Dining room cabinet

Furniture Collection

Accession Nr.: 7149
Toroczkai Wigand, Ede (1869 - 1945) / designer
Mocsay (Mócsai), József (1871 - 1925 után) / cabinet maker
Place of production: Budapest
Inscription: nincs
Materials: cedarwood inlay; palisander (rosewood) inlay; palisander (rosewood) veneer; pinewood base; silver plated copper mounts
height: 169 cm
width: 168,5 cm
depth: 59,5 cm
The prismatic, two-part sideboard with rounded edges stands on a low base covered by silvered metal plate. The middle of the lower part contains an open shelf on the bottom above that there are two single-shelf cupboards made of six-part wood-framed etched glass. Over them there are two drawers the size of the doors, with silvered handles. The sides of the lower parts of the dining room sideboard are made up of two wardrobes with rounded-edge doors and two shelves inside. In the interior two openable compartments can be found within metal frames. The background between them is covered by a mirror. The inside of the upper wardrobe is lit up by glass lamp globes.
Ede Toroczkai Wigand was a significant architect and applied artist at the beginning of the twentieth century a member of the Gödöllő artist colony, who gained considerable international acclaim with his furniture. Renowned international magazines regularly reported on his works in particular his “board furniture” plans, inspired by folk furniture gained success. His works designed for bourgeois interiors, influenced by Vienna Secession and English furniture art stood out with their clean constructions and sophisticated ornaments. A fine example of the latter is the dining room sideboard of the exhibition a high quality masterpiece with exceptional structural solutions and material use.


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