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  • Exhibited

    VII Triennale, Piazza dell’Arte, Milan, 6 April –30 June, 1940; ‘Camera
    Con Vista: Arte E Interni in Italia 1900–2000’, Palazzo Reale, Milan, 18 April–1 July
    2007; ‘Espressioni di Gio Ponti, Triennale,’ Museo della Triennale, Milan, 6 May–
    24 July 2011

  • Literature

    Domus, no. 151, July 1940, p. 45 for a drawing; Patrick Mauriès, Fornasetti Designer of Dreams, London, 1991, illustrated p. 40; Luigi Settembrini and Rachele Ferrario, Camera Con Vista: Arte E Interni in Italia 1900-2000, Milan, 2007, illustrated pp. 219-20; Mariuccia Casadio and Barnaba Fornasetti, Fornasetti: I. L’artista Alchimista: II. La Bottega Fantastica, Milan, 2009, illustrated p. 372. figs. 68-69; Germano Celant, ed., Espressioni di Gio Ponti, Milan, 2011, illustrated p. 30, fig. 42

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Unique cabinet

1940
Curved glass with reverse hand-painted decoration in silver and gold leaf, walnut-veneered wood, fabric.
171 x 110 x 46 cm (67 3/8 x 43 1/4 x 18 1/8 in)
Manufactured by Fontana Arte, Italy. Reverse impressed with ‘FX’. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Gio Ponti Archives.

Estimate
£120,000 - 180,000 

Design

27 September 2011
London