12 November 2007
CARLO BUGATTI (1856-1940)
parchment, ebonized wood, hammered copper, pewter and bone inlay, bone
45¾ in. (116 cm.) high, 32¼ in. (81.8 cm.) wide, 20 in. (50.8 cm.) deep
Designed circa 1900.
Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 27 May 1982, lot 107B
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
cf. M. Massé, Carlo Bugatti au musée d'Orsay, Paris, 2001, pp. 86, cat. no. 7.41, p. 97, cat. no. 8.54 for comparable benches of this model.
P. Dejean, Carlo - Rembrandt - Ettore - Jean Bugatti, New York, 1982, pp. 49, 84, 86 for comparable chairs.
Malcolm Cossons looks at the resurgence of cross-collecting, canvassing the opinions of leading art world figures ahead of this month's Masterpiece London
A closer look at 10 artists whose reputations and markets are on the rise — all with works offered in our 28 June sale in London
In the 70th year since its founding, we look back on the movement’s brief, furious life. On 23 and 24 April, 20 works by the group will be offered in Amsterdam
From Hockney to Baldessari, Ruscha to Thiebaud — how the countercultural figures who flocked to California in the Sixties became art establishment names
The Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale totals £128,081,750, with works by Picasso and a record-breaking Franz Marc painting also achieving top prices
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July