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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 191

    A PAIR OF CARLO BUGATTI COPPER, EBONISED WOOD AND BONE WALL BRACKETS

    CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF CARLO BUGATTI COPPER, EBONISED WOOD AND BONE WALL BRACKETS
    CIRCA 1900
    Each with a circular top
    20½ in. (52 cm.) high (2)


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    Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940) was born in Milan and trained at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. He was greatly influenced by the early exponents of the 'New Art Movement' in their reaction against the heavy, ornate, classical, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo styles fashionable in the mid-19th Century. His work used geometric forms, and a variety of materials, colours and textures, often with a Islamic influence.

    A very similar pair of wall brackets was sold Christie's London, 21 April 2004, lot 142.

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    Provenance

    Palazzo Tiepolo, Campo san Polo, Venice, Italy.