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Monumental Cabinet Attributed to Giuseppe Terragni

Monumental Cabinet Attributed to Giuseppe Terragni

Monumental and important cabinet attributed to Giuseppe Terragni from the Novecento Italiano period. Six solid glass columns are spaced equally along the front of the cabinet with two glass columns in the rear, all supporting over ten feet of cabinetry. Each glass column is wrapped with thin round wood rods, giving each column the appearance of fasces lictoriae. Between each column are five inwardly bowed, concave doors with a geometric pattern on each door front. The cabinet doors have no visible hardware. The door pulls are carved into a curved recess on both sides of each door. Two outer doors open to reveal three finely crafted sliding drawers, with recessed, carved circular knobs.

Additional Information:
Giuseppe Terragni is widely considered one of the greatest Italian architects of the twentieth century. He was an original founder of the Gruppo 7 in Italy in 1926, an Italian Rationalist design movement which sought to integrate concept, structure, and symbolism into form that embodied the character of necessity, with no superfluous ornamentation or decoration, and perfect proportions revealing the structural skeleton. This rare and important cabinet was acquired from the Como, Italy, estate of Giuseppe Terragni in 2006. Its classical proportions and historic fasces lictoriae columns, contrasted by its modern geometric order and innovative use of glass for structural support, embraces both modernism and the past, and is a superb example of early Italian modernist design.

Sale Price: $150,000

Period: 1930s

Origin: Italy

Width / Length: 126 inches w

Depth / Diameter: 19.75 inches d

Height: 24 inches h

Number of Items Offered: 1

Condition: Very Good. Consistent with age

Dealer Reference: OBJ00027

Dealer Information:
Objects 20c
West Palm Beach, FL, 33405
United States
Phone: 561-659-0403

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