Carlo Bugatti, monumental bookcase

Ref #: VT09

Impressive, tall and imposing display case designed by Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940). In walnut and ebonized wood, decorated with 16 slim columns wrapped with hammered wrought copper and magnificent inlays in pewter depicting caricatures of various insects, animals and sea creatures. Full height door enclosing adjustable (later) shelves as well as side segments fitted with lead glass in amber color, reverse painted with floral motifs. A true masterpiece. Art Nouveau/Symbolism period.

Age: 1890’s

Origin: Milan, Italy

Measurements: 61 3/4″ w, 17 3/4″ d, 114″ h


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