Vitrine for the VII Triennale | Wright

Wright-Vitrine for the VII Triennale

Estimated value: 70.000-90.000 US$

Auction:
Modern Design

Sales date: 2004-03-28

Location:
Chicago

Lot number: 105

Design

Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa
Manufacturer Fontana Arte

Architonic id

4103494

Elm, crystal, brass, mirror
32"w x 17"d x 60"h
This finely crafted and detailed cabinet illustrates Ponti's architectural proportion and Fontana Arte's jeweled precision. The illuminated vitrine for the VII Triennale is a rare collaborative masterpiece of Italian furniture from the first half of the Twentieth Century. Fontana Arte's fine glasswork is exquisitely presented in the upper portion of the cabinet with beveled corners that surround the hinges. Signed on verso.
Literature: Fontana Arte: Una Storia Transparente, Aulenti et al, pg. 80 illustrates the coffee table from this series
Domus, March 1940, pg. 52
Provenance: Christies East, Important Design November 1999, lot 97