Paolo Buffa Vintage Wooden Furniture and Glass by Fontana Arte (Attr.)1709
Splendid wooden wall cabinet attributed to the great designer Paolo Buffa in the 1950s, with Fontana Arte manufacture for the glass.
The cabinet has a base supported by 6 legs in Buffa's style, punched and quite thick, with an inverted triangular shape.
These legs support the rectangular base, made entirely of finely worked wood inlaid, in fact we see the zigzag pattern, typically Buffa. In this base are four small drawers with round brass handles, original of the period, for storing documents or objects. On the left side, at the same height, is a glass shelf, asymmetrically shaped, attached to the cabinet by a very elegant wooden frame.
The top of the base is made of a very elegant and shiny pink glass. On this top, between it and the structure above, 3 glass dividers have been created, positioned vertically, in order to create compartments for displaying some particular object.
Above rises the upper structure, composed of 4 doors: the two central ones open like windows, using a brass key, original of the time. The right-hand door also opens like a book, with a round brass key in original patina. The left door, on the other hand, has a trapezoidal shape, also carved in inlaid wood, and opens as a flap, using a brass key. Inside this door is a small bar, with a very elegant glass shelf.
On the far right are three bevelled glass shelves, cut according to the asymmetrical shape of the cabinet, which create three clean display spaces, very beautiful and elegant.
Both above and below these shelves are two tubular brass elements in patina, connecting the background (made of the same wood panel) to the sides of the cabinet itself.
The sideboard is suitable for bar areas or high-class studios.
Height: 146,5 cm (57.67 in.)
Width: 235 cm (92.51 in.)
Depth: 49 cm (19.29 in.)
The forniture is in good and original vintage condition, slight scratches and light wear consistent with its time and use.
Being a VINTAGE item it is possible that it will bear some scratches or defects.