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Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

Gio Ponti (Italy, 1891–1979)
Gio Ponti (Italy, 1891–1979)

An architect, furniture and industrial designer and editor, Gio Ponti was arguably the most influential figure in 20th-century Italian modernism.

Ponti (1891–1979) designed thousands of furnishings and products — from cabinets, lamps and chairs to ceramics and coffeemakers — and his buildings, including the brawny Pirelli Tower (1956) in his native Milan, and the castle-like Denver Art Museum (1971), were erected in 14 countries. Through Domus, the magazine he founded in 1928, Ponti brought attention to virtually every significant movement and creator in the spheres of modern art and design.

The questing intelligence Ponti brought to Domus is reflected in his work: as protean as he was prolific, Ponti’s style can’t be pegged to a specific genre. In the 1920s, as artistic director for the Tuscan porcelain maker Richard Ginori, he fused old and new; his ceramic forms were modern, but decorated with motifs from Roman antiquity. In pre-war Italy, modernist design was encouraged, and after the conflict, Ponti — along with designers such as Carlo Mollino, Franco Albini, Marco Zanuso — found a receptive audience for their novel, idiosyncratic work. Ponti’s typical furniture forms from the period, such as the wedge-shaped Distex chair, are simple, gently angular, and colorful; equally elegant and functional. In the 1960s and ’70s, Ponti’s style evolved again as he explored biomorphic shapes, and embraced the expressive, experimental designs of Ettore Sottsass Jr., Joe Colombo and others.

His signature furniture piece — the one by which he is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Germany’s Vitra Design Museum and elsewhere — is the sleek Superleggera chair, produced by Cassina starting in 1957. (The name translates as “superlightweight” — advertisements featured a model lifting it with one finger.) Ponti had a playful side, best shown in a collaboration he began in the late 1940s with the graphic artist Piero Fornasetti. Ponti furnishings were decorated with bright finishes and Fornasetti's whimsical lithographic transfer prints of things such as butterflies, birds or flowers; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts possesses a 1950 secretary from their Architetturra series, which feature case pieces covered in images of building interiors and facades. The grandest project Ponti and Fornasetti undertook, however, lies on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean: the interiors of the luxury liner Andrea Doria, which sank in 1956.

Widely praised retrospectives at the Queens Museum of Art in 2001 and at the Design Museum London in 2002 sparked a renewed interest in Ponti among modern design aficionados. (Marco Romanelli’s monograph written for the London show, offers a fine overview of Ponti’s work.) Today, a wide array of Ponti’s designs are snapped up by savvy collectors who want to give their homes a touch of Italian panache and effortless chic.

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Gio Ponti, Rare Dresser, Walnut, for Singer & Sons, America, 1950s
By M. Singer & Sons, Gio Ponti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An iconic and rare double dresser / cabinet. Designed by Gio Ponti in his signature style where the grips of the drawers form a highly modernist ornamentation. Production of studio-l...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Gio Ponti, Rare Double Dresser, Walnut, for Singer & Sons, America, 1950s
By M. Singer & Sons, Gio Ponti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An iconic and rare double dresser / cabinet. Designed by Gio Ponti in his signature style where the grips of the drawers form a highly modernist ornamentation. Production of studio-l...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Gio Ponti Set of Two Side Tables with Shelves in Walnut Schirolli, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Schirolli
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Set of two side tables with shelves or little bookcases in walnut wood, designed by Gio Ponti for Schirolli 1950s, Italy. Dimensions: 50 x 50 x 30 cm (each).
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Gio Ponti Wooden Desk from the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Italy, 1950
By Gio Ponti, Schirolli
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Exquisite executive desk designed by Gio Ponti and produced by Schirolli for Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in the mid-1950s. Walnut desks with Formica tops and brass handles.   
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Gio Ponti Five Doors Sideboard in Walnut and Mahogany for Singer & Sons, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, M. Singer & Sons
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
20th-century sideboard by Gio Ponti with five doors in walnut veneer with mahogany interior, brass handles, and keys. Production date end of 1940 beginning of 1950. Accompanied by t...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Molteni&C D.655.1 Large Chest of Drawers in Italian Walnut by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, this chest of drawers is a re-make of the D.655.1 designe in several version in the period of 1952-1955 by iconic designer Gio Ponti. Marke...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Elm

Molteni&C D.655.2 Small Chest of Drawers in Italian Walnut by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection, this chest of drawers is a re-make of the D.655.1 designed in several version in the period of 1952-1955 by iconic designer Gio Ponti. Mark...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Elm

Molteni&C D.357.2 Suspended Bookcase in Hand Painted White by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Moleni&C Heritage Collection the D.357.2 suspended bookcase by Gio Ponti is a remake of part of the furniture of Gio Ponti's private house ni Via Dezza in Milan. This re-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Molteni&C D.357.1 Bookcase in Hand Painted White by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Moleni&C Heritage collection the D.357.1 bookcase by Gio Ponti is a remake of part of the furniture of Gio Ponti's private house ni Via Dezza in Milan. This re-edition is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Molteni&C D.355.1 Large Suspended Bookcase Shelf in White by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage Collection is a re-make of the D.355.1 suspended bookshelved by iconic designer Gio Ponti. The D.355.1 hanging bookcase, is an interior complement that...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Molteni&C D.355.2 Small Suspended Bookcase Shelf in White by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Molteni & C
Located in New York, NY
Part of the Molteni&C Heritage collection is a re-make of the D.355.1 suspended bookshelved by iconic designer Gio Ponti. The D.355.1 hanging bookcase, is an interior complement that...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Gio Ponti Bookcases, Unique Piece, Italy, circa 1940
By Gio Ponti, Fontana Arte
Located in Beirut, LB
Gio Ponti Library from the private residence of an Italian collector A certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti archives is provided. Walnut, silk, glass Handles by Fontana Ar...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Fabric, Walnut, Lacquer

Important Desk by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Important desk designed by Gio Ponti. Produced by Dassi. Measures: L 79” x W 34.5”x H 30.5” Mahogany, glass and brass (brass sabots are adjustable) 1949, Italy Letters of aut...
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1940s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Gio Ponti Cabinet
By M. Singer & Sons, Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Rare 3-door cabinet designed by Gio Ponti. Produced for M. Singer & Sons, model # 2160. Walnut cabinet featuring 3 front doors with knife-edge detailing, raised on tapering legs. 2 d...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Midcentury Monumental Cabinet by Gio Ponti, Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1950s. It features parchment panels and it is made in a rare exotic wood. Its bar part features mirrored glass interiors. This cabinet has been certified by Gio Ponti archive. It is ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Gio Ponti Exceptional Asymmetric Cabinet in Mahogany, Glass, Skai, Italy 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti (1891 - 1979) An exceptional and rare asymmetrical credenza by modernist master Gio Ponti, in mahogany with five drawers angled subtly outwards, a glass writing desk, pol...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Gio Ponti Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Rare partners desk by Gio Ponti. Rationalist desk from a small group created for the offices at Vetrocoke Glass Company. Incised walnut with 3 drawers on each side. Thick inset glass...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Wood

Gio Ponti Four-Drawer Dresser Chest with M. Singer and Sons Label
By Gio Ponti
Located in Stamford, CT
Gio Ponti four-drawer dresser chest bearing the Singer and Sons label. Model 2129. Exceptional original Gio Ponti designed chest. Having the signature Gio Ponti applied geometric woo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Gio Ponti Double Dresser Low Chest Signed M. Singer and Sons Model 2161
By Gio Ponti
Located in Stamford, CT
Gio Ponti double dresser / chest labeled singer and Sons Model 2161 An iconic and rare double dresser / cabinet. Designed by Gio Ponti in his signature style where the grips of the d...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Pair of Gio Ponti Wardrobe Doors from the Hotel Royal, Naples, 1955
By Gio Ponti, Giordano Chiesa
Located in Rome, IT
Rare pair of Gio Ponti wardrobe doors, 1955 from the furniture of the Hotel Royal, Naples manufactured by Giordano Chiesa and produced by Dassi Lissone mirrors on the verso walnu...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Gio Ponti Parchment Desk or Secretaire
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti secretary. Italy, circa 1938. Vellum over wood, Italian walnut, lacquered wood, brass . Secretary features two drawers and a drop-front writing surface concealing storage. ...
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1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Parchment Paper, Pine

Pair of Gio Ponti Chests for Singer & Sons, Model 2129, circa 1955
By Gio Ponti
Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of Gio Ponti Chests for Singer & Sons, model 2129, circa 1955. Exceptional original vintage pair of Gio Ponti designed chests. Labeled M. Singer to drawer interior. Each having ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Gio Ponti Briarwood Bookcase for Opera Omnia by Gabriele D'Annunzio, Certified
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
Important briarwood bookcase, brass inserts with Pompeian decorations and details. For Opera Omnia by Gabriele D'Annunzio. Made by Eugenio Quartti. Certified by the Gio Ponti archiv...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Gio Ponti Cabinet
By Gio Ponti, M. Singer & Sons
Located in New York, NY
Rare three-door floating cabinet by Gio Ponti for M. Singer & Sons. Mahogany cabinet raised on tapering legs. Three knife-edge doors set into a bevelled frame. Interior drawers and ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood

Gio Ponti Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti custom eight-drawer desk. From a small edition created for administrative offices in Forli, Italy. Blonde wood desk with red linoleum top, shingled drawer faces and brass...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

Gio Ponti, End Table with Bookshelves in Reeded Mahogany, Desk Set, Italy, 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Gio Ponti (1891-1979) A geometric side table, nightstand, or small bookcase in reeded mahogany by Gio Ponti. With two bookshelves, an asymmetrical stepped shape, and grooved carvi...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mahogany

Gio Ponti Cabinet from Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome, 1964
By Gio Ponti, Giordano Chiesa
Located in Rome, IT
Gio Ponti cabinet from Hotel Parco dei Principi, Rome, 1964 Important cabinet by Gio Ponti produced for Hotel Parco dei Principi in Rome, 1964 Chest of drawers produced by Giordano...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Gio Ponti Walnut Commode for Singer & Sons
By Gio Ponti
Located in San Francisco, CA
Gio Ponti design four-drawer walnut commode for Singer & Sons, Italy. The legs had been reduced in height so I had them professionally remade in the exact size and shape. The case an...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Walnut

Gio Ponti Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant desk by Gio Ponti for Banca Nazionale del Lavoro. (The labor offices for the National Bank). One of the best examples of Gio Ponti listed for sale. Original coloring and fant...
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1950s Italian Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Gio Ponti, Rare Asymmetric Sideboard Mahogany Glass Vinyl Brass, Italy, 1950s
By Gio Ponti, Dassi
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare, asymmetric modernist sideboard by Gio Ponti. Most likely produced by Dassi, Italy. in Mahogany and brass, with original glass, original light green vinyl, and original key. S...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Gio Ponti rosewood and white laminate cabinet from Hotel PdP Rome, 1964
By Giordano Chiesa, Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Important cabinet by Gio Ponti produced for Hotel Parco dei Principi in Rome, 1964 Chest of drawers produced by Giordano Chiesa and designed from Gio Ponti Three drawers rosewood...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Brass

Gio Ponti Angular Cabinet Walnut Art Deco Execution Paolo Lietti, Cantù of 1925
By Paolo Lietti & Figli, Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful corner cabinet with elevations designed by Gio Ponti, made by Paolo Lietti of Cantù, 1925. Art Deco. The corner panel comes from the furnishings of Villa Guidi in Legnano....
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1920s Italian Art Deco Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Bronze

Hanging Bar Unit by Gio Ponti, 1930
By Gio Ponti
Located in Berlin, DE
Bar wall unit for the wall made of wood with walnut veneer, glass and mirror inside Dimensions / H. 61cm W. 200cm D. 27cm Design / Gio Ponti 1930.    
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1930s Italian Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Mirror, Wood, Walnut

Italian Modern Walnut Cabinet by Gio Ponti for M. Singer & Sons
By M. Singer & Sons, Gio Ponti
Located in Hollywood, FL
Italian Modern 2-Tier Cabinet by Gio Ponti for M. Singer & Sons. Three-door cabinet with interior double-wide drawers. One door opens to reveal open shelf storage. Up top is a floati...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Glass, Walnut

Italian Modern Walnut and Brass Executive Desk, Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hollywood, FL
The rectangular top with rounded edges above drawer cabinets each with two drawers, flanking angled geometric legs terminating in brass sabots. Comes with certificate of authenticity...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

Gio Ponti Chest of Drawers with Mirror
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hingham, MA
Gio Ponti long cabinet of six drawers standing on four legs which themselves are integral to the case. Dresser has silvered reverse painted glass top and is surmounted with a large r...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Ash, Glass

Fine Gio Ponti Fruitwood and Leather Dwarf Bookcase
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hollywood, FL
The red leather top with three shelves flanked by fruitwood sides terminating in brass caps-from the university of turin-sold with "Certificate of Authenticity" from the ponti archiv...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Wood, Leather

Gio Ponti Italian Post-War Rosewood & Mahogany Cabinet
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
Italian Post-War Design (1950s) rosewood and mahogany wall unit bar with 3 lower commodes and upper cabinet decorative tiles on white lacquered doors and a large mirror (att: GIO PON...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gio Ponti Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets

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Mirror, Lacquer, Rosewood, Mahogany