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Art & Design

Thu, Sep 15, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1

Carlo Bugatti Parchment Rocking Chair

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

With drawn line decoration, a protective plexiglass cover for the seat and a curved base. Signed in ink: 'Bugatti' on the inner right support.

35 x 16 3/4 x 21 1/4 in., height of seat 16 1/4 in.

Note: Bugatti's work was often decorated with applied materials recalling the Syrian, Moorish and Byzantine traditions. This chair is a departure in its simplicity. A similarly simple chaise à bascule (rocking chair), dated circa 1905, was sold in Sotheby's Paris Important Design: from Noguchi to Lalanne on 26 May, 2021, lot 73. 


In worn condition with the parchment peeling back and torn on the back and seat. The ink drawing faded and incomplete. Otherwise the frame structurally sound.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.