Piero Fornasetti - Design Masters New York Tuesday, December 14, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Literature


    Patrick Mauriès, Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams, London, 1991, p. 179; Mariuccia Casadio and Barnaba Fornasetti, Fornasetti: L’artista Alchimista: La Bottega Fantastica, Milan, 2009, p. 356; Mariuccia Casadio, Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, New York, 2010, illustrated p. 348

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Fornasetti Archive has confirmed that the present lot is one of only three examples ever produced.

PROPERTY FROM THE FORNASETTI ARCHIVE

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Rare illuminated "Malachite" trumeau

1956
Lithographic transfer-printed wood and metal, painted metal, painted wood, brass, glass.
86 × 31 1/2 × 25 1/4 in. (218.4 × 80 × 64.1 cm.), with writing surface fully extended
Interior of top drawer with plastic roundel impressed with logo and "FORNASETTI/MILANO." Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Fornasetti Archive.

Estimate
$60,000 - 90,000 

Sold for $68,500

Design Masters

15 December 2010
New York