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Piero Fornasetti

Obelischi folding screen

$13,000 purchase


A beautiful mid-century folding screen on wheels designed by Piero Fornasetti, featuring obelisk forms with both Italian and Egyptian decorative motifs. This piece is an exceptional, large-scale display of Fornasetti’s eye for combining historic iconography with depictions of his native Milan in his distinctive trompe l’oeil style.

made by Fornasetti Milano, Italy, 1950 / 1989

material lithographic transfer-print on lacquered wood, brass, rubber

size 56 w × 1 ¼ d × 53 ½ h in

description Signed with decal manufacturer’s label to reverse: [Fornasetti Milano Made in Italy]. Dated to lower edge: [No. I - I - LXXXIX]. This work has been reviewed by Barnaba Fornasetti.

condition Small losses and few subsequent touch ups along outer edges and corners of panels, with no egregious losses noted. Minor surface wear mainly visible in raking light, with few more prominent points of wear to darker surfaces. Very good vintage condition.

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