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January Day 2: Postwar & Contemporary Art

Wed, Jan 25, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 645

Hans Wegner AP Stolen Papa Bear Chair & Ottoman

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000

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Hans Wegner (Danish, 1914-2007) for A.P. Stolen, Denmark. Model AP19 "Papa Bear" chair and model AP29 ottoman, designed in 1951.

This stunning early 1960s teak chair and ottoman have been reupholstered in a red-orange fabric using original stitched lines and reinforced in recent years. The chair contains a "Furnituremakers Danish Control" mark along the bottom. The seat cushion on the chair is removable and can be used with either side facing up. The chair comes complete with a double ended cushion to add as a head and/or lower back support. The cushions are tethered to one another and hang over the back of the chair. The ottoman is perfect as a casual bench or stool and is made from solid shaped teak.

The name "Papa Bear" was first coined by a journalist who felt as though they were being hugged by the chair and that it had paws where their hands were resting, so they described the chair as the "Papa Bear Chair." Anker Petersen, the director of AP Mobler, liked the name and dubbed the new chair as such. The chair was designed with angled and tapered legs, with the back legs extending through the frame upward to the armrests to provide structural support.

Chair; height: 38 1/2 in x width: 31 1/2 in x depth: 30 in. Ottoman; height: 16 x width: 27 3/4 in x depth: 16 in.


Both chair and ottoman are in good vintage condition and are very solid and strong. There are a few scratches along the teak armrests from age and use. The undertip of one wood arm end is shortened. The ottoman has one small slit in the fabric that has been repaired. Two of the ottoman legs have been reinforced with metal plates. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email with any condition questions.

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