high £20,000–25,000 DOR Rich materials, such as motherof-pearl, brass, aluminium, copper, and gilded metals, frequently embellish armchairs, tables, cabinets, and writing desks, as do inlays of precious timbers such as satinwood.
Above: Beech armchair by Marcel Kammerer, produced by Thonet, Vienna. The frame is stained mahogany in colour and upholstered with a greeny-brown leather cover, fixed with copper rivets. Original punch stamp. 1910. 5cm (32in) high £800–1,000 DOR The curves of the sinuous beechwood frame were formed with steam and evenly applied pressure Bentwood hallstand probably in beech, recently restained. It has a central bevelled mirror glass, flanked by numerous coat hooks, and an umbrella stand. With new “hammer-textured” metal tray.