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Ignazio Gardella


Ignazio Gardella

Ignazio Gardella



Bookcase, special commission

circa 1950

walnut and brass


280 x 213 x 30 cm; 110 1/4 x 83 7/8 x 11 13/16 in. 

Very good overall condition.

The uprights of this rare bookcase are in solid walnut and the shelves in walnut veneer. The walnut structure presents with traces of wear, little dents and slight scratches especially on the adjustable shelf surfaces. The brass details and wall attachment present with signs of oxidation. All consistent with normal use and age.

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Private collection, Italy

Domus, n. 342, Milan, May 1958, pp. 22-23 for a similar model

The bookcase was designed by Ignazio Gardella for one of his apartment projects in via Cimarosa, Milan, Italy, in circa 1950.

The lot is sold together with a certificate from the Archivio Storico Gardella