Important Italian Design /06 December 2005

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Gio Ponti and Paolo de Poli

console
Italy, 1942
enameled copper, Italian walnut
37 w × 17 d × 32 h in (94 × 43 × 81 cm)

An exceptional example of Gio Ponti and Paolo de Poli's longtime artistic collaborations. Mastering the art of fire-enameled copper, De Poli decorated the surfaces of many Ponti forms. The combination of pristine form and ornamental embellishments in this console exemplifies the traditions of Italian design. Incised signature to top: [Made in Italy].

provenance: Private collection, New York

estimate: $100,000–120,000

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