In the Manner of Paolo Buffa - Design New York Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Catalogue Essay

    Paolo Buffa rarely made three-seater sofas as they did not fit within his strictly held ideas about furniture proportions. The present model was likely made by the same artisans who worked with Buffa on his pair of armchairs, as it reflects the same level of craftsmanship, use of materials, and style as the armchairs. These cabinetmakers had their own showrooms where they displayed their pieces as well as works by Buffa, and it is well known that these designers often modified pieces on view to their customers' wishes. The original owners of the present lot likely commissioned this piece to be produced in the same manner as the armchairs in order to have a complete set.


Rare sofa

circa 1950
Cherry wood, fabric upholstery.
33 3/4 x 79 1/8 x 34 1/4 in. (85.7 x 201 x 87 cm)

$7,000 - 9,000 

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New York Auction 17 December 2019