Settee, ca. 1900
Ebonised and gilded mahogany, bevelled glass and original velvet
Probably made by William Booty, London
h. 203,5 cm - w. 158 cm - d. 60 cm
PROVENANCE : Italian private collection - Cambi Auction, Milan, 23rd March 2020, lot 5.
EXHIBITED : This settee is identical to the one presented at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Quarti showed a complete salotto in the Italian Section on the Esplanade des Invalides and was awarded a Grand Prix. The same salotto was presumably shown at the 1902 International Exhibition in Turin.
SIMILAR PIECES : The settee shown in Paris and Turin is now in the collection of the Fondazione Chiara e Francesco Carraro in Venice.
LITERATURE : ‘Die Architektur der Internationalen Ausstellung für moderne dekorative Kunst in Turin 1902’, in Architektonische Rundschau : Skizzenblätter aus allen Geieten der Baukunst, volume 18, 1902, page 86.