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Pietro Costantini Dining Chairs
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Antwerp, BE
White Postmodern dining chairs by Pietro Costantini, Italy, 1980s.
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Leather

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H 42.52 in. W 16.93 in. D 19.3 in.
Modern Costantini Pietro “Vero” Ebony and Chrome Dining Table, 21st Century
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Shippensburg, PA
Costantini Pietro "Vero" ebony and chrome steel dining table, circa 21st century, unmarked Item # 009YPB18K A sleek and austere 21st century dining table by Costantini Pietro f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Dining Room Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Set of Four Contemporary Costantini Pietro Italian Made Designer Dining Armchair
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very well constructed in pale wood with chrome details on the bentwood side frames and square feet. Upholstered in elegant pale leather. Condition: Good condition with some scrape...
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20th Century Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

High Back Chair by Pietro Costantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Belmont, MA
High back chair by Pietro Constantini, Italy, 1970s. Underside with manufacturer label.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

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H 47.25 in. W 19.69 in. D 19.3 in.
Pietro Costantini Yale Corner Chairs in Quilted Ultrasuede
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Miami, FL
Sold individually, exceptional Pietro Costantini upholstered Yale corner chairs, each with movable shaped back pillows. Decidedly Art Deco influenced, with black lacquered wood, thei...
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1990s Italian Art Deco Corner Chairs

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Wood, Ultrasuede

Set of Four Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish set of Italian modern dining chairs by Pietro Costantini features lacquered wood finish, sculpted seat backs, and upholsters seats. Elegant and impressive set of four ch...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery

Postmodern Set of 4 Italian Fan Back Chairs by Pietro Costantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in San Diego, CA
Set of four tall back Italian chairs by Pietro Costantini, circa 1990s in black lacquer glossy finish and handstitched black leather seat, solid and sturdy elegant chairs, stamped ma...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Wood, Lacquer

Italian Black Lacquered Buffet Credenza w/ Geometric Inlay by Pietro Costantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Topeka, KS
Stunning postmodern Italian black lacquered buffet, credenza, or sideboard signed by Pietro Costantini. Comprised of a highly lacquered black finish, cylinder shaped unit on one side...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Credenzas

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Wood, Glass

Italian Dining Table by Pietro Costantini Black Lacquer and Geometric Inlay
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Topeka, KS
Magnificent Italian Postmodern style dining table signed by Pietro Costantini. Comprised of a concave curved rectangle base on two straight panels. Highly black lacquered on the legs...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Tables

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Wood, Glass

Italian Black Lacquered Dining Chairs Attributed to Pietro Costantini Set of 8
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Topeka, KS
Beautiful set of 8 Italian Postmodern dining chairs attributed to Pietro Costantini. This set includes two armchairs and six side chairs comprised of a black lacquered frame with a t...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Six Tripod Postmodern Black Lacquer Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini Made in
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Topeka, KS
Extraordinary set of six Postmodern black lacquer dining chairs made in Italy by Pietro Costantini. And most likely imported and offered by Ello although they do not have the Ello ta...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Sculptural Black Lacquer Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini, Made in Italy
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Sculptural armchairs by designer Pietro Costantini in glossy black lacquer. Distributed by Ello Furniture, circa 1970s. Chairs are new upholstered in woven white wool. Each has Pi...
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Vintage 1970s Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Pair of Black Lacquer Italian Hollywood Regency Side Chairs by Pietro Costantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of black lacquer Italian Hollywood Regency style side chairs by Pietro Costantini. Items include glossy black lacquer finish, solid wood construction, original label, shapely sa...
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Side Chairs

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Wood, Lacquer

Ten Italian Dining Chairs in Lacquered Wood and Fabric by Pietro Costantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in San Diego, CA
Elegant set of ten Italian dining chairs in lacquered wood and fabric by Pietro Costantini, circa 1990s. The chairs are made of hardwood with a clear high gloss lacquer finish (up cl...
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Lacquer

Ten Italian Dining Chairs in Lacquered Wood and Fabric by Pietro Costantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in San Diego, CA
Elegant set of ten Italian dining chairs in lacquered wood and fabric by Pietro Costantini, circa 1990s. The chairs are made of hardwood with a clear high gloss lacquer finish (up cl...
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Lacquer

Mid Century Modern Black Vintage Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini 1970 Italy
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Vienna, AT
This set of four black dining chairs designed by Pietro Costantini were made of solid black lacquered beechwood. The seats are newly covered with black leather. The condition of the...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Beech

Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini for Ello, 1970s, Set of 6
By Pietro Costantini, Ello Furniture
Located in Brussels, BE
Dining chairs by Pietro Costantini for Ello, 1970s, set of 6.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood

Set of Six Art Deco Style Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini, 1980s
By Ello Furniture, Pietro Costantini
Located in Hamburg, PA
A very sleek Modern set of six Art Deco style dining chairs by Pietro Costantini, 1980s. The chairs are upholstered in quilted ultra-suede fabric with chocolate ebonized finish. This...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood

Pietro Constantini of Italy High Backed Upholstered Chair
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Miami, FL
Pietro Constantini of Italy High Backed Upholstered Chair Offered for sale is a high backed upholstered chair by Italian manufacturer Pietro Constantini. The tall stylized chair ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Wood

G. Soressi for Pietro Constantini of Italy "Four Seasons 3" Chair
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Miami, FL
G. Soressi for Pietro Constantini of Italy "Four Seasons 3" Chair Offered for sale is a "Four Seasons 3" chair designed by G. Soressi for Pietro Constantini of Udine, Italy. This c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Pietro Constantini, Set of Four Black Elegant Dining Room Chairs, 1980s
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Schagen, NL
Majestic and exclusive style dining room chairs with Pietro Constantini as their designer. This set consists of four typical 1980s style chairs and feature black lacquered base with ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Wood, Fabric

Luxury Costantini Pietro High Back Modern Italian Cherry Dining Chairs
By Frank Lloyd Wright
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Impressive group of modern luxury dining chairs by Costantini Pietro. The Italian contemporary chairs are pre-owned and in like new condition. Absolutely gorgeous, solid wood frames ...
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Early 2000s Italian Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Fabric, Cherry

Mid-Century Modern Dining Set Table 6 Chairs Pietro Constantini Ello Italy 1980s
By Pietro Costantini, Ello Furniture
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a phenomenal dining set, including a chrome base and side wrapped pedestal table and six black lacquer chairs, two with arms and four side chairs, by Pietro...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Chrome

Set of Four Dining Chairs Designed by Pietro Constantini for Ello, Italy, 1970s
By Pietro Costantini, Ello Furniture
Located in Schagen, NL
Set of four dining chairs designed by Pietro Constantini for Ello, Italy, circa 1970. The chairs are made from black lacquered wood with stitched black saddle leather seats. The chai...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Leather

Pietro Contemporary Custom Live-Edge Console Table in Argentine Rosewood
By Costantini
Located in New York, NY
This live-edge console from Costantini is shown in Argentine Rosewood and can be made to your desired specifications, nature allowing. Like all the pieces in the Costantini colle...
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2010s Argentine Organic Modern Console Tables

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Wood

Post Modern Italian Chair Leather Seat and Ebonized Satin Finish on Wood Frame
By Pietro Costantini
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and elegant design, on this unique tall back side chair in leather seat with ebonized wood frame in satin finish, circa 1980s. A Klassik Memphis era design solid and sturdy...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Impressive Italian Midcentury Dining Set with Marble-Top Table
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An elegant vintage Italian dining set that boasts an impressive black marble top dining table and sleek black lacquered dining chairs. A unique tabletop with slightly arched sides an...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Marble

Set of Six Italian Avant Garde Dining Chairs
By Pietro Costantini
Located in San Leandro, CA
Set of Six Sculptural Italian Armchairs. The solid wood chairs have been restored from the ground up and refinished in Espresso Lacquer. The splats are connected by a contrasting p...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Hardwood, Leather

Pietro Costantini Yale Armchairs in Quilted Ultrasuede and Black Lacquer
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Miami, FL
Sleek pair of Pietro Constantini "Yale" armchairs. In quilted ultrasuede and black espresso lacquered wood with movable shaped back pillows. Modern, yet with a decidedly Art Deco fee...
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1990s Italian Art Deco Armchairs

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Ultrasuede, Wood

Pietro Costantini Dining Chairs, Set of 6
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Pasadena, CA
This set of Italian dining chairs by Pietro Costantini features two captain's chairs and four side chairs. The width of the side chairs is 18.75".
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Leather

Postmodern Pietro Costantini White Leather Dining Chairs
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Antwerp, BE
Italian leather dining chairs by Pietro Costantini. Italy, 1970s. Wooden base with white saddle leather seating. Wood, leather and stitching in great condition. Marked b...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Italian Chairs by Pietro Costantini, Set of Eight
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Pasadena, CA
Set of eight Italian dining chairs featuring a high back and tripod base, rendered in blonde wood. The backs of the chairs are composed of 12 wood columns joined together by three ho...
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Late 20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

PAIR OF LEATHER OCCASIONAL ARMCHAIRS BY PIETRO COSTANTINI
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
PAIR OF LEATHER ON METAL AND WOOD OCCASIONAL ARMCHAIRS.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Armchairs

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Wood

Italian Chairs by Pietro Costantini, Set of Six
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Pasadena, CA
Set of six Italian dining back chairs, inspired by Mackintosh. They have semi circular beige seats which are set upon maple wood frames along with two front legs.
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Late 20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Post-modern Pietro Costantini white Leather Dining Chairs
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Antwerp, BE
four white leather dining chairs by Pietro Costantini. Italy, 1970s. Wooden base with white saddle leather seating. Wood, leather and stitching in amazing condition. Marked by ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Black Lacquer Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini, Set of Eight
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Pasadena, CA
Set of eight Pietro Costantini dining chairs, labeled and numbered. Chairs are black lacquered wood with grey and black upholstered seats. Their back shape make them very comfortable!
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery

Set of 8 Italian Post Modern Design Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
These very chic vintage Italian modern dining chairs were made in the 1980s in a cool Post Modern style at the time of the Memphis craze in Italy. Set of 8 black lacquered wood with ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Set of Six Italian Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini for Ello
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Modern avante garde dining chairs by Ello with a quintessential, 1980s design. They feature a sculptural form and seats upholstered in different pastel colors. Designed by Pietro Cos...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Ten Italian Dining Chairs in Lacquered Wood and Fabric by Pietro Costantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in San Diego, CA
Elegant set of ten Italian dining chairs in lacquered wood and fabric by Pietro Costantini, circa 1990s. The chairs are made of hardwood with a clear high gloss lacquer finish (up cl...
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood, Lacquer

Four Italian Fan Back Chairs by Pietro Costantini in Lacquered Wood and Leather
By Pietro Costantini
Located in San Diego, CA
Set of four tall back Italian chairs by Pietro Costantini, circa 1990s in black lacquer glossy finish and hand stiched black leather seat, solid and sturdy elegant chairs, buyer has ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Wood, Lacquer, Leather

Black Lacquer Oval Drape Back Dining Chairs, Pietro Costantini for Ello Set of 6
By Ello Furniture, Pietro Costantini
Located in Topeka, KS
Incredible set of six black lacquer dining chairs with an oval drape back design by Pietro Costantini for Ello. There are four side chairs and two captain’s or armed chairs. They are...
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Late 20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Pietro Constantini Cherry and Glass Dining Table
By Pietro Costantini
Located in New London, CT
A modern eight foot glass topped dining table by renowned Italian furniture maker Costantini Pietro. With a rather impressive 3/4 inch thick tempered glass top that is extremely clea...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Dining Room Tables

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Cherry, Glass, Ebony

Set of 6 chairs (4 +2) by Pietro Constantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Miami, FL
Italian set of 4 chairs and 2 armchairs by Pietro CONSTANTINI. Measurement: 21"W seat ( idem chair and armchair)
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20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs

Set of Six Vintage Older Pietro Constantini Leather Seat Chairs
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A nice older vintage set of six Pietro Constantini chairs. These have leather seats, some are a little worn and one is a bit discolored, which is pictured. We did not have these re-u...
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20th Century Italian Dining Room Chairs

Set of Six Black Lacquer Side Chairs by Pietro Constantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Glamorous set of six Biedermeier style black lacquer dinning chairs by Italian designer, Pietro Constantini.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Biedermeier Side Chairs

Postmodern Lacquered Burl V Base Glass Top Dining Table Style Costantini, Ello
By Pietro Costantini, Ello Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous Postmodern style dining table with a lacquered burl and inlaid V-shaped base with glass top made in the style of and most likely by Costantini Pietro for Ello. Unfortunately...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Dining Room Tables

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Glass, Lacquer

Set of Six Sculptural Dining Chairs by Pietro Constantini for Ello
By Ello Furniture, Pietro Costantini
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Set of six black lacquered dining chairs designed by Pietro Constantini for Ello Furniture. Circa 1970's. Finished in solid black lacquer. Very good vintage condition with minor sign...
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Vintage 1980s Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern Dining Set Table 6 Chairs Pietro Constantini Ello Italy 1970s
By Pietro Costantini, Ello Furniture
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a lux looking, black lacquer dining set, including table with storage compartment, two armchairs and four side chairs, by Pietro Constantini for Ello, made ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Sets

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Lacquer

Set of Six Sculptural Dining Chairs by Pietro Constantini for Ello
By Ello Furniture, Pietro Costantini
Located in Jacksonville, FL
Set of six black lacquered dining chairs designed by Pietro Constantini for Ello Furniture, circa 1970s. Finish is a glossy deep black stain that allows a hint of wood grain to show ...
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Vintage 1970s Art Deco Dining Room Chairs

Pair of White Murano Glass Vases by Constantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Austin, TX
Pair of Italian handblown Murano white glass vases. Can be purchased individually.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of vases in Murano glass.
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Pair of vases in Murano glass.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Vases

Materials

Murano Glass

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H 15.75 in. Dm 9.85 in.
Set of Eight White Lacquer Gondola Chairs by Pietro Costantini
Located in Pasadena, CA
Elegant set of eight dining chairs lacquered white with a cool red leather seat cushion upholstery from the 1960s. The set includes six side chairs and two captain's chairs. The mid-...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Upholstery, Leather

Contemporary Postmodern Italian Dining Chairs in Charcoal Lacquer Finish
By Pietro Costantini
Located in San Diego, CA
Elegant tall back Italian dining chairs from the Postmodern era in a charcoal lacquer finish with steel accents and black ultra-suede seat cushions. The chairs are solid and sturdy a...
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Early 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Chairs

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Steel

Sleek Pietro Costantini Dining Chairs, Set of Eight
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Pasadena, CA
These architectural chairs by Pietro Costantini for Italian manufacturer Ello feature black lacquered wood frames with molded, saddle stitched leather seats also in black. The set is...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Lacquer, Leather

4 Sculptural Black Lacquer Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini Italy Ello MCM Vtg
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Dayton, OH
4 Sculptural Black Lacquer Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini Italy Ello MCM Vtg Up for consideration is a gorgeous set of 4 sculptural chairs by Pietro Costantini. Finished in a ...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Hardwood, Lacquer

Four Italian Fan Back Chairs by Pietro Costantini in Lacquered Wood and Leather
By Pietro Costantini
Located in San Diego, CA
Set of 4 tall back Italian chairs by Pietro Costantini , circa 1990s in black lacquer glossy finish and hand stiched black leather seat , solid and sturdy elegant chairs , buyer has ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Lacquer, Leather, Wood

Set of Six Memphis Style Italian Chairs in Maple and Leather, Pietro Costantini
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of Pietro Costantini leather and maple dining chairs. An great example of the Memphis design style. Leather seats are in excellent condition and show very little signs of wear. M...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Maple, Leather

Dining Chairs by Pietro Costantini for Ello, 1970s, Set of 6
By Pietro Costantini, Ello Furniture
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Set of six Postmodern clear wooden and beige leather dining chairs designed by Pietro Costantini for Ello. The chairs have a beautiful design and have an elegant bended wooden bac...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Modern Glass Top Dining Table Made in Italy by Pietro Costantini Cherry & Black
By Pietro Costantini, Ello Furniture
Located in Topeka, KS
Amazing modern glass top dining table with cherry and black lacquer base made in Italy by Pietro Costantini. Most likely imported and offered by Ello Furniture although it is not tag...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Metal

Set of Four Costantini Dining Chairs
By Pietro Costantini
Located in Dallas, TX
Set of four Costantini dining chairs. There is some wear due to use, but in overall good condition. Dimensions: 19" wide 18.5" deep 44" tall 19" seat height.
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20th Century Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Wood

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H 44 in. W 19 in. D 18.5 in.
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Costantini Pietro For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal costantini pietro for your home. A costantini pietro — often made from wood, animal skin and leather — can elevate any home. Find 57 options for an antique or vintage costantini pietro now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the costantini pietro you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each costantini pietro bearing Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency or Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made costantini pietro has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Pietro Costantini, Ello and Costantini are consistently popular.

How Much is a Costantini Pietro?

A costantini pietro can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,550, while the lowest priced sells for $375 and the highest can go for as much as $9,995.

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