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Beech (Fagus sp.), gilt-metal, wool, (other materials)
83.8 × 60.2 × 61.4 cm
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1955
Gallery location
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor
Level 2, NGV International
Count Sigvard Bernadotte of Wisborg was the second son of King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden. He was originally known as Prince Sigvard, Duke of Uppland, but lost his royal title in 1934 when he chose to marry a commoner. He became a well-known industrial designer, working for a number of Danish firms including Georg Jensen, for whom he designed many classic tablewares. The Jensen cutlery service on display in the exhibition was designed by Bernadotte and was named after him.
—text from Nordic Cool (Feb 2015)