Important Italian Design /06 December 2005

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Osvaldo Borsani and Lucio Fontana

cabinet
Italy, 1948
mahogany, bronze, glass
41 w × 20 d × 56 h in (104 × 51 × 142 cm)

An exquisitely detailed bar with sculptural bronze pulls and an original painted glass shelf, both by Lucio Fontana. Finely crafted doors open simultaneously, illuminating cabinet interior and revealing four drawers and two shelves. Signed with label: [Arredamenti Borsani Varedo (Milan)]; archived with Lucio Fontana Foundation under archive number 3326/1.

provenance: Rossella Colombari, Milano

literature: Osvaldo Borsani, Gramigna and IraceAtlante del Design Italiano 1940-1980, Grassi and PanseraMilano Deco: La Fisionomia della citta Degli Anni Venti

estimate: $150,000–200,000

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