Recently I had the opportunity to walk through the Gemeentemuseum The Hague (The Hague Municipal Museum of Modern Art) with a museum guide only and solely devoted to me. We visited a room I’d never seen before. It turns out the room is behind curtains because it is very susceptible to daylight. It is the Dijsselhof room.
Gerrit Willem Dijsselhof was a Dutch Art Nouveau designer who had designed a room for a doctor who died before he could enjoy Dijsselhof’s design. Thereupon the room was donated to the museum while it was being build. So the museum has a rather unique situation of a room that is build around the interior designed by Dijsselhof.
The throne is part of the room.
Corner Chair by Thijs Rinsema
I’ve featured a similar corner chair earlier as if being designed by Theo van Doesburg, a member of the Dutch Stijl Group of which Gerrit Rietveld and Piet Mondrian were other members. It seems I misread the tags in the Belvedere Museum then. These photo’s I took at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (or The Hague Municipal museum of modern art) recently and I’ve added the tag which shows the The Hague Museum as the owner of the chair. They should know best the provenance of their chair.
Thijs Rinsema was not a member of De Stijl, but was a good friend of Theo van Doesburg and did know Gerrit Rietveld.