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Italian Art Deco Burl Walnut Cabinet with Bakelite and Steel Handles

Auction Date: February 8, 2020

Sold for: $1,200

Lot: 143

Circa 1930.
Burl veneer with ebonized trim. Asymmetrical design, with two single door cabinets flanking three short drawers. The steel handles decorated with orange and brown Bakelite accented with brass. Steel decoration to panels between the cabinets and drawers, as well. Dark red painted metal band to base.
No apparent markings.
Approximate dimensions: 46 1/2 high x 77 wide x 19 3/4 inches deep..
Condition: Apparent wear and inconsistency in the finish, mainly to the top. Minor wear to the ebonized trim. Some minor cracking to the veneer throughout, and a small chip to the back corner. Some bending and separation to the metal band. Patina to the steel and brass.
The asymmetrical design and dramatic arrangements of the individual cabinet elements is very similar to the work of Gaetano Borsani. Key available.

Auction Date: February 8, 2020

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