DECORATIVE ARTS OF THE 20th CENTURY AND DESIGN

The Decorative Arts of the 19th Century and Design auction closed with a total of 76% lots sold and an increase of 137% by value.

"The result obtained is the outcome of the hard work done by the department in recent years, based on adequate estimates and a particular and accurate selection of works, mostly from private conferments, subdivided with a first session of designer works, never before offered on the market, and a second session including various types of lamps, objects, glass and furnishings" declares the director of the department Stefano Andrea Poli.

The best results include: a pair of BBPR wall lamps, sold for € 16,250 (lot 33); the Triennale floor lamp by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce, awarded at 16,250 euros (lot 34); the pictorial work by Enzo Mari of the golden or synaesthetic series awarded at 17,500 euros (lot 81); Max Ingrand's lamp for Fontana Arte, model 1441 for 21,250 euros (lot 93); Gio Ponti's bedroom furnishings at 9,375 euros (lot 120); two stools by Tomaso Buzzi, at 8,750 euros (lot 125).

For the Decorative Arts, worth mentioning are the sale results of Carlo Scarpa's glasses (lot 145 to € 10,625; lot 146 to € 13,750; lot 147 to € 16,250) and a pair of silver candelabra by Georg Jensen which fetched 32,500 euros (lot 162) .

In the second session the percentage of sales was high with significant awards for the works of Piero Fornasetti, in particular the Architecture waste paper basket at 3,500 euros (lot 390), and for Hans Wegner (lot 292 at € 3,250 and lot 293 at € 2,500).

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