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1930's Parchment Drinks Cabinet

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Origin Italy
Period 1920-1949
Materials Wood, parchment, brass hinges
Dimensions
W. 68.5 in; H. 58.27 in; D. 15.75 in;
W. 174 cm; H. 148 cm; D. 40 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1930's
Description An important early 1930s drinks cabinet designed by Italian architect Guglielmo Ulrich, for Valzania.
This dramatic piece of handcrafted furniture represents the luxury, glamour and exuberance of the period. The bold geometric forms and decorative brass fittings reflect the influence of Cubist and tribal art while the spare elegance of the overall design is heightened with the use of veneered panels of pale parchment . The interior is mirrored throughout, reflecting a polished black onyx base and a single glass shelf.
Ulrich was an architect and designer of Danish and Italian origin and was responsible for founding the renowned furnishing company Arca. His unique approach to design was informed by his training as an architect and was instrumental in defining the movement away from Art Deco toward a sparer industrial style while still utilising high quality materials and finish. Dimensions: 16"H, 68.5"W, 58.5"H

Final image shows a related example of furniture from the series taken from an article in World of Interiors.


U. La Pietra, Ulrich: Gli Oggetti Fatti Ad Arte, Milan, 1994, p.38 for a similar example illustrated.
L. Scacchetti, Guglielmo Ulrich 1904-1977, Milan 2009, fig. 157 for a similar example illustrated.

An identical bedroom suite in vellum, listed as Ulrich, was in the apartment of Francesco Carraro in Venice (see pics from The World Of Interiors, August '16)
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Mid Century, Modern
Book References U. La Pietra, Ulrich: Gli Oggetti Fatti Ad Arte, Milan, 1994, p.38 for a similar example illustrated. L. Scacchetti, Guglielmo Ulrich 1904-1977, Milan 2009, fig. 157 for a similar example illustrated.
Article References An identical bedroom suite in vellum, listed as Ulrich, was in the apartment of Francesco Carraro in Venice (see pics from The World Of Interiors, August '16) See 3rd, 4th, & 5th pics
Incollect Reference Number 242470
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