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Dining table: M.5-1979

Object information


Poelzig, Hans (Designer)


Oval dining table veneered in various woods with parquetry details.
Part of a suite with M.6-1979, M.7-1979, M.8-1979, M.9-1979, M.10-1979, M.11-1979, M.12-1979, and M.13-1979.


History note: Made for the parents of Peter Brieger in Breslau

Legal notes

Given by Professor and Mrs. P. H. Brieger and family

Measurements and weight

Height: 78.5 cm
Length: 199 cm
Width: 114.5 cm

Relative size of this object

2 m78.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Breslau ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1979) by Brieger, Peter H., Prof Brieger, Barbara, Mrs


Early 20th century
Production date: circa AD 1912


Designed for the home of Professor P. H. Brieger's parents in Breslau.

Hans Poelzig was appointed Professor of Architecture in the School of Arts and Crafts at Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) in 1900, and was its Director from 1903 to 1916. He was an influential member of The Deutscher Werkbund, an association of architects, designers and industrialists formed in 1907 to promote high standards of design and craftsmanship in the applied arts. His workshop-based teaching methods, an important influence on Walter Gropius at the Bauhaus, linked the principles of the English Arts and Crafts Movement with the nascent Modern Movement that emerged in Germany after the First World War.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1979
Primary reference Number: 98268
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 1 June 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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