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1890-1900 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Although Bugatti regarded himself as a craftsman and did not travel extensively nor collect art, he was influenced by Middle Eastern and North African architecture and by the abstract forms of Arabic and Japanese calligraphy. This table shows his use of these different influences. The stepped details at the top of the legs is based on the decoration used on Hispano-Moresque ceilings while the decoration on the top, sides and legs is more abstract. Bugatti's interest in exotic designs also included the use of unusual combinations of materials such as the painted vellum and inlaid pewter on this table.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Walnut, brass, painted vellum, with inlay of pewter and ivory
Brief Description
Table designed by Carlo Bugatti; with pewter inlay; Italy; 1890-1900.
Dimensions
  • Height: 75cm
  • Width: 120cm
  • Depth: 104.3cm
Summary
Although Bugatti regarded himself as a craftsman and did not travel extensively nor collect art, he was influenced by Middle Eastern and North African architecture and by the abstract forms of Arabic and Japanese calligraphy. This table shows his use of these different influences. The stepped details at the top of the legs is based on the decoration used on Hispano-Moresque ceilings while the decoration on the top, sides and legs is more abstract. Bugatti's interest in exotic designs also included the use of unusual combinations of materials such as the painted vellum and inlaid pewter on this table.
Collection
Accession Number
W.10-1970

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record createdNovember 27, 2000
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