Rare Display Cabinet by Gio Ponti & Piero Fornasetti
Italy | 1950 Ferrara walnut root, hand-painted and lithographic transfer-printed wood, brass, cabinet light. Produced by Giordano Chiesa. Top section with illuminated display areas, center drop down desk, and lower storage compartment. Face of cabinet decorated with maps and imagery of Venice. Original key included.
h. 86.5" w. 39.5" d. 23.0"
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