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  • Provenance

    Sir Elton John, London
    Sotheby's, London, "Elton John Volume II: Art Nouveau and Art Deco," September 7th, 1988, lot 774W
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Marie-Madeleine Massé, Carlo Bugatti au Musée d'Orsay: Catalogue sommaire illustré du fonds d'archives et des collections, Paris, 2001, p. 74, fig. 6.43

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model armchair was presented at the 1898 Esposizione Nazionale in Turin.



circa 1898
Walnut, ebonized wood, repoussé copper, brass, pewter, painted parchment, silk cord.
44 1/2 x 27 1/4 x 29 in. (113 x 69.2 x 73.7 cm)
Seat signed with facsimile signature, Bugatti. Underside with two faint ink stamps.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $10,000

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New York Auction 13 December 2016