Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

Modern + Contemporary Art & Design, Fall 2021

Sat, Nov 6, 2021 12:00PM EDT
Lot 22

"Papa Bear" Lounge Chair, After Hans Wegner

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Hans Wegner, after; PP Mobler
Marking(s); notes: Sold by Brayton International brand
Country of origin; materials: Denmark; wood, upholstery
Dimensions (H, W, D): 39.5"h, 35"w, 30"d; 17.5" seat height
Additional Information: Chair is a newer production model using Hans Wegner's traditional upholstery materials. Per records provided by PP Mobler, "AP Stolen produced the "Papa Bear" chair (model AP19) until the mid 1970s. Remaining frames were handed over to Johannes Hansen who never ran a full production of the frame and the upholstery. The chairs were out of production until 2003 when we asked Wegner if we could put them back in production to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Today we have the production rights from the Wegner family, and we established our own upholstery workshop where we still build up the Papa Bear (model PP19) using old traditional upholstery materials.

Fall 2021 Auction Series
Saturday, November 6th: Modern + Contemporary Art & Design (Session I)
Saturday, November 6th: Editions & Photography (Session II)
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very good, some nicks and scratches to legs, wear consistent with age and light use

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