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Cabinet on Stand (2030)

Cabinet on Stand (2030)

c. 1948
(Swedish, born Austria, 1885–1967)
(Swedish, est. 1924)
Overall: 125 x 69 x 37 cm (49 3/16 x 27 3/16 x 14 9/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

As a modern adaptation of an earlier form, this cabinet typifies the principles of Swedish Modern design.


Mid-20th-century designers of household furnishings looked both to the past for inspiration and the present for practicality. In Sweden, designer Josef Frank modeled his cabinet on stand after earlier Renaissance cabinets lifted high on elaborately carved bases. Frank made the form as simple as possible in order to feature the beauty of the wood itself and the whimsy of his assymetrically placed drawers.
  • 1998
    (Bukowski’s, Stockholm, October 1998, Lot 1234, sold to Private Owner)
    Private Collection
    (Christie's, New York, NY, December 13, 2019, Lot 156, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Zahle, Erik. A Treasury of Scandinavian Design; [the Standard Authority on Scandinavian-Designed Furniture, Textiles, Glass, Ceramics, and Metal]. New York: Golden Press, 1963. p. 90, fig 32
  • {{cite web|title=Cabinet on Stand (2030)|url=false|author=Josef Frank, Svenskt Tenn|year=c. 1948|access-date=02 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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