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Willem Raedecker, Wooden Art Deco Letter Opener, ca. 1920Willem Raedecker, Wooden Art Deco Letter Opener, ca. 1920Willem Raedecker, Wooden Art Deco Letter Opener, ca. 1920Willem Raedecker, Wooden Art Deco Letter Opener, ca. 1920Willem Raedecker, Wooden Art Deco Letter Opener, ca. 1920Willem Raedecker, Wooden Art Deco Letter Opener, ca. 1920Willem Raedecker, Wooden Art Deco Letter Opener, ca. 1920Willem Raedecker, Wooden Art Deco Letter Opener, ca. 1920Willem Raedecker, Wooden Art Deco Letter Opener, ca. 1920

Wooden letter opener in the shape of an animal figure by Willem Raedecker, who hand-carved animal figures in such a way that they appear to be cut out of the wood in one smooth and fluid movement.
Wilhelm Anton (Willem) Raedecker (1883 - 1971) was a Dutch sculptor and designer of furniture, applied arts and pottery. Most of his work is made in Amsterdam School style, a particular type of rather expressive Dutch Art Deco. His work can be found in private and public collections such as the Gemeentemuseum The Hague, where a similar letter opener is currently on display.

Fair vintage condition consistent with age and use. The cutting edges are a bit 'frayed' (see images).

Item ID:Wooden Art Deco Letter Opener

HEIGHT
9" (24 cm)
WIDTH
1" (3 cm)
THEME
Animal

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    Willem Raedecker, Wooden Art Deco Letter Opener, ca. 1920

    €700
    ~ $782