Provenance: Private Collection, Paris
A delicate design with infinit luxurious detail. Highly decorated wood inlaid with pewter, bone, hand beaten copper and polychrome painted vellum embleshed with hand painted ink drawings. Ivorine has been used in small blocks in an architectural fashion, juxtaposing large and small rectangles to create a dentil inlay effect.
The smooth curve joining the backrest to the front legs of the sofa gives the design a smooth and architectural feel.
Carlo Bugatti’s furniture was made in his own workshops in Milan, where he worked with his own hands, but there would have been no lack of skilled craftsmen from whom he could have recieved instruction and assistance. The high level of craftmanship is evident in his incredible work.