5 November 2003
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
Paire de portes anciennes avec pommeaux, parures et feuillages
stamped 'DIEGO' and with monogram 'DG' (on the upper right element); stamped with monogram 'DG' (on the two door knobs)
bronze with green patina and wooden doors
Each: 69 3/8 x 16 5/8 in. (175.3 x 40.6 cm.)
Conceived in 1983 for the present owner's country residence as cabinet doors or as a screen
Acquired from the artist by the present owner, 1983.
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Two doors in one lot (2).
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