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Piero Fornasetti
1913 - 1988
RARE PROTOTYPE 'MORO' (MOOR) CHAIR
with paper label FORNASETTI MILANO / MADE IN ITALY
hand-painted and lithographic transfer-printed on wood, lacquered wood, painted metal
92 x 42 x 57 cm (36  1/4  x 16  1/2  x 22  1/2  in.)
circa 1950
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Provenance

Piero Fornasetti
Private collection, Italy
Phillips New York, 24 May, 2005, lot 101
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Patrick Mauriès, FORNASETTI: DESIGNER OF DREAMS, exh. cat., Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1991, p. 153
Irene de Guttry, Maria Paola Maino, Il Mobile Italiano Degli Anni '40 e '50, Roma-Bari, 1992, p. 167. pl. 13
Barnaba Fornasetti, ed., Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Milan, 2009, p. 401, pl. 219, pl. 223 for a preliminary sketch

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