Valzania Grand Armoire in Parchment and Brass


Valzania, armoire, parchment, brass, mahogany, mahogany veneer, ebonized wood, Italy, circa 1935

This grand armoire results from excellent craftsmanship combined with a well-balanced eye for the composition of functional and decorative elements. This wardrobe is a unique piece, both in its design and use of materials. The parchment is made with goatskin, as parchment originally was produced. The surface is furnished with square shaped slices of parchment, resulting in a rhythmic composition. The corpus rests on trapezoid shaped legs executed in ebonized wood. Remarkable detail are the brass hinges that illustrate an abstract Greek etching A sophisticated storage facility in mahogany veneer is created by the arrangement of the interior with shelves, drawers and a clothing rack. The design by Valzania has often been related to the aesthetics of Guglielmo Ulrich. Taking every stylistic realization into account, this wardrobe has the exact charm and vitality it needs to breathe the quintessentially Italian ethos of the thirties.

Please note that this item is in good, used condition. It needs some restorations on the lock which is currently not working. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman 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. The mahogany type used for this piece does not require an export license.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Valzania (Designer)
  • date of manufacture circa 1935
  • dimensions Height 170 cm Width 216 cm Depth 60 cm
  • dimensions Height 66.93 in. Width 85.04 in. Depth 23.63 in.
  • material Ebonized Mahogany Parchment Paper Wood
  • origin Italy
  • period 1930-1939
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50112359