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Parlor Cabinet, 1901

Leopold Museum,
Bentwood, beech, plywood, glass, brass
188×65×61 cm


  • Koloman Moser

    (Vienna 1868–1918 Vienna)

  • Jacob & Josef Kohn
Currently on display at OG4
In the course of his teaching activities at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, Koloman Moser (1868–1918) further extended his network of Austrian manufacturers and producers. Among his new contacts were the bentwood furniture producers J. & J. Kohn, with whom he would cooperate until 1906. The artist began his work as a designer for the bentwood manufacturers with the 1901/02 winter exhibition shown at the Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry, designing the parlor cabinet, which captivates with its clear structure and unornamented design vocabulary, for one of the exhibition booths. The piece is a glass cabinet with two square corpora which are encased at the front and the back with a continuous bentwood frame. It features visible metal rivets on the sides as well as four brass spheres on the edges of the feet. The parlor cabinet was presented in 1902 at an arts-and-crafts exhibition in Turin together with the Armchair.

Object data

  • Design: Koloman Moser
  • Execution: Jacob & Josef Kohn
Parlor Cabinet
Bentwood, beech, plywood, glass, brass
188×65×61 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienn, Inv. 7138
Inventory access
Accession 2022
Selection of Reference works
  • Koloman Moser- Die Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Elisabeth Leopold/Stefan Kutzenberger, Wien 2018 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 18.01.2018-10.06.2018).
  • Koloman Moser 1868-1818, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold/Gerd Pichler, Wien 2007 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 25.05.2007-10.09.2007).

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Dkfm. Rudolf Schmutz, Wien (vor 1979); (1)
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.);
Dr. Elisabeth Leopold, Wien (ab 2010-2022); (2)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (2022)

  1. Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Katalog zu „Koloman Moser. 1868-1918“, Wien 1979, S. 177, Nr. 193 „Salonschrank“; Stefan Asenbaum / Julius Hummel (Hrsg.), Gebogenes Holz. Konstruktive Entwürfe, Wien 1840-1910, Wien 1979, S. 42
  2. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Kaufvereinbarung vom 10.05.2022

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