Themes & Variations, London Acquired from the above by the present owner
domus, no. 317, April 1956, no. 318, May 1956, and no. 325, December 1956, for a Dassi advertisement illustrating a bedroom from the Hotel Royal
The present lot was designed by Gio Ponti alongside the series of furniture that equipped the rooms of the Hotel Royal of Naples. Designed by the architect Gianfranco Frattini, the Hotel saw its interior complemented by his mentor and teacher's eye and craftsmanship. The light and elegant furniture pieces were produced by Mobili Dassi.
Overall very good condition consistent with age and gentle use. Oxidation to brass elements throughout concentrated to the outer rim of the mirror. Multiple scattered scuffs and scratches to the top surface and edges of the legs. Minor lifting to the veneer to the proper left hand side. Minor separation between the back proper left hand side leg and top of the table. A small area of veneer has been sensitively and professionally placed to the corner of one of the drawers, approximately 5 x 1.5 cm. A minor loss of veneer to the bottom of the same drawer. Minor wear to the corners of the second drawer. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."