Gio Ponti: A Monumental Desk in Reeded Mahogany and Brass, Italy 1950’s

$38,500

Gio Ponti (1891-1979)

A rare and important geometric floating desk by Gio Ponti, in reeded mahogany. The architectural desk incorporates seven drawers with elongated brass handles in the front, beautifully reeded and stepped sides, and a reeded prismatic back with a straight edge and sharply angled base, raised on angled and tapered legs. The piece’s grooved carving, a distinct decorative feature Ponti first introduced in his work of the 1930’s, is updated here in an angular, modernist pliss√©.

Italy, 1950’s.

  • Origin: Italy
  • Period: 1950's
  • Dimensions: 75" L x 35.5" D x 31.5" H
  • Condition: Expertly and sensitively restored; wear consistent with age and use.

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Gio Ponti (1891 – 1979)

A rare and important desk set by Gio Ponti in reeded mahogany, comprised of an impeccably crafted floating desk, elegant desk chair, and geometric bookcase or end table. The architectural floating desk incorporates seven drawers with elongated brass handles in the front, beautifully reeded and stepped sides, and a reeded prismatic back with a straight edge and sharply angled base, raised on angled and tapered legs.

With a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.

Italy, 1950’s.

$38000