Lot 162

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Poul Cadovious Teak 'Royal System' Modular Wall Shelving Unit
For CADO, Design Introduced 1948
Composed of: two 77-1/2 inch end rails, three 58-1/2 inch rails, one each of modified 37-inch and 21-3/8 inch rails, a three-drawer cabinet and a sliding glass-door cabinet with glass shelf, two fall-front parquet-door cabinets, with an additional horizontal shelf. Back of tops of cabinets and several shorter rails with impressed MADE IN DENMARK; otherwise, no visible maker's marks or labels.

  • Notes:
    Poul Cadovious (1911 - 2011), originally trained as an upholster, quickly became interested in design and opened his own independent furniture company; involved in a myriad of projects, including managing a boatyard, he would develop over 400 patents throughout his long career. At the time, one complaint of traditional furniture was that it occupied a majority of a normal person's usable floor-space; through the creation of 'floating' shelving systems, Cadovius circumvented this storage-versus-space problem. Understandably, this design would win a gold medal at the 1950 Finland Furniture Fair and a silver medal at the 1957 XI Triennale di Milano and would remain popular through time until the present, where it has been reproduced by dk3 since 2010.
  • Dimensions:
  • Height of larger fall-front (pegboard back): 20-1/4 in (51.4 cm);
    Width: 31-1/2 in (80 cm); Depth: 15 in ( 38.1 cm);
    Height of smaller fall-front (Masonite back): 16-3/4 in (42.5 cm);
    Width: 31-1/2 in (42.5 cm); Depth 14-3/4 in (37.5 cm)
  • Condition:
  • A few scattered minor indentations, notches, and lesser chipped losses, particularly to back edges, especially of masonite backing; uneven handling wear with associated variations in finish, pigmentation; age-appropriate handling wear with associated scratching and abrasion commensurate with use.

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December 8, 2023 10:00 AM EST
Rockville, MD, US


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$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
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$5,000 $9,999 $500
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