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Carlo Zen

Four Armchairs, 1902

Walnut wood
40 9/10 × 18 1/10 × 22 in
104 × 46 × 56 cm
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GRC
Galleria Rossella Colombari
Milan
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Rare and spectacular armchairs in walnut wood.
The decoration is particularly accurate and complex. …

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Rare and spectacular armchairs in walnut wood.
The decoration is particularly accurate and complex. The armchairs present mother-of-pearl incisions and gold, silver, and brass threading.

Bibliography:
• “Il Mobile del 900”, Istituto Geografico De Agostini, pp. 86-90.
• “Il Mobile Liberty Italiano”, I. de Guttry, M.P …

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Design/Decorative Art
Carlo Zen
Italian, 1851–1918
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At the turn of the 20th century, Carlo Zen was the owner of the largest furniture workshop in Milan. Under his direction the firm created ornate pieces in the Stile Floreale, the Italian version of Art Nouveau. Like Art Nouveau in France, Zen’s Italian style showcased luxurious handcraft and materials like inlaid metal threads, mother of pearl, brass, and gold leaf. A typical piece from Zen’s workshop would feature sensually curving wooden lines decorated with Asian-inspired flowers or exotic motifs like inlaid palm trees and a gold leaf sun. His son, Piero Zen, was also a furniture designer.

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About the work
Provenance
GRC
Galleria Rossella Colombari
Milan
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Rare and spectacular armchairs in walnut wood.
The decoration is particularly accurate and complex. …

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Rare and spectacular armchairs in walnut wood.
The decoration is particularly accurate and complex. The armchairs present mother-of-pearl incisions and gold, silver, and brass threading.

Bibliography:
• “Il Mobile del 900”, Istituto Geografico De Agostini, pp. 86-90.
• “Il Mobile Liberty Italiano”, I. de Guttry, M.P …

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Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Carlo Zen
Italian, 1851–1918
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At the turn of the 20th century, Carlo Zen was the owner of the largest furniture workshop in Milan. Under his direction the firm created ornate pieces in the Stile Floreale, the Italian version of Art Nouveau. Like Art Nouveau in France, Zen’s Italian style showcased luxurious handcraft and materials like inlaid metal threads, mother of pearl, brass, and gold leaf. A typical piece from Zen’s workshop would feature sensually curving wooden lines decorated with Asian-inspired flowers or exotic motifs like inlaid palm trees and a gold leaf sun. His son, Piero Zen, was also a furniture designer.

Carlo Zen

Four Armchairs, 1902

Walnut wood
40 9/10 × 18 1/10 × 22 in
104 × 46 × 56 cm
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