Piero Bottoni - Design London Thursday, November 12, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Casa Perego, Milan
    Thence by descent
    Christie's, London, '20th Century Decorative Art & Design', 3 May 2012, lot 109
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    'Una intelligente trasformazione e l’ampliamento d’una antica villa a Imola’, Domus, no. 153, September 1940, p. 76 for another version of the model
    Irene de Guttry and Maria Paola Maino, Il mobile déco italiano, Bari, 1988, p. 98 for another version of the model
    Giancarlo Consonni, La forma della convivialità. I tavoli ellittici di Piero Bottoni, Milan, 2016, illustrated pp. 22, 50

  • Catalogue Essay

    Only three examples of the present model dining table executed in wood are known to exist, which the architect Piero Bottoni designed for Casa Sant’Unione, Bologna (1942-1943), Casa Minerbi, Ferrara (1949-1950) and the present example for Casa Perego, Milan (late 1940s-early 1950s). The design developed from an earlier version in reinforced concrete for Villa Muggia (1936-1938), an eighteenth-century hunting lodge, which Bottoni together with Mario Pucci restored.

Property from a Private Collection, Switzerland


Rare dining table

circa 1950
Partially ebonised mahogany-veneered wood, mahogany, ebonised mahogany.
75.7 x 310 x 102.2 cm (29 3/4 x 122 x 40 1/4 in.)
Together with a certificate of expertise from the Piero Bottoni Archive.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £403,200

Contact Specialist

Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale, Associate Specialist
+44 20 7318 4019



London Auction 12 November 2020