25th Jan, 2023 11:00 EST

The Personal Collection of Vladimir Kagan

 
  Lot 39
 

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Vladimir Kagan (American, 1927-2016)
Two Walnut Headboards, Kagan Designs, Inc. and Vladimir Kagan Designs, Inc., USA, circa 1948 and 1950s

Walnut veneer, brass, stainless steel, painted wood
Both designed for wall mounting, the Kagan family veneered headboard with lamps sized for a king mattress, the veneered and enameled headboard for a queen size mattress
Both unmarked

H: 32, W: 80, D: 3 in. (headboard, not including lamps); H: 32, W: 69 5/8, D: 3 3/4 in.

Provenance

Property from the Personal Collection of Vladimir Kagan
Sollo : Rago, Lambertville, New Jersey, "A 20th Century Modern Weekend," October 23-24, 2004, Lot 377 (enameled headboard only)

Sold for $1,764
Estimated at $1,200 - $1,800


 

Walnut veneer, brass, stainless steel, painted wood
Both designed for wall mounting, the Kagan family veneered headboard with lamps sized for a king mattress, the veneered and enameled headboard for a queen size mattress
Both unmarked

Provenance

Property from the Personal Collection of Vladimir Kagan
Sollo : Rago, Lambertville, New Jersey, "A 20th Century Modern Weekend," October 23-24, 2004, Lot 377 (enameled headboard only)

Note

The headboard with lamps was originally installed in the main bedroom of Vladimir Kagan and Erica Wilson's Park Avenue apartment. The second headboard, of European walnut veneer and ivory enamel paint, was Kagan's first headboard design, and the present lot was a sample executed in 1948.

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