• 20th Century Decorative Art  & auction at Christies

    Sale 7759

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    27 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 40

    GAETANO (1886-1955) OSVALDO BORSANI (1911-1985)

    AN IMPORTANT DINING SUITE, CIRCA 1935

    Price Realised  

    GAETANO (1886-1955) OSVALDO BORSANI (1911-1985)
    AN IMPORTANT DINING SUITE, CIRCA 1935
    produced by Arredamento Borsani, to include dining table with two extension leaves, sideboard, and a set of eight side chairs, palmwood, vellum, ebonised wood and nickel-plated metal, the sideboard with opaque black glass top and ivorine pulls, the chairs with leather upholstery
    table 30¾ in. (78 cm.) high; 79 in. (200 cm.) wide closed, 118.5 in. (300 cm.) wide extended; 39 in. (100 cm.) deep, sideboard 43½ in. (110 cm.) high; 108 in. (275 cm.) wide; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) deep, chairs 33½ in. (85 cm.) high; 19 in. (48.5 cm.) wide; 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep (10)


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    Literature

    Irene de Guttry & Maria Paola Maino, Il Mobile Déco Italiano, Rome, 1988, p. 90, pl. 25 (sideboard, with variant understructure, exhibited at the Casa Minima, V Triennale, Milan, 1933)