London Design Festival 2008 (7): Pillips de Pury | Carlo Bugatti Chairs


On auction tomorrow: two Carlo Bugatti Chairs c. 1905


Walnut, ebonised wood, silk, painted parchment, copper, pewter, mother of pearl (2).
Each: 70.5 cm. (27 3/4 in.) high.
ESTIMATE £15,000-20,000.
See Pillips de Pury lot 55

Their estimate is a bit stiff if compared with the chairs on auction at Christie’s below.

Update September 26:

Oops, their estimate was correct as the chairs fetched £18,750 including the 25 % buyers premium. Now it will be interesting to see what the Christie’s Bugatti Chairs will do in October…

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