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Mid-century Danish Buffet and Floating Hutch

Mid-century Danish Buffet and Floating Hutch


A mid-century teak veneer buffet with a floating hutch, by HP Hansen of Denmark, offered by Snowdrift Antiques.


This is a teak buffet with a floating hutch designed by Hans Peter Hansen for H.P. Hansen Møbelindustri of Denmark, in the 1960's. Born in Copenhagen in 1914, Hansen studied carpentry at the Copenhagen School of Crafts before working as a joiner. He then studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where he developed his modernist design style. In 1944, Hansen founded his own furniture company, with his wife, Grethe. The company quickly became known for its innovative and functional designs, which won several prestigious awards. Hansen died in 1968, but his legacy in the world of Danish design continues to be celebrated today.


This beautiful piece is rich with mid-century style, indicative of its Randers, Denmark origin. It bears the HP Hansen silver sticker in the top drawer. This piece is one of several buffet/hutch configurations you will see from Hansen.  Inside its base, under the bottom drawer is a mark that indicates it is Model 4.


It features 5 dovetailed drawers on the right end.  Two sliding doors cover separated storage spaces, each with an adjustable shelf. Two braces sit on top and support a floating hutch. The hutch has an adjustable shelf on each side. The shelves can also be arranged to be on the same side. Sliding glass doors keep the contents safe. The backs of both pieces are finished with beautifully grained teak, allowing the piece to sit in the middle of a room and be admired from all sides if desired. Underneath are stretcher bars and tapered legs.


This is a large and substantial piece. The base measures 71 inches wide by 19 ¾ deep by 33 ½ inches high.  The floating hutch on top with braces adds 24 ½ inches for a total height of about 57 ½ inches. The hutch measures 70 ¾ wide by about 11 ½ deep.


This piece is in excellent vintage condition. It has much less than age appropriate wear with no serious marks or blemishes. I have oiled it lightly to relieve it from decades of a dry Colorado climate. The teak glows and shows it beautiful grain.


This is a beautifully done Danish piece that will be a wonderful addition to any mid-century dining space.



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