International Decorative Art

Elling Sideboard

Elling Sideboard

Design Date 1919

Designer Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964, Dutch)

Manufacturer Gerard van de Groenekan, de Bilt, Netherlands

Media painted beech wood

Dimensions 41 x 78 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches

The original oak sideboard of this design was purchased by architect Piet Elling. Unfortunately it was destroyed in a fire. This particular sideboard is painted beech wood and is the second reproduction to be completed in the 1960s by Rietveld’s furniture builder, Gerard van de Groenekan. The first reproduction is in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The piece is more traditionally functional than some of Rietveld’s other furniture, but its angularity and weightlessness represent the De Stijl movement for which Rietveld is known.

ON VIEW in Bauhaus Gallery 5

Markings Signed in pencil, "G. van d. Groenekan" and branded "H.G.M.G.A.v.d.Groenekan, De Bilt Nederland"

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2015.0815