Pair of armchairs, from the First-Class carriages of the 'Settebello' ETR 300 train

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  • Provenance

    First-Class carriages, 'Settebello' ETR 300 train, Italy

  • Literature

    'Poltrone, Tavoli e Pareti', Domus, no. 229, August 1948, p. 43 for a similar example
    'Il cristallo negli esterni, negli interni e nei trasporti', Domus, May 1953, no. 282, p. 59 for an article and variants on the 'Settebello' ETR 300 train

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reupholstered. Later repainted legs with surface wear, scuffs, scratches, areas of paint loss and tarnish.

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Pair of armchairs, from the First-Class carriages of the 'Settebello' ETR 300 train

circa 1952
Painted tubular steel, fabric.
Each: 102 x 71 x 76.5 cm (40 1/8 x 27 7/8 x 30 1/8 in.)
Manufactured by Breda, Pistoia, Italy. Each with acrylic label numbered 21 and 41 respectively. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Gio Ponti Archives.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

sold for £15,000

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Design

London Auction 20 September 2017