Display cabinet | Wright

Wright-Display cabinet

Estimated value: 10,000-15,000 US$

Reached Price : 26,400 US$

Auction:
Important Italian Design

Sales date: 2005-12-06

Location:
Chicago

Lot number: 550

Design

Gio Ponti
Manufacturer Singer & Sons

Architonic id

4107261

Italian walnut, lacquered wood, glass, brass
79 w x 17.5 d x 81 h
The tapered edges on the frame and shelves of this form date it to after 1950, when Ponti added this detail to his wall units to increase the lightness of the designs. The display shelves and suspended book storage in this example appear to float between the vertical supports. Drop front door conceals internal glass shelves.