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Italian Mid-Century Modern Bamboo and Rattan Bar / Serving Cart by Franco Albini

About the Item

Rare and important Italian Mid-Century Modern rattan and glass bar or serving cart by Franco Albini. The piece is unique in linking traditional materials (rattan, bamboo) with an open, transparent aesthetic reflective of modernism. The stunning, slatted rattan structure is arranged symmetrically in a sober, linear pattern and the open spacing allows light and vision to pass through it in sober, but dramatic pattern. The serving cart is entirely functional. It is double level and has a bottle rack / basket unique to the piece. Overall, it is an exquisite piece of Modern Craftsmanship. The condition is overall very good.
  • Creator:
    Franco Albini (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31.5 in (80.01 cm)Width: 18 in (45.72 cm)Depth: 37 in (93.98 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1950
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: AL861stDibs: LU793528955002

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