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Aldo Tura Rare Writing Desk in Varnished Goatskin Parchment

Sale price$24,600.00

Aldo Tura, writing desk, varnished goatskin parchment, veneer, brass, Italy, 1960s

This distinctive table is designed by Aldo Tura (1903-1963) and is characterized by a grotesque sized structure that is fully executed in varnished goatskin parchment, resulting in a dappled brown surface. Functionality also plays a role in the design, which can be seen by the large format of the top and by the presence of four drawers, providing storage space for small stationary. The handles are finished in brass, adding a sense of luxury to the whole unit. The rectangular shape of the legs resembles a pedestal, which lifts the top up in a graceful manner.

Aldo’s oeuvre is based on confident designs, colorful materials and often the use of goatskin to create stunning surfaces. The shape is very bold and avant-garde, even for Aldo Tura who worked between the idioms of Art Deco and modernism. Tura's trademark is his use of rich materials, sculptural forms and artisanal techniques. In a time where many furniture producers were adjusting their production methods toward mass production, Tura remained committed to exquisite and traditional craftsmanship.
Please note that this item is in good, used condition. The varnish contains fissures on several places, including the top and the lower part of the legs. The rims of the drawers also contain wear. Restoration can be done before shipping by our experienced craftspeople in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece contains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Aldo Tura (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 28.75 in. Width 72.84 in. Depth 36.42 in.
  • dimensions Height 73 cm Width 185 cm Depth 92.5 cm
  • material Brass Goatskin
  • origin Italy
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50111319