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Lot 236
PIERO FORNASETTI | "LIBRI" AND "STRUMENTI MUSICALI" FOLDING SCREEN
PIERO FORNASETTI | "LIBRI" AND "STRUMENTI MUSICALI" FOLDING SCREEN
PIERO FORNASETTI | "LIBRI" AND "STRUMENTI MUSICALI" FOLDING SCREEN
PIERO FORNASETTI | "LIBRI" AND "STRUMENTI MUSICALI" FOLDING SCREEN
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Property of a Distinguished Collector

PIERO FORNASETTI | "LIBRI" AND "STRUMENTI MUSICALI" FOLDING SCREEN

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Property of a Distinguished Collector

PIERO FORNASETTI | "LIBRI" AND "STRUMENTI MUSICALI" FOLDING SCREEN

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property of a Distinguished Collector

PIERO FORNASETTI

"LIBRI" AND "STRUMENTI MUSICALI" FOLDING SCREEN


designed circa 1952-1954

lithographic transfer-print over wood

53⅞ x 55¾ x 1¼ in. (136.8 x 141.6 x 3.1 cm) fully extended

Condition Report

Overall in good condition. The screen presents with scratches, crackling and concentrated surface abrasions as well as some occasional scattered losses to the lithographic and wooden surfaces concentrated to the side edges and corners of each panel. The center of the proper left panel with an area of loss to the wood measuring approximately 2 x 2 inches and visible on the catalogue photography. One lower brass hinge presents with slight looseness but remains stable. The wheels are slightly difficult to maneuver but remain functional and present with some oxidation to the metallic surface consistent with age. 


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Mobili Decorative Arts, Washington, D.C.

Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1988

Literature

Patrick Mauriès, Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams, London, 1991, p. 183 (for a "Libri" screen) 

Fornasetti: La Follia Pratica, exh. cat., Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Los Angeles, May 10-June 25, 2004, p. 16 (for a "Libri" screen) 

Barnaba Fornasetti, ed., Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Milan, 2009, pp. 424 (for a "Libri" screen), 439 (for a "Strumenti Musicali" screen) and 457 (for a "Libri" screen)

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