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Cupboard
  • TitleCupboard
  • Technique/ MaterialOak, veneer of rosewood, ash, birch
  • DimensionsDimensions: (l) 65 cm
    Dimensions: (l) 131 cm
    Dimensions: (h x b) 173 x 34 cm
  • DatingMade 1925
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Carl Hörvik, Swedish, born 1882, dead 1954
    Manufacturer: Nordiska Kompaniets verkstäder, Nyköping, Sweden
  • CategoryApplied art and design, Furniture, Storage and display furniture
  • ClassificationMöbel, Skåp
  • Geographical originNyköping, Sweden
  • Inventory No.NMK 91/2015
  • AcquisitionGift 2015 Ernst and Carl Hirsch through the Friends of the Nationalmuseum, and the Friends of the Na
  • Collection Nytt i samlingarna
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    This furniture was shown in the Swedish pavilion at the 1925 World’s Fair in Paris. Tutankhamun’s tomb had been discovered in 1922, its treasures fascinating an entire world. The plain and unaffected character of ancient Egyptian art appealed to modern architects and industrial designers striving to simplify design. The items here have simple forms and smooth surfaces, but were executed by very skilled craftsmen using the finest materials.