Unique Italian Highboard in Walnut and Birch with Carved Scalloped Front


Wardrobe, walnut, birch, beech, brass, mirrored glass, steel, aluminum, Italy 1940s/1950s

The decorative elements, material use, woodworking, and the overall composition suggest that this armoire might have been crafted by an Italian master. This truly elegant piece of furniture is a testament to the designer's exquisite sense of balanced compositions and meticulous attention to detail. The front captivates the eye with its decorative front composed of twelve squares contoured with free, organic lines. The undulating curve serves as a defining element, a stylistic element that Paolo Buffa frequently used in his works. A vivid juxtaposition arises from the light, blond birch and the rich, dark walnut wood. This, combined with the distinctive wood grains, enhances its natural appeal. The interior facilities various storage possibilities, including four small drawers, two larger drawers, and two coat racks on each side. Considering every stylistic aspect, this wardrobe possesses the precise charm and vitality necessary to embody the quintessential Italian ethos of the forties and fifties.

Please note that this item is in good, used condition with some loose veneer and scratches. Restoration is possible before shipping by our experienced craftsman and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains 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
  • date of manufacture 1940s/1950s
  • dimensions Height 193 cm Width 229 cm Depth 61 cm
  • dimensions Height 75.99 in. Width 90.16 in. Depth 24.02 in.
  • material Aluminum Beech Birch Brass Mirror Steel Walnut
  • origin Italy
  • period Mid-20th Century
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50114082