Ede Toroczkai Wigand
Ebonized oak, wrought iron, bone handles
Made by Jozsef Mocsay
h. 160 cm - w. 134,5 cm - d. 49,5 cm
MARKS : 'J. Mocsay' stamped on one door
PROVENANCE : Originally designed for the 'smoking room' at the 1907 Spring Exhibition of the Association of Applied Arts in Budapest - The cabinet appeared many years later in a private collection in Normandy, where it was acquired by a British dealer in Oxfordshire.
SIMILAR PIECES : Very few pieces designed by Wigand are known to have survived. Among them is a set composed of a table and two armchairs acquired in 2012 by the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
LITERATURE : Jeremy Howard, 'Art Nouveau - International and National Styles in Europe', 1996, page 113, plate 47.