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Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

Italian, 1891-1979
Italian, 1891-1979

An architect, furniture and industrial designer and editor, Gio Ponti was arguably the most influential figure in 20th-century Italian modernism.

Ponti (1891–1979) designed thousands of furnishings and products — from cabinets, lamps and chairs to ceramics and coffeemakers — and his buildings, including the brawny Pirelli Tower (1956) in his native Milan, and the castle-like Denver Art Museum (1971), were erected in 14 countries. Through Domus, the magazine he founded in 1928, Ponti brought attention to virtually every significant movement and creator in the spheres of modern art and design.

The questing intelligence Ponti brought to Domus is reflected in his work: as protean as he was prolific, Ponti’s style can’t be pegged to a specific genre. In the 1920s, as artistic director for the Tuscan porcelain maker Richard Ginori, he fused old and new; his ceramic forms were modern, but decorated with motifs from Roman antiquity. In pre-war Italy, modernist design was encouraged, and after the conflict, Ponti — along with designers such as Carlo Mollino, Franco Albini, Marco Zanuso — found a receptive audience for their novel, idiosyncratic work. Ponti’s typical furniture forms from the period, such as the wedge-shaped Distex chair, are simple, gently angular, and colorful; equally elegant and functional. In the 1960s and ’70s, Ponti’s style evolved again as he explored biomorphic shapes, and embraced the expressive, experimental designs of Ettore Sottsass Jr., Joe Colombo and others.

His signature furniture piece — the one by which he is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Germany’s Vitra Design Museum and elsewhere — is the sleek Superleggera chair, produced by Cassina starting in 1957. (The name translates as “superlightweight” — advertisements featured a model lifting it with one finger.) Ponti had a playful side, best shown in a collaboration he began in the late 1940s with the graphic artist Piero Fornasetti. Ponti furnishings were decorated with bright finishes and Fornasetti's whimsical lithographic transfer prints of things such as butterflies, birds or flowers; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts possesses a 1950 secretary from their Architetturra series, which feature case pieces covered in images of building interiors and facades. The grandest project Ponti and Fornasetti undertook, however, lies on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean: the interiors of the luxury liner Andrea Doria, which sank in 1956.

Widely praised retrospectives at the Queens Museum of Art in 2001 and at the Design Museum London in 2002 sparked a renewed interest in Ponti among modern design aficionados. (Marco Romanelli’s monograph written for the London show, offers a fine overview of Ponti’s work.) Today, a wide array of Ponti’s designs are snapped up by savvy collectors who want to give their homes a touch of Italian panache and effortless chic.

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Creator: Gio Ponti
Gio Ponti Large Sideboard in Walnut and Brass for Singer & Sons 1950s Italy
By M. Singer & Sons, Gio Ponti
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
20th-Century sideboard with five doors and inner shelves in walnut veneer with brass handles and keys. Designed by Gio Ponti and manufactured by Singer & Son between the late 1940s ...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Gio Ponti, Pair of Walnut Headboards from Hotel Royal Naples, 1955
By Gio Ponti, Giordano Chiesa
Located in Rome, IT
A pair of headboards by Gio Ponti from the furniture of the Hotel Royal in Naples, 1955. Manufactured by Giordano Chiesa by Dassi. walnut  and metal two tiered shelving, magazine ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Gio Ponti & Emilio Lancia Sideboard in Walnut and Ebony Italian Manufacture 1950
By Emilio Lancia, Gio Ponti
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
A mid-century sideboard with structure in walnut veneer and Macassar ebony wood with brass details, the sideboard presents three doors and six inner shelves. It was designed by Gio...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Ebony, Walnut

1950s Wall Cabinet by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
From the 'Modern by Singer' series for Singer & Sons, early 1950s Rare tall cabinet in walnut, the shelving in the upper section backed by soft white lacquered panels concealing upd...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Gio Ponti, Pair of Fine Cherrywood Headboards from Hotel Royal Naples, 1955
By Giordano Chiesa, Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
A pair of headboards by Gio Ponti from the furniture of the Hotel Royal in Naples, 1955. Manufactured by Giordano Chiesa by Dassi. cherrywood  and metal two tiered shelving, magaz...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Metal

Small Suspended Bookcase Molteni&C by Gio Ponti - D.355.2 - made in Italy
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection is a re-make of the D.355.1 suspended bookshelved by iconic designer Gio Ponti. The D.355.1 hanging bookcase, is an interior complement that...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Gio Ponti Double Dresser Signed M. Singer and Sons Model 2161
By Gio Ponti
Located in San Francisco, CA
Gio Ponti design double dresser for Singer & Sons N.Y. Model 2161. Rare and iconic dresser by one of masters of Italian Mid-Century design incorporating only the highest quality cons...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Gio Ponti Wall Mounted Bar Cabinet with Shelves in Oak Italian Manufacture 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
A rare mid-century wall-mounted bar cabinet with shelves and an openable central panel entirely made in oak wood. Designed by Gio Ponti, Italian Manufacture in the 1950s. Gio...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak

Large Suspended Bookcase Molteni&C by Gio Ponti - D.355.1 - made in Italy
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection is a re-make of the D.355.1 suspended bookshelved by iconic designer Gio Ponti. The D.355.1 hanging bookcase, is an interior complement that...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Sculptural Dresser by Gio Ponti for Singer & Sons
By Gio Ponti, M. Singer & Sons
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous design by the iconic Gio Ponti. Excellent craftsmanship, drawer glides have dovetailed slots and rails. Created out of Walnut with Oak being the secondary wood. In excellent...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Oak, Walnut

Large Chest of Drawers in Italian Walnut Molteni&C by Gio Ponti - D.655.1
By Molteni & C, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, this chest of drawers is a re-make of the D.655.1 design by iconic designer Gio Ponti. Marked by hand painted white drawer fronts with appl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Elm, Wood

Pair of Gio Ponti Wardrobe Doors from the Hotel Royal, Naples, 1955
By Gio Ponti, Giordano Chiesa
Located in Rome, IT
Rare pair of Gio Ponti wardrobe doors, 1955 from the furniture of the Hotel Royal, Naples manufactured by Giordano Chiesa and produced by Dassi Lissone mirrors on the verso walnu...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Gio Ponti Exceptional Asymmetric Cabinet in Mahogany, Glass, Skai, Italy 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti (1891 - 1979) An exceptional and rare asymmetrical credenza by modernist master Gio Ponti, in mahogany with five drawers angled subtly outwards, a glass writing desk, pol...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Small Chest of Drawers in Italian Walnut Molteni&C by Gio Ponti -D.655.2
By Molteni & C, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, this chest of drawers is a re-make of the D.655.1 designed in several version in the period of 1952-1955 by iconic designer Gio Ponti. Mark...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Elm, Wood

Pair of Gio Ponti Chests for Singer & Sons, Model 2129, circa 1955
By Gio Ponti
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Gio Ponti Chests for Singer & Sons, model 2129, circa 1955. Exceptional original vintage pair of Gio Ponti designed chests. Labeled M. Singer to drawer interior. Each having ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Gio Ponti Classic 3 Door Credenza in Walnut 1950s
By Gio Ponti, M. Singer & Sons
Located in New York, NY
3 Door credenza model 2160 in walnut with raised panels on doors and tapering legs by Gio Ponti for M.Singer & Sons, American 1950's. The interior is beautifully outfitted. Refere...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

1950s Italian Beechwood Desk in the Manner of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in London, GB
1950s Italian beechwood desk in the manner of Gio Ponti This very rare and beautiful desk features a shaped top inset with a green laminate writing surface, which sits above rec...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Beech

Gio Ponti Office Desk in Walnut and Laminate for BNL by Schirolly 1950s Italy
By Gio Ponti, Schirolli
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Executive desk with two frontal drawers, with structure in walnut wood, top in laminate and brass details (handles and feet) designed by Gio Ponti for the offices of BNL (Banca Nazio...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Important Desk by Gio Ponti for the offices of Fontana Arte.
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Important desk designed by Gio Ponti. Produced by Dassi. Measures: L 79” x W 34.5”x H 30.5” Mahogany, glass and brass (brass sabots are adjustable) 1949, Italy Letters of aut...
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1940s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Cabinet Model 2160 by Gio Ponti for Singer & Sons
By Gio Ponti
Located in Dallas, TX
Cabinet model 2160 designed by Gio Ponti for Singer & Sons, 1950. Cabinet features three doors concealing 4 drawers and one adjustable shelf.. Signed with decal manufacturer's label ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Gio Ponti Bookcases, Unique Piece, Italy, circa 1940
By Fontana Arte, Gio Ponti
Located in Dubai, AE
Gio Ponti Library from the private residence of an Italian collector A certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti archives is provided. Walnut, silk, glass Handles by Fontana Ar...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Fabric, Walnut, Lacquer

Hanging Bar Unit by Gio Ponti, 1930
By Gio Ponti
Located in Berlin, DE
Bar wall unit for the wall made of wood with walnut veneer, glass and mirror inside Dimensions / H. 61cm W. 200cm D. 27cm Design / Gio Ponti 1930.    
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1930s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Walnut, Mirror, Wood

Gio Ponti Walnut Commode for Singer & Sons
By Gio Ponti
Located in San Francisco, CA
Gio Ponti design four-drawer walnut commode for Singer & Sons, Italy. The legs had been reduced in height so I had them professionally remade in the exact size and shape. The case an...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

White Suspended Bookcase Molteni&C by Gio Ponti - D.357.2 - made in Italy
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection the D.357.2 suspended bookcase by Gio Ponti is a remake of part of the furniture of Gio Ponti's private house site in Via Dezza in Milan. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Hand Painted White Bookcase Molteni&C by Gio Ponti - D.357.1 - made in Italy
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Moleni&C Heritage collection the D.357.1 bookcase by Gio Ponti is a remake of part of the furniture of Gio Ponti's private house located in Via Dezza in Milan. This re-ed...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Gio Ponti Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Rare partners desk by Gio Ponti. Rationalist desk from a small group created for the offices at Vetrocoke Glass Company. Incised walnut with 3 drawers on each side. Thick inset glass...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

Gio Ponti, Rare Dresser, Walnut, for Singer & Sons, America, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, M. Singer & Sons
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An iconic and rare double dresser / cabinet. Designed by Gio Ponti in his signature style where the grips of the drawers form a highly modernist ornamentation. Production of studio-l...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Italian Modern Walnut Cabinet by Gio Ponti for M. Singer & Sons
By Gio Ponti, M. Singer & Sons
Located in Hollywood, FL
Italian Modern 2-Tier Cabinet by Gio Ponti for M. Singer & Sons. Three-door cabinet with interior double-wide drawers. One door opens to reveal open shelf storage. Up top is a floati...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Walnut

Rare Italian Rosewood Gio Ponti Style Brass and Mirror Back Bar
By Gio Ponti
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Epic, 1950s rosewood and brass front and backbar that is a rare representation of Gio Ponti craftsmanship. The piece has the finest lines and gorgeous rosewood in original condition.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Rosewood

Gio Ponti Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant desk by Gio Ponti for Banca Nazionale del Lavoro. (The labor offices for the National Bank). One of the best examples of Gio Ponti listed for sale. Original coloring and fant...
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1950s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

3-Drawer Desk / Dressing Table by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Mahogany & brass. 4 tapered legs, side cutouts, brass drawer pulls & wraps at the feet. Pulls are not original to the piece and have been replaced more recently. Wood has been recent...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Italian Modern 12 Drawer Walnut Dresser, Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hollywood, FL
An Italian Modern 12 drawer dresser by Gio ponti For Singer & Sons... of Walnut, rectangular in shape, with alternating composition. Sitting upon a fruitwood base with splayed legs ...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Gio Ponti Four Drawer Dresser for Singer & Sons
By M. Singer & Sons, Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stunning walnut dresser by Gio Ponti for Singer & Sons, c.1950s, Italy is an exquisite example of mid-century craftsmanship. This piece features modernist geometric walnut drawe...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Gio Ponti Chest with Mirror
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hingham, MA
Gio Ponti long cabinet of six drawers standing on four legs which themselves are integral to the case. Dresser has silvered reverse painted glass top and is surmounted with a large r...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Ash

Midcentury Monumental Cabinet by Gio Ponti, Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1950s. It features parchment panels and it is made in a rare exotic wood. Its bar part features mirrored glass interiors. This cabinet has been certified by Gio Ponti archive. It is ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Italian Modern Walnut and Brass Executive Desk, Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hollywood, FL
The rectangular top with rounded edges above drawer cabinets each with two drawers, flanking angled geometric legs terminating in brass sabots. Comes with certificate of authenticity...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

Gio Ponti Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti custom eight-drawer desk. From a small edition created for administrative offices in Forli, Italy. Blonde wood desk with red linoleum top, shingled drawer faces and brass...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

Gio Ponti Cabinet
By M. Singer & Sons, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Rare three-door floating cabinet by Gio Ponti for M. Singer & Sons. Mahogany cabinet raised on tapering legs. Three knife-edge doors set into a bevelled frame. Interior drawers and ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Gio Ponti, Rare Asymmetric Sideboard Mahogany Glass Vinyl Brass, Italy, 1950s
By Dassi, Gio Ponti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare, asymmetric modernist sideboard by Gio Ponti. Most likely produced by Dassi, Italy. in Mahogany and brass, with original glass, original light green vinyl, and original key. S...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Gio Ponti Double Dresser Low Chest Signed M. Singer and Sons Model 2161
By Gio Ponti
Located in Stamford, CT
Gio Ponti double dresser / chest labeled singer and Sons Model 2161 An iconic and rare double dresser / cabinet. Designed by Gio Ponti in his signature style where the grips of the d...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Gio Ponti Four-Drawer Dresser Chest with M. Singer and Sons Label
By Gio Ponti
Located in Stamford, CT
Gio Ponti four-drawer dresser chest bearing the Singer and Sons label. Model 2129. Exceptional original Gio Ponti designed chest. Having the signature Gio Ponti applied geometric woo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Gio Ponti Italian Post-War Rosewood & Mahogany Cabinet
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Italian Post-War Design (1950s) rosewood and mahogany wall unit bar with 3 lower commodes and upper cabinet decorative tiles on white lacquered doors and a large mirror (att: GIO PON...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mirror, Lacquer, Rosewood, Mahogany

Fine Gio Ponti Fruitwood and Leather Dwarf Bookcase
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hollywood, FL
The red leather top with three shelves flanked by fruitwood sides terminating in brass caps-from the university of turin-sold with "Certificate of Authenticity" from the ponti archiv...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Leather

Gio Ponti, Rare Double Dresser, Walnut, for Singer & Sons, America, 1950s
By M. Singer & Sons, Gio Ponti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An iconic and rare double dresser / cabinet. Designed by Gio Ponti in his signature style where the grips of the drawers form a highly modernist ornamentation. Production of studio-l...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Gio Ponti case pieces and storage cabinets for sale on 1stDibs

Case pieces and storage cabinets by Gio Ponti are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Gio Ponti case pieces and storage cabinets, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 38 vintage editions of these items, while there are 6 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original case pieces and storage cabinets by Gio Ponti were created in Italy during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider case pieces and storage cabinets by Ico Parisi, Gianfranco Frattini and Franco Albini if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Gio Ponti case pieces and storage cabinets can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $3,720 and tops out at $229,789, while pieces like these can sell for $31,000 on average.

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