Walnut octagonal center table by Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940), inlaid with pewter, brass and bone, upholstered with parchment.
Rare and important suite of five pieces of furniture by Carlo Bugatti comprising a writing desk, a center table, a settee and two chairs all in walnut and ebonised wood, inlaid with pewter, copper, brass and bone, fitted with hammered copper reliefs and upholstered with vellum. Turin, Italy circa 1902.
Carlo Bugatti was a famous designer active at the turn of the century. His pieces are rare and highly prized. He was the father of Rembrandt Bugatti who was a renowned sculptor, his work is also highly valuable and very rare since he died at 32. Ettore Bugatti, his other son founded the Bugatti Motor Car Company.
Provenance: purchased from the descendants of the original owners - a Romanian family. The pieces were purchased directly from the Carlo Bugatti workshop in 1902. All the pieces bare the export stamp from Bucharest.