Built-in wardrobe cabinet, with five sculpted walnut hungers and six brass hook
Built-in wardrobe cabinet, with five sculpted walnut hungers and six brass hook, special commission
designed in 1949
walnut, mirrored glass, leatherette, brass, wood, plastic and glass
With the manufacturer label ABV Arredamenti Borsani Varedo (Milano) on the base
Arredamenti Borsani Varedo edition, Varedo, Italy
outer frame: 203 x 168 x 43,5 cm; 79 15/16 x 66 1/8 x 17 1/8 in.
built-in structure: 190,7 x 158,2 x 37,7 cm; 75 1/16 x 62 3/16 x 14 13/16 in.
Overall good condition.
The wardrobe cabinet comprises a glass shelf with six brass hooks with light signs of oxidation (Verdigris on one) and five sculpted walnut hungers in excellent conditions. The neon light support element at the top has yellowed with sign of burn to the left; the transformer and electrical connections are placed above the top of the cabinet. The wood reverse and sides show several holes, particularly three holes to the right side and four to the left side, visible also from inside, due to wall fixing. Signs of wear and dirt throughout the inside green leatherette upholstery, which is slightly detaching at the top, with black stains to the top as well as purple and blue stains to the base and the lower part of the rear wall. Scratches are present along the inner wood border of the frame especially near the lock areas to the top and bottom due the operating of the doors, with one sphere lock missing to the base. There are signs of white and blue paint along the cabinet to the sides. The handles present some signs of oxidation and the mirrored doors some light black lines and one hairline scratch (40 cm long) to the left. All consistent with normal use and age.
Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot. (Si prega di notare che l'articolo 11 delle Condizioni Generali di Vendita (Online Only) non è applicabile per questo lotto).
Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.
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Commissioned directly to Arredamenti Borsani Varedo in 1949
Thence by descent
Private collection, Italy
Giampiero Bosoni, Osvaldo Borsani architetto, designer e imprenditore, Milan, 2018, pp. 252, 317, 563 for accessories details
Sotheby's would like to thank the Archivio Osvaldo Borsani for their assistance in the cataloguing of this lot