Pier Luigi Colli Oak Buffet Sideboard, Mid-Century Modern Italy, 1940s-1950s For Sale
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Pier Luigi Colli Oak Buffet Sideboard, Mid-Century Modern Italy, 1940s-1950s


Pier luigi Colli oak sideboard, Mid-Century Modern Italy, 1950s Beautiful oak sideboard. The oak has lovely patina throughout the piece. It is a large-scale sideboard with four doors and architectural details throughout. Amazing oak grain visible throughout the piece. Smoked glass mirrors cover the front doors. The piece is in original vintage condition. 19 inches Deep 93 inches Wide 33 inches High Hays Company/Pier Luigi Colli The firm was founded in Turin in 1850 , as a laboratory that embroidered for the upholstery of armchairs and sofas. The manufactory collaborated with the Martinotti and C.ia furniture manufacturer, Giuseppe and then Luigi Martinotti, who since 1831 produced luxury furniture in style and from the end of the century in the most up-to-date liberty style . At the death of Federico Martinotti, the last male descendant of the family, in the twenties, the widow gave way to Teresa and Maria Colli and the two companies reunited, assuming the name "Colli da 1831" (with the date they referred To the foundation of the firm Martinotti). Then came Pier Luigi Colli (1895-1968), younger brother of the two holders who had attended the courses of the École des arts décoratifs . Pier Luigi Colli, thanks to his close relationship with Paris, imported Lalique glasses and Jean Perzel decor lamps in Turin. The company took care of the real train setup, built by Fiat Ferroviaria and the technical office, led by Pier Luigi Colli, designed and produced the chairs of the Magna University of Turin and the furniture of the Turin seat of the Bank Italy and the Prefecture . In addition to the furniture, the company produced embroidery for coverings and curtains, carpets, lamps with Seguso glasses, door locks and door handles. The company also carried out works designed by external architects: Gio Ponti (partition walls and windows in the Turin headquarters of Vembi), Giovanni Gariboldi (furnishings for the Richard Ginori showroom in Rome), Carlo Mollino (railing of the RAI auditorium and window frames Of the Royal Theater), Domenico Morelli (furniture of the Rai skyscraper); Gabetti and Isola (neoliberty furniture on the stock exchange) Aldo Morbelli (furniture of Fasano jewelery in Via Roma in Turin) . In the most successful times, branches were opened in Milan (corso Matteotti) and Rome ( Piazza di Spagna ), which remained active until the 1950s . At the death of Pier Luigi Colli, his daughter Claudia succeeded him in pursuit of high-quality serial production until the end of the eighties .


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    Overall good original vintage condition.
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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 33 in. x W 93 in. x D 19 in.H 83.82 cm x W 236.22 cm x D 48.26 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
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