Early Piero Fornasetti, Rare Illuminated "Malachite" Trumeau, 1950s

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Piero Fornasetti.

Rare illuminated "Malachite" trumeau. 1 of 3 known.

Italy, 1952-1958.
Lithographic transfer-printed wood, painted wood, brass, glass, lighting.
Measures: 86 × 32 × 25 1/4 inches,
(218.4 × 80 × 64.1 cm.), with writing surface fully extended.

Signed with applied metal disc manufacturer's label to drawer: [Fornasetti Milano]. Piece has been authenticated by Barnaba Fornasetti.

Literature: Patrick Mauriès, Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams, London, 1991, p. 179; Mariuccia Casadio and Barnaba Fornasetti, Fornasetti: L'artista Alchimista: La Bottega Fantastica, Milan, 2009, p. 356; Mariuccia Casadio, Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, New York, pg 348; Piero Fornasetti: A Conversation Between Philippe Starck and Barnaba Fornasetti, Fitoussi, pg 24.