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
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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.
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