Collection Online
Beech (Fagus sp.), gilt-metal, wool, (other materials)
83.8 × 60.2 × 61.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Ørholm, Denmark
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1955
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Armchair, black stained wood, green upholstery, crew and slot joints enabling packaging for export.
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.