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Gabriella Crespi Furniture

Gabriella Crespi (Italy, b. 1922)

Bronze discs that open up like clamshells for storage and fold back in to become side tables. Sleek cubes barely suspended off the ground that transform into full-size dining tables. Clean-lined boxes that contain multilevel shelving. Looking at the work of Italian designer Gabriella Crespi, born in 1922 and still producing furniture in her Milan studio, it’s hard to believe that many of these highly functional pieces — modernist Rubik’s Cubes of materials, colors and ergonomics — were created decades ago.

     Among her best-known creations, the bronze Ellisse table, 1976, and her bronze-and-lacquer Yang-Yin bar, 1979, encapsulate a designer who had a strong dualism in her vision, mixing humble and precious materials, for instance, or creating geometric shapes that were softened by sensual surfaces. Crespi began studying architecture in 1944 at the Politecnico, in Milan, where she was among just a handful of women, and became profoundly influenced by the work of Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. After getting married and having children, she launched her own collections, from jewelry to furniture, and soon gained a loyal following, with design houses such as Maison Dior snapping pieces up for their own lines.

     She began work on her most iconic collection, “Plurimi,” in the late 1960s, and the series — including her Dama table, which plays on the themes of volume, light and adaptability that Crespi has explored throughout her career — flourished through the 1970s and early ’80s. Then there is her famed Z desk, from a mid-1970s series, which manages to be both stylish and humorous, looking like it’s ready to leap off the floor at any moment. Well-born and beautiful, Crespi garnered attention among the jet set. She was a muse to Valentino, and her pieces appeared in the homes of Princess Grace of Monaco, the Shah of Iran and Greek shipping magnate George Livanos. In 1987, with her children now adults, the designer surprised everyone when she moved to the foot of the Indian Himalayas to study with the guru Sri Muniraj. This turned into a 20-year self-imposed exile that, if anything, made her pieces even more sought-after by collectors. Read more in Introspective magazine

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Gabriella Crespi Vintage Brass Nickel Plexiglass Chandelier Pendant Fungo, 1970s
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vienna, AT
We proudly present a vintage chandelier or pendant Fungo, which was designed by Gabriella Crespi, 1970s, Italy. Gabriella Crespi (1922-2017) Gabriella Crespi presented her collecti...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass, Nickel

Vintage Chairs 1960 in G.Crespi Style Transformed, Draga&Aurel 21st Century Fur
By Draga & Aurel, Gabriella Crespi
Located in Como, IT
Dialoghi Mimetici collection by Draga&Aurel: Original Italian 1960 chair in Gabriella Crespi style. Structure in bamboo. Upholstery in second-hand Mongolia furs. Brass details. Co...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Fur, Bamboo

Vintage Chairs 1960 in G.Crespi Style Trasformed by Draga&Aurel 21st Century Fur
By Gabriella Crespi, Draga & Aurel
Located in Como, IT
Dialoghi Mimetici collection by Draga&Aurel: Original Italian 1960 chair in Gabriella Crespi style. Structure in bamboo. Upholstery in second-hand Mongolia furs. Brass details. Co...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Bamboo, Fur

Gabriella Crespi "Rising Sun" Dining Table, Italy, 1970s
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Miami, FL
House of the Rising Sun collection dining table rendered in rattan and brass designed by Gabriella Crespi, signed and documented, Italy, 1970s. Provenance; private estate in Venezue...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Gabriella Crespi "Rising Sun" Mirror, Italy, 1970s
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Miami, FL
House of the Rising Sun collection console or wall mirror rendered in rattan, brass, and mirror glass designed by Gabriella Crespi, documented, Italy, 1970s Provenance; private esta...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Caleidoscopio Floor Lamp by Gabriella Crespi
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Milan, IT
Caleidoscopio floor lamp by Gabriella Crespi. Italy, circa 1970 Signed and numbered exemplar. Example provided with certificate of authenticity released by Archivio Gabriella Crespi....
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Caleidoscopio floor lamp by Gabriella Crespi
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Milan, IT
Caleidoscopio floor lamp by Gabriella Crespi, Italy, circa 1970. Signed and numbered exemplar. Example provided with certificate of authenticity released by Archivio Gabriella Crespi...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

'Scudo' Wall Lamps by Gabriella Crespi
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Milan, IT
'Scudo' wall lamps by Gabriella Crespi. Italy, 1976. Examples provided with “Certificate of Authenticity” released by Archivio Gabriella Crespi. Brass. Measures: 38 x 19 x H 58 cm. 1...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Vintage Chairs 1960 in G.Crespi Style Transformed, Draga&Aurel 21st Century fur
By Gabriella Crespi, Draga & Aurel
Located in Como, IT
Dialoghi Mimetici collection by Draga&Aurel: Original Italian 1960 chair in Gabriella Crespi style. Structure in bamboo. Upholstery in second-hand Mongolia furs. Brass details. Co...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Fur, Bamboo

Gabriella Crespi Midcentury Lucite Plexiglass, Chromed Metal Italian Box, 1970s
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Roma, IT
Wonderful Gabriella Crespi signed and midcentury Lucite plexiglass, polished chromed metal box. This amazing item was made in Italy during 1970s. This box is cylindrical with Luci...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Chrome

Iconic Fungo Floor Lamp by Gabriella Crespi
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in London, GB
One of the most iconic Gabriella Crespi designs, the Fungo lamp is made in brass and acrylic. This piece is especially rare due to the presence of the artist's signature engraved bot...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Magnifying Glass by Gabriella Crespi
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Magnifying glass with bronze deer by Gabriella Crespi Italy, 1970 Chip on the glass.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Bronze

Table Lamp by Gabriella Crespi, Italy , 1970's
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in New York, NY
Lucite pyramid mounted to an angled base of patinated brass. Signed on the base. OUR REFERENCE N8738    
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1970s Italian Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Elegant Pair of Wall Lights Signed Gabriella Crespi
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Brass and white Lucite sconces by Gabriella Crespi. Signed.
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Gabriella Crespi Table Lamp in Ceramic and Golden Brass, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Naples, IT
Ceramic lamp and golden brass by Gabriella Crespi, (engraved signature). Italy, circa 1970. Measures: Base 24 x 24 cm.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

1970s Potpourri Holder in Gilt Metal with Real Ostrich Egg by Christian Dior
By Gabriella Crespi, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
A 1970s potpourri holder in gilt metal mounted with real ostrich egg centre by Christian Dior Home, designed by Gabriella Crespi who designed for Christian Dior home between 1960s-19...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Metal

Italian Black Ceramic and Chromed Brass Table Lamp by Gabriella Crespi, 1970s
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian black ceramic and chromed brass table lamp by Gabriella Crespi, 1970s Gabriella Crespi black ceramic lamp with chromed brass band and black nappa lampshade and white silk in...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Rare Pair of Gabriella Crespi "Struzzo" Lamps with Real Ostrich Egg Bodies
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in London, GB
A rare pair of Gabriella Crespi "Struzzo" lamps from her "Animali" series with real ostrich egg centres and gilt metal surrounds. Mounted on circular Lucite base and signed on the gi...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Metal, Brass

Gabriella Crespi Rare and Exceptional Large "Caleidoscopo" Table Lamp, 1974
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in New York, NY
Rare and Exceptional large “Caleidoscopo” (“Kaleidoscope”) table lamp in brushed stainless steel and white plexiglass by Gabriella Crespi, Italy 1974 (signed "Gabriella Crespi" on sh...
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Signed Gabriella Crespi Desk Accessories
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Munich, DE
Signed Gabriella Crespi desk accessories, brass and acrylic.
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1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Acrylic

Gabriella Crespi Box / Signed
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Munich, DE
Rare signed piece by Gabriella Crespi.
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1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Metal

Gabriella Crespi Ellisse Brass Coffee Table, 1976
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Miami, FL
An Ellisse brass coffee table by Gabriella Cespi. From her celebrated and iconic Plurimi series. Oval brass shape with 2 retractable elliptical tops in brass as well. Extends from 51...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Gabriella Crespi Vase 1955 Brass Bamboo Signed Crespi Gabriella, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Milano, IT
Gabriella Crespi vase 1955 brass bamboo signed Gabriella Crespi Italy, measures: Heights 40 cm and 29 cm.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Iconic Gabriella Crespi Modernist Squared Ashtray, Italy, circa 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A rare metal ashtray also usable as a frame signed Gabriella Crespi illustrious Italian designer. The ashtray consists of a metal square and two glass plates. The two plates are scre...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Metal

Set of 8 Gabriella Crespi "Rising Sun" Bamboo Dining Chairs
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in East Hampton, NY
Great original vintage condition, this set has 6 armless chairs and 2 host and hostess armed chairs. Of the 8 chairs 5 have the brass Gabriella Crespi signature plaque on the back (s...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Bamboo

Set of 6 Gabriella Crespi "Rising Sun" Bamboo Dining Chairs
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in East Hampton, NY
Great original vintage condition, this set has 6 armless chairs. Of the 6 chairs 3 have the brass Gabriella Crespi signature plaque on the back (see detail images). The design is fro...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Bamboo

Set of 12 Gabriella Crespi "Rising Sun" Bamboo Dining Chairs
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in East Hampton, NY
Great original vintage condition, this set has 10 armless chairs and 2 host & hostess armed chairs. Of the 12 chairs 7 have the brass Gabriella Crespi signature plaque on the back (s...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Bamboo

Eight Gabriella Crespi "Rising Sun" Bamboo Dining Chairs
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in East Hampton, NY
Set of eight bamboo dining chairs, each retain a metal Gabriella Crespi tag. We also have a set of ten additional finish chairs with white leatherette upholstery. Note: This is lo...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Bamboo

Steel and Leather Box by Gabriella Crespi
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Hudson, NY
Chic leather box with steel accents. Top slides to reveal interior. Signed.
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1960s Italian Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Leather

Gabriella Crespi Golden Gold-Plated Wine Cups
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Munich, DE
Gorgeous detailed gold-plated bronze wine cup sculptures by Gabriella Crespi from the 1970s. Signed on the bottom. This piece is in excellent condition.  
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1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Gold Plate

Set of Three Vases by Gabriella Crespi, 1970s
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in New York, NY
Gabriella Crespi (1922-2017) Set of three modernist bud vases Silvered brass and glass, Signed on base . Italy, 1970s Dimensions: 7 H x 2.5 diameter Priced and sold as a set.  
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Gabriella Crespi Unique and Important "Punto '83" Table 1982
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in New York, NY
Important "Punto '83" table in stainless steel with steel mesh tabletop with adjustable height and movable petals by Gabriella Crespi, Italy, 1982. "Punto '83" was created for Milan’...
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1980s Italian Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Gabriella Crespi Centerpiece Bowl
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Hudson, NY
Polished steel and copper, stamped "Gabriella Crespi Breva".
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1970s Italian Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Copper

Gabriella Crespi Steel and Copper Charger
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Hudson, NY
Large charger or tray is in beautiful original condition. Stamped "Gabriella Crespi Breva".
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1970s Italian Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Copper

Gabriella Crespi, Chandelier, Signed, circa 1975, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Gabriella Crespi, Chandelier, Brass and Perpex, Signed, circa 1975, Italy. Measures: Height 75 cm, diameter 74 cm.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Real Turtle Shell Box Silver Sculpture, 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Naples, IT
Rare signed Gabriella Crespi real turtle shell box combined with silver sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Silver

Gabriella Crespi "Mouflon" model cachepot. Milan, 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Naples, IT
Cachepot "Mouflon" model by Gabriella Crespi. Embossed silver, hand chiseled. Signed incussion under the base "Gabriella Crespi".
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Silver

Gabriella Crespi Pheasant Sculpture, Italy, 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Naples, IT
Rare pheasant sculpture signed Gabriella Crespi with a Murano glass egg, made in Italy, in the 1970s.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Silver Plate

Elegant Pheasant Signed Gabriella Crespi
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Stunning gilded pheasant with ostrich egg signed Gabriella Crespi.
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Metal

Gabriella Crespi Brass Picture Frame, Signed
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Hudson, NY
Small, handsome brass frame from the illustrious Italian designer. Signed.
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1970s Italian Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Gabriella Crespi Pot Brass Plexiglass Wood, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Milano, IT
Gabriella Crespi pot brass plexiglass wood, Italy.
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1960s Italian Other Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Rare Oval Brass Bar by Gabriella Crespi
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Extraordinary oval brass bar designed by Gabriella Crespi in 1976. From series Menhir. Black laminated wood inside, shelves inside the door. Excellent condition. It comes with ce...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Gabriella Crespi Brass Pill Cigarette Card Box Italian 1970's
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in New York, NY
Gabriella Crespi Brass Pill Cigarette Card Box Italian 1970's 4.4 inches wide on each side .3 inches deep Born in 1922, Gabriella Crespi studies architecture at the Politecnic...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Gabriella Crespi Stainless Steel Photo Frame, Italy, 1960
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Milano, IT
Gabriella Crespi stainless steel photo frame, Italy, 1960.
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1960s Italian Other Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Metal

Signed Gabriella Crespi, Box Lucite and Chromed Metal, Plexiglass, Italy, 1970s
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Roma, IT
Your chance to own a little Gabriella Crespi! This elegant signed and polished chrome box, Italy, 1970s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Chrome

Gabriella Crespi Ostrich Sculpture, Italy, 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Munich, DE
Rare signed Gabriella Crespi ostrich sculpture with a Murano blown glass egg inside, made in Italy, 1970s.      
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1970s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Silver Plate

Gabriella Crespi 1970s Silver Plate Sewing Egg Box
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Atlanta, GA
Exquisite 1970s silver plate sewing box by Italian designer Gabriella Crespi (1922 - 2017). Streamline egg shape opening in two with almost complete interior inserts. Monogram "LBB" ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Metal, Silver Plate

Gabriella Crespi Decorative Box
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in North Miami, FL
Minimalist decorative Lucite and brass box by Gabriella Crespi. Signed on the brass.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Gabriella Crespi, Tray Table, Signed, circa 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Gabriella Crespi, Tray table, Painted wood, brass, Signed, circa 1970. Measures: Height 50 cm, width 62 cm, depth 38.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Christian Dior, Gabriella Crespi Silver Plated Rhyton Pitcher Jug & Stirrup Cups
By Christian Dior, Gabriella Crespi
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning silver plated suite of very rare and collectable table ware to include a Rhyton Pitcher jug and two stirrup cups by Gabriella Crespi ...
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1960s Italian International Style Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Silver Plate

Center Table by Gabriella Crespi, Italy, circa 1973
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in New York, NY
Hexagonal brass structure, the top inlaid with clear glass pieces. The table can be separated in two halves and be used as consoles. Model “Puzzle” from the Series Plurimi. "Certific...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi Real Turtle Shell Box Silver Sculpture, 1970
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Vis, NL
Rare Signed Gabriella Crespi real turtle shell box combined with silver sculpture. 1970s, made in Italy. This piece is in near excellent condition with ageing wear on the shel...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Silver

Gabriella Crespi Baby Cot Rusing Sun, 1975, Malacca Canes and Brass
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Pambio Noranco, CH
Gabriella Crespi original baby cot, designed between the 1973 and the 1975, produce in the 1975. Made in Italy, only 2 pieces were made and the second one currently missing. Expose ...
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1970s Italian British Colonial Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Gabriella Crespi, Pair of Shelves, Rattan and Iron, circa 1950, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Gabriella Crespi, Pair of shelves, rattan and iron, circa 1950, Italy. Measures: Width 55 cm, depth 26.5 cm, height 5.5 cm.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Iron

Gabriella Crespi Signed Wall Appliques, Pair
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in East Hampton, NY
Rare pair of original ribbed acrylic and brass trim frame large wall sconces; These wall lights are designed by Gabriella Crespi in the 1970s, and they are signed to brass frame.
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1970s Italian Art Deco Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Signed Gabriella Crespi Rattan Collapsible Tray Tables, Pair
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in East Hampton, NY
Collapsible side tables in wicker and rattan, designed by Gabriella Crespi in 1970s and sold exclusively through her boutiques. Crespi stopped designing after ten years of a successf...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Signed Brass Box by Gabriella Crespi, 1970s, Italy
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Rome, IT
Brass box made by the Italian designer Gabriella Crespi, signature engraved on the bottom. Italy, circa 1970. The photos show the brass condition, fair considering its age.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

Gilt Brass Mirror by Gabriella Crespi, 1971
By Gabriella Crespi
Located in Paris, FR
Gilt brass table mirror by Gabriella Crespi, 1971. Rectangular brass shape opening with Crespi typical double half moon shape on the mirror. Ref: Casa Vogue magazine, Crespi advert...
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1970s Italian Vintage Gabriella Crespi Furniture

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Brass

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