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    Sale 7620

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    28 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 87

    CARLO BUGATTI (1856-1940)

    ASYMMETRIC CHAIR, CIRCA 1902

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    CARLO BUGATTI (1856-1940)
    ASYMMETRIC CHAIR, CIRCA 1902
    walnut, copper applications, pewter, mahogany and copper inlay, hand- painted vellum, silk tassels
    53 in. (135 cm.) high
    hand-painted signature Bugatti


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR


    Literature

    Philippe Dejean, Carlo-Rembrandt-Ettore-Jean Bugatti, Paris, 1981, p. 86 (variant with mirror image asymmetric back rest arrangement illustrated)


    Exhibited

    International Exhibition, Turin, 1902 (mirror image variant first exhibited)