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Pietro Chiesa

Chest of drawers

Pietro Chiesa
Chest of drawers

Maker: Luigi Fontana & C./Fontana Arte
Italy
ca. 1938
Silvered crystal, lacquered wood, and bronze
29 ½ w x 16¼ d x 34 ½ h in.

Rare cabinet with drawers designed by Pietro Chiesa for Luigi Fontana circa 1938 while Chiesa was the artistic director of Fontana Arte.

Fontana Arte Impressed signatures to each drawer: [FX]. Signed with partial decal vendor’s labels to side and drawer: [Dominici R Xan De Toledo 310 J Paulo JEI-6 160]

Literature
Deboni Franco - Fontana Arte. Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand 2013, fig. 181-182 (related work with identical casted bronze handles), Torino, Umberto Allemandi
Roberto Aloi - L' arredamento moderno. Sesta serie 1955, fig. 499 (related work), Milan, Italy, Editore Ulrico Hoepli
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