Carlo Bugatti, Throne-Chair

Carlo Bugatti, Throne-Chair

circa 1900
Height : 170 cm, Width : 67 cm, deepth : 52 cm
Art Nouveau Orientalism & Africanism
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Blackened wood and mahogany throne-chair, inlaid with pewter, with a curved seat base and solid arms on a side stand with four small columns on each foot and a disc back covered with parchment, silk trimmings.

The backrest support bars are high columns with a copper ring with embossed decoration on one side and a small round plate with a fringed edge and a copper background on the other. The backrest is held in place by trimmings on both columns.

Armrests fringed with passementerie on both sides.

Bibliography :

  • A. de Vecchi & Cie, Fabrica Italiana Mobili Artistici catalogue, "Gia C. Bugatti & C", Milano, sofa model referenced under n° 336.


  • Musée d'Orsay, catalogue "Carlo Bugatti au musée d'Orsay", Réunion des musées nationaux, Paris, 2001, model referenced on a period photographic archive, no. 8-53, reproduced, p. 97.