Known as one of the greatest and most famous Italian designers of the 20th century, Gio Ponti brought Italian design philosophies to the forefront of Modernism. His finest work ranged in size and scope from the 32-storey Pirelli Tower in Milan to the Superleggera (“super-lightweight”) chair. Ponti also dabbled in decorative art and other design projects. In 1958, he collaborated with American silver manufacturer Reed & Barton to create the “Diamond” line of flatware, notable for its sleek lines and sharp angles. A 54-piece set of “Diamond” sterling flatware designed by Gio Ponti will soon cross the auction block with Willow Auction House.
Beyond table items, this Curiosities and Oddities sale has a focus on vintage furniture. Bidders can consider a pair of dark blue Howard-style armchairs from the 20th century. Howard & Sons of London was among the top furniture brands of the Victorian era and beyond. It focused on both quality and comfort, a forerunner of later-style easy chairs. The catalog also includes a Louis XV-style bureau plat imported by R. J. Horner. This flat-topped writing desk features inlaid marquetry flowers and foliate designs, as well as cabriole legs. Visit LiveAuctioneers for the complete catalog and to place a bid.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Art, Collectibles, Decorative Arts (453)
# of Lots:453
Price Range:$100 - $2,000
Interesting lots include:
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|54 Pieces Reed & Barton Diamond Sterling Flatware|| Estimate: |
|Peacock Full Body Taxidermy Mount|| Estimate: |
|Oil On Canvas Sailboats Eduardo De Martino|| Estimate: |
|Pair of Howard Style Upholstered Armchairs|| Estimate: |
|Gilbert & Son Belfast Alabaster & Gilt Metal Clock|| Estimate: |
|RJ Horner Louis XV Style Bureau Plat|| Estimate: |