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1944

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1976

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Chinese Chair, 1944

This is a chair. It was designed by Hans J. Wegner and manufactured by Fritz Hansen Inc., Denmark. It is dated 1944 and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is stained cherry wood, leather. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by The Danish Government. It is credited Gift of the Danish Government.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 82 × 56.2 × 55 cm (32 5/16 × 22 1/8 × 21 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Chinese Chair, 1944; Designed by Hans J. Wegner (Danish, 1914–2007); Denmark; stained cherry wood, leather; H x W x D: 82 × 56.2 × 55 cm (32 5/16 × 22 1/8 × 21 5/8 in.); Gift of the Danish Government; 1976-117-1-a,b

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