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ELIZABETH GAROUSTE (b.1949) & MATTIA BONETTI (b.1953)
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ELIZABETH GAROUSTE (b.1949) & MATTIA BONETTI (b.1953)

'BELGRAVIA', A CABINET, DESIGNED 1989

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ELIZABETH GAROUSTE (b.1949) & MATTIA BONETTI (b.1953)
'BELGRAVIA', A CABINET, DESIGNED 1989
edited by Néotù, oak-veneered, wrought-iron
38 ¼ in. (97 cm.) high; 73 in. (185 cm.) wide; 25 ¾ in. (65.5 cm.) deep
Provenance
Sotheby's New York, The Collection of David Whitney, 16 November 2006, lot 299.
Literature
Similar example illustrated:
S. Calloway, F. Baudot, G.-G. Lemaire, Elizabeth Garouste & Mattia Bonetti, Paris, 1990, p. 106.
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Lot Essay

A signature design by Garouste & Bonetti, the first version of this design was created for a major European collector in 1990, soon followed by a second sample created for the Belgravia, London, residence of a second client. The design was subsequently adopted by Néotù in Paris, who edited the design in less than ten examples. The strongly stylized architectural qualities of the oak case are belied by the sinuous, entwined ironwork that references of the mâitre-bronziers commissioned to ornament the furniture of late eighteenth-century French ébènistes.

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