Lot 5
  • 5

Piero Fornasetti

Estimate
15,000 - 25,000 USD
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Description

  • Piero Fornasetti
  • "Strumenti Musicali" Four-Panel Screen
  • a fine and rare example in lithographically and transfer-printed wood, brass and castors

  • the reverse decorated with "Geometrico" pattern in grisaille

Provenance

Private Collection, Palm Beach, FL

Literature

Patrick Mauri├Ęs, Fornasetti:  Designer of Dreams, London, 1991, p. 166 (for similar "Strumenti Musicali" works)

Condition

Overall very good condition. With some minor isolated chips and losses to the surface, mostly concentrated to the edges and adjacent to the hinges as a result of rubbing. Some of the top side edges with some slight separation at the seams. The reverse with some slight yellowing as a result of the natural aging process of the materials. The proper left panel of the screen appears to be showing the most yellow color. This side also shows slight cracking to the proper left panel which is under the surface. One of the castors has come loose, but is intact. The wheels of the castors are wood. All hardware appears original. One of the top hinges is lacking a single pin, which does not affect the function of the hinge.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

This screen has been authenticated by Barnaba Fornasetti.