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Gio Ponti

Pair of "Diamond" Armchairs from the Villa Goldschmidt, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Property from a Private Collector

Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti

Pair of "Diamond" Armchairs from the Villa Goldschmidt, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pair of "Diamond" Armchairs from the Villa Goldschmidt, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Property from a Private Collector

Gio Ponti

Pair of "Diamond" Armchairs from the Villa Goldschmidt, Buenos Aires, Argentina


circa 1953

offered en suite with the following lot

produced by Cassina, Italy

brass, skai, green velvet upholstery

27 x 31 3/4 x 32 in. (68.6 x 80.6 x 81.3 cm) each

Overall in very good condition. Both armchairs have been sensitively reupholstered at some point in the history of the piece in a green velvet fabric and white skai leather. The green velvet presents with light surface soiling, minor wear and areas of discoloration consistent with gentle use. The velvet seat of one chair presents with a larger area of rubbing to the velvet, not visually distracting. The white skai leather presents with scattered surface scratches, light surface soiling and minor areas of wear particularly concentrated to the arms as consistent with gentle use and not visually distracting. The brass legs present with light surface soiling and tarnish consistent with age and gentle use. This lot is offered together with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives. A sculptural pair of armchairs with strong geometric lines. 


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.

Villa Goldschmidt, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Private Collection, South America
Private Collection, New York
Private Collection, Los Angeles
Wright, Chicago, December 8, 2009, lot 250
Private Collection, New York
Thence by descent to the present owner
"Una porta, e nuovo mobili," Domus no. 321, August 1956, pp. 21-24 (for period photographs of the model in the Lisa Ponti House, Milan, Italy) 
Gio Ponti 1891-1979, exh. cat., The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, September 19-October 7, 1986, pp. 127-128 (for photographs of the model in Gio Ponti's sitting room, Milan, 1957), 140
Laura Falconi, Gio Ponti: Interni, Oggetti, Disegni, 1920-1976, 2004, p. 182
Ugo La Pietra, ed., Gio Ponti, New York, 2009, pp. vi, 250 (for a photograph of the model in Gio Ponti's sitting room, Milan), 324 (for a photograph of the model in Villa Nemazee, Tehran, 1960)
This lot is offered together with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.