Rare Display Cabinet by Gio Ponti & Piero Fornasetti

Italy | 1950
Ferrara walnut root, hand-painted & lithographic transfer-printed wood, brass, light. Produced by Giordano Chiesa. Top section with illuminated display areas, center drop-down desk, & lower storage compartment. Decorated by Piero Fornasetti, with maps & imagery of Venice. Original key included.
h. 86.5” 
w. 39.5” 
d. 23” 

Condition: Very good vintage condition. Wood has been touched up & polished. Light has been replaced at some point.
Provenance: Casa Ceccato, Via Monferrato, Milan; Private collection; Christie's, London, 22 March 2006; Private collection – Los Angeles, CA.
Published: Domus, vol. 256, 1951, pg. 31; Gio Ponti: l'arte si innamora dell'industria, La Pietra, Pg. 161, pl. 342; Piero Fornasetti, Designer of Dreams, Mauriès, Pg. 53; Il design italiano degli anni '50, Branzi, ed. Pg. 111, pl. 322.
Price available on request
Ref: 34 GP 05

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