16 October 2019
GIO PONTI (1891-1979)
A unique sideboard, designed for a private commission, Milan, circa 1956
elm, elm veneer, brass
executed by Giordano Chiesa, Milan, Italy
37 ¾ x 98 ½ 36 ¼ in. (96 x 250 x 92 cm.)
Private collection, Milan, circa 1956;
Thence by descent;
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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With a faceted, diamond-shaped profile that anticipates the footprint of Ponti’s Pirelli Tower, Milan, 1956-1960, the present unique Chiesa-executed sideboard represents an evolution of comparable forms first retailed by Singer in the early 1950s.
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