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Rare & Important Gio Ponti Desk

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Description

Designer & Manufacturer: Gio Ponti
Markings: none
Country of Origin & Materials: Italy; brass, walnut
Additional Information & Circa: Rare and important desk with two asymmetric cutout drawers and brass sabots by Gio Ponti. Gio Ponti said of the desk "...this is my masterpiece, it is a piece of furniture that is very simple but not formally inert." Ref: Gio Ponti The Complete Work 1923-1978, Lisa Licitra Ponti, illustrated on pages 8 and 166; 1953 (Key Word Search: Franco Albini, Gio Ponti, Carlo di Carli, Marco Zanuso, Ico Parisi, Franco Campo, Tobia Scarpa, Guglielmo Ulrich, Piero Fornasetti, Italian)
Dimensions: 31.5"h, 70"w, 27"d

Condition

very good, refinished

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Estimate $50,000 – $70,000
Starting Bid $44,000
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