December 14, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
Lot 207: An early Fornasetti ''Citta de Carte'' and ''Bosco'' printed folding screen, Piero Fornasetti (Italian, 1913-1988), Milan, Italy, 1950s(107 views)
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An early Fornasetti ''Citta de Carte'' and ''Bosco'' printed folding screen
Piero Fornasetti (Italian, 1913-1988), Milan, Italy, 1950s
Lithographically-printed and painted wood and brass folding floor screen, with applied rectangular tag from the Fornasetti Archive, partially obscured, reading "BOSCO Toni blu e gialli CITTA DI CARTE colori".
H: 78 1/2, W: 78 in.
Craquelure throughout, especially apparent at top half of both sides of screen; some loss to lacquer at various edges, with additional minor losses and scratches to lacquer on "Bosco" side of screen. Metal castors not present.
Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.
Notes: We would like to thank Mr. Barnaba Fornasetti for his assistance in the cataloguing of this lot.