Throne Chair by Carlo Bugatti at 1stdibs
Carlo Bugatti, 1900
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.
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 Â£18,750 including the 25 % buyers premium. Now it will be interesting to see what the Christie’s Bugatti Chairs will do in October…
CARLO BUGATTI (1856-1940)
THRONE CHAIR, CIRCA 1902
Estimate * Â£2,000 – Â£3,000 ($3,704 – $5,556)
20th century decorative art and design
28 October 2008
London, King Street
walnut, painted vellum, copper, inlaid pewter, silk tassels
51Â¾ in. (131.5 cm.) high
hand-painted signature Bugatti