October 20, 2019

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 319: Gio Ponti

Lot 319: Gio Ponti

Doors

Designed 1953; customized 2011
Lacquered Italian walnut, ash, mirrored glass, and brass
Custom
Each: 57.75" x 24" x 1.625"; (Each: 147 x 61 x 4 cm)
Together with Cristina Longo
Provenance: Royal Hotel, Naples, Italy; Private Collection, Paris, France; The Estate of Gerard L. Cafesjian (acquired directly from the above through Wright, Chicago, Illinois, April 26, 2012, lot 349)
Exhibited: "Centoventi Gio Ponti: Designer Senza Tempo," Mercanteinfiera, Parma, February 26-March 6, 2011
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $938
Inventory Id: 33318

MORE INFORMATION:

These doors were originally designed for the Royal Hotel in Naples, Italy. In the 2000s, architect Cristina Longo repurposed some of Ponti's furnishings for a handful of interiors that she designed. In this case, she took the original doors and added white lacquer stripes.

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