Carlo Bugatti, settee

Ref #: SF13

Settee in Moorish style by Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940); in walnut and ebonized wood, inlays in pewter and copper, hand-hammered copper appliques and seat borders, hand-painted parchment. Backrest depicting famous saying in Arabic by Ali (Abi ibn Abi Talib), cousin and son-in-law of Islamic prophet Muhammad, loosely translated as “It is not the boy who says he was my father”. Additional slightly worn saying in Arabic in the lower right corner of the seat.

Age: 1890’s/early 1900’s

Origin: Milan, Italy

Measurements: 47″ w, 19″ d, 30 3/4″ h

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