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CARLO BUGATTI (1856 - 1940)

Rare writing desk and chair, Italy, 1910s; Stained wood, mahogany, brass, pewter, copper, tassels, vellum; Unmarked; Desk: 53" x 30" x 19", chair: 34" x 16" x 18"; Provenance: Dorotheum, Vienna, Austria, Jugendstil and 20th Century Arts and Crafts, April 2014, lot 105

Sale Price: $22,500

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Condition Report

Height to writing surface: 27", height to seat: 14". No major breaks or repairs, some minor chips and losses to wood throughout, light scuffs and scratches throughout. Metal inlays mostly intact, some minor lifting, dents and dark patination to most brass panels along edges. Moderate stains and some lifting to vellum top. Moderate yellowing to original tassels.