Rare Dining/ Writing Table by Osvaldo Borsani Italy c. 1941
Model #5520, produced by Arredamenti Borsani Varedo. Solid walnut frame with soft-sculpted side edges. The top has inset solid rosewood fretwork and original “securit” glass with silver-gilded edges. This is a very special and rare table. h. 30" w. 78.5" d. 39"
Published: Osvaldo Borsani – architect, designer, entrepreneur. Giampiero Bosoni. Pg 591 Exhibited: An example of this table was shown at the Osvaldo Borsani Retrospective at the Triennale Museum, Milano in 2018.
Rare Custom Writing Table by Osvaldo Borsani Italy, c. 1953
Elegant form with tapered edges and a small curve to the bottom. Walnut structure with inset glass writing surface. This piece has been authenticated by the Archivio Osvaldo Borsani. h. 29.75" w. 59.5" d. 29.5"
Very good condition. Wood has recently been refinished, some small chipping to glass in 2 corners.
Rare desk and chair designed by Deskey and produced by Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Corp. Walnut top and drawer boxes with copper plated steel supports and details. A very rare set that perfectly represents Deskey's design aesthetic from the early 1930's. Illustrated: Donald Deskey, Decorative Designs & History. Pgs. 89, 101 & 178, all show variations of the chair from this set. Desk: h. 27" w. 44" d. 24" Chair: h. 31" w. 16.5" d. 21" seat h. 17.5"
From a small edition created for administrative offices in Forli, Italy. Blonde wood desk with red linoleum top, shingled drawer faces and brass cuffs at feet. A great, graphic form that rarely turns up. h. 31” w. 65” d. 35"
Very nice condition. Blonde wood has been recently refinished and the original linoleum top has been touched up.
Bookcase with Drop-Front Desk by Paolo Buffa Italy c. 1952
Petite bookcase of Italian walnut. Angular front with open storage and drop-front writing surface. Six lower drawers with wide ribbed faces and elegant circular brass pulls with mirrored fronts. An unusual and beautiful piece. h. 54" w. 50" d. 10"