Important Italian Design /06 December 2005


Paolo Buffa

Italy, 1940
mahogany, rosewood, brass inlay
98 w × 18½ d × 56¼ h in (249 × 47 × 143 cm)

The elaborate metal inlay flowers on each door were created by Giovanni Garibaldi. Two pairs of doors conceal three adjustable shelves and center door conceals four drawers.

literature: Il Mobili Italiano degli anni '40 e '50, Guttry and Maino, pg. 116

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $43,200

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