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Danish Rosewood and ceramic tile furniture pieces??

- 08 Oct 2017 -
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I have recently purchased a large storage unit and extendable dining table and chairs. I have been trying to identify them but I'm not having much success.

I have seen furniture with ceramic tiles inserted and they are signed 'Ox Art'. There is a signature on the ceramic but its not Ox Art and I cant make it out.

Can any one help me ID these pieces.


Danish Rosewood and ceramic tile furniture pieces??


- 08 Oct 2017

That looks more like... Oak or something, to me.

- 08 Oct 2017

Yes, it's definitely not rosewood and I'd second stained oak.

- 08 Oct 2017

Thanks for the comments - as you can tell I don't really have much of a clue! Any thoughts about the ceramic tiles?

- 09 Oct 2017

I would place my money on Gangsø Møbler.

- 09 Oct 2017

Yeah, it is, you can do some pretty simple searches and turn up similar pieces, with the same tiles. The chairs definitely do not go with the table or buffet.

I have mainly only seen their stuff in teak, and once in a long while Rosewood. It seems that they were pretty late in the Danish modern game, mainly producing in the 70s and 80s. Maybe this is 80s, post teak era. Definitely not rosewood, and I would bet on stained or fumed oak.

Everything I have ever seen that they have made is veneered particle board, and thus very heavy. I think there may ave been a couple designers associated with the tiles, but their main tile designer was Poul Hermann Poulsen, I believe. He signed the tiles "P Hermann", in a very stylistic type, typically.

Their furniture is pretty unremarkable, in my opinion, so I doubt there was much design effort in the actual form of the furniture.

- 09 Oct 2017

I think Zephyr nailed it. The signature on your tiles didn't look much like "P. Hermann" until I compared it to a more legible example on some other tile. I think that particular glaze just didn't lend itself to fine detail.

- 01 Dec 2017

I have a table as well. Definitely oak and taller than an average coffee table, possibly a corporate piece. I have also been trying to decipher the signature. It looks very similar to the ones above. Thoughts? (sorry pictures loaded up side down and I can't adjust)

- 01 Dec 2017

Same answer as before: P. Hermann

- 01 Dec 2017

The signature is exactly like the one above. As I stated above, Poul Hermann Poulsen, designed a lot of the tiles that Gangso used. He signed the tiles "P Hermann" in very stylized writing.

Also, I would need better pictures to be sure, but I think your table is teak. Again, as I talked about above, Ganso pieces tend to be later in the century. My hypothesis is that by this time, the old-growth teak trees were getting pretty scarce, and the teak started to take on a lighter, more uniform appearance, as it was farmed or smaller younger trees were taken (as opposed to the older trees). I have seen many of these tables mistaken to be oak, but never actually seen an oak Gangso piece. I suppose they could exist, but the evidence I have encountered, does not support it.

- 12 Feb 2018

Hi - I have a coffee table with the same tiles as the photo I've attached. I've been told it's Ox Art with a base by Trioh, yet it's not signed and the base is odd. Odd as in junky, the top is hinged to the base. The base has vertical ~decorative plastic cylinder pieces coming up from side rails to the top... they don't touch or attached to the top.

It's also not signed P. Herman or in any other way, yet I did find this image of the same tile design on line.

I like the look of the table but it's not worth what the ox art pieces seem to sell for. I have a retail shop and a mcm dealer gave it to me on consignment. He sells lovely high-end stuff so ... if ox art I'm guessing he wouldn't have given it to me.

Thoughts? Thank you much! Kay

- 12 Feb 2018


I'm familiar with Gangsø Møbler designs, but thank you for the tutorial about their main tile designer Poul Hermann Poulsen. I need to start visiting this site more often. :)



- 18 Jun 2018

Some more early tables by Poul Hermann Poulsen - brownish shades with Hogweed close up, then introducing white and black curves. See Wikipedia for artist details- each table signed in lower right corner - sometimes scratched in part - with pointy P Hermann.......

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