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This beautifully grained rosewood sideboard from Danish furniture maker OMANN JUN dates from the early to mid 1960's.  The cabinet is in excellent vintage condition excepting that it was adapted by a previous owner for use as a media center—to wit, a portion of the plywood back was removed to accommodate electrical components [see photo].  (The back could be matched and replaced if this is an issue, but we have chosen to leave it in "as found" condition as some may appreciate the modification.)  The back is unfinished.

OMANN JUN Danish furniture manufacturing company OMANN JUN MØBELFABRIK was founded by Andreas Omann in 1933.  The family-run business initially focused on the production of bedroom furniture; later, through the 50's, ’60s, and ’70s, it expanded into dining-room furniture, desks, and shelving systems, all made in high-quality woods, such as teak, oak, and rosewood.  Members of the Omann family developed the designs in house, and products were exported worldwide.  (Note Gunni Omann is often attributed as a designer, but he was strictly involved in sales.)

Among collectors, the beautifully constructed sideboards remain OMANN JUN's most sought after pieces.  They feature many of the hallmarks of Scandinavian modernist design, such as beautifully grained surfaces, tapered legs, sliding doors, and beveled edges.  The Models No. 18 (1961) and No. 21 (1965) are exemplars of this style.

OMANN JUN was taken over by Bjarne Omann in 1979, when he inherited the company from his father.  During his time as the head of the company, it produced exclusive furnishings for professional offices.  In 2005, Ulrich Omann took leadership from his father, and today the company concentrates on the production of office furniture, including many classics from the mid-century era.  OMANN JUN remains operational today.

Production Period – 1960-1969

Country of Origin – DENMARK


Attribution – WELL-KNOWN

Materials – ROSEWOOD

Condition – VERY GOOD (no defects; may show slight traces of use)

Height (in.) – 43.0

Width (in.) – 78.5

Depth (in.) – 16.5

Quantity Available – 1