CARLO MOLLINO (1905-1973)
This lot will be removed to Christie’s Park Royal.… Read more PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION
CARLO MOLLINO (1905-1973)

AN IMPORTANT ARMCHAIR, DESIGNED FOR THE FRANCA & GUGLIELMO MINOLA HOUSE, 1946

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CARLO MOLLINO (1905-1973)
An important armchair, designed for the Franca & Guglielmo Minola House, 1946
carved and ebonised wood, velvet upholstery
executed by Apelli & Varesio, Turin, Italy, from the production of 2
39 ½ x 32 x 35 ½ in. high (100 x 81.5 x 90 cm.)
Provenance
Franca & Guglielmo Minola, Turin;
Thence by descent;
Fulvio Ferrari, Turin;
Allen Koppel Gallery, Chicago;
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1998.
Literature
'Turinese baroque', Domus, no. 229, August 1948, p. 23;
'Experiencias formales en el emueblamento', Nuestra Arquitectura, no. 233, 12 December 1948, p. 419;
M. De Giorgi, Carlo Mollino, interni in piano-sequenza, Devalle, Minola, Lutrario, Milan, 2004, pp. 122, 125;
F. Ferrari, N. Ferrari, Carlo Mollino arabesques, Milan, 2006, p. 74, fig. 81;
F. Ferrari, N. Ferrari, The Furniture of Carlo Mollino, London, 2006, this lot illustrated p. 119, fig. 171, pp. 221-22.
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Lot Essay


The present lot is registered in the library of the Museo Casa Mollino, Turin, as number CM 171-2.
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