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Osvaldo Borsani

Sideboard, model n. 6542

Osvaldo Borsani

Osvaldo Borsani

Sideboard, model n. 6542

Sideboard, model n. 6542

Sideboard, model n. 6542

designed in 1945


mahogany, maple, bronze and glass

With the manufacturer label ABV ARREDAMENTI BORSANI Varedo (Milano) to the base inside

Arredamenti Borsani Varedo edition, Varedo, Italy


 

129 x 150,5 x 41,5 cm; 50 13/16 x 59 1/4 x 16 5/16 in.

Good overall condition.

The cabinet presents with several scratches and minor scuffs to the front and side with two visible ones to the left side (each 8 cm long). Signs of white paint to the sides and to the front lower right area. Discoloration along the base. Traces of oxidation and verdigris on the bronze handles. Several scratches and opaque stains to the inside of the mahogany doors. The wood top has been repainted and the top painted glass is not coeval. The inside of the cabinet is divided in two compartments and has six adjustable shelves, each with white colour stains, dust throughout and signs of abrasion to the mahogany border particularly were the lower lock is placed; maple veneer lacks in few points, stains including a ring mark to the bottom right. Four holes to the back panel are used to anchor the furniture to the wall. All consistent with normal use and age, not visually distracting.


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).


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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, p. 568

Sotheby's would like to thank the Archivio Osvaldo Borsani for their assistance in the cataloguing of this lot