Gerrit Th. Rietveld, Sideboard r54

Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964)

Metz&Co Sideboard r54, 1936
Amsterdam, 1941

White laquered Beech wood and Plywood, metal and wire glass.
Hight : 93 cm.
Width: 200 cm.
Dept  : 51.5 cm.

In commission of the avant-garde department store Metz & Co in Amsterdam, Rietveld designed a small sideboard in 1932 consisting of wire glass sliding doors on a chromed steel base that could be combined with a separate drawer unit.  With this design as a starting point he created sideboard r54 in 1936 which is a combination of the small sideboard and the drawer unit in one piece. The first owners bought this sideboard in 1941.

Exhibited: Bas van Pelt, The Hague, 1960

Mr and Mrs Montagne-Van Lommel, Rotterdam 1941
Mrs. H.H. Van Domisse-Van Lommel, 1947 the Hague
Mrs. Foss-Montagne 1991
Sotheby’s Amsterdam 1995
Private collector Amsterdam







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