• 20th Century Decorative Art &  auction at Christies

    Sale 7838

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    21 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 95

    PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988)

    UNIQUE COROMANDEL COMMODE, 1962

    Price Realised  

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    PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988)
    UNIQUE COROMANDEL COMMODE, 1962
    produced by Atelier Fornasetti, the lithographic surfaces gilt-decorated and with hand-sponged finish, the brass pulls with applied 'Fornasetti Sun' medallion, on tapering brass legs
    33 in. (84 cm.) high; 39¼ in. (100 cm.) wide; 22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) deep
    drawer inset with ivorine label, Fornasetti Milano


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    At the specification of Gigi & Selia Fornasetti, this example uniquely features specially designed brass and ceramic handles.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    as previous lot


    Literature

    P. Mauriès, ibid., pp. 256-257 (related designs illustrated)
    B. Fornasetti, ibid., pp. 382-382 (illustrated)