Antique Letter Opener

1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen

1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen
1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen
1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen
1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen
1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen
1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen
1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen
1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen
1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen
1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen
1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen
1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen

1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen

There are around 50-100 high definition super-sized pictures at the bottom of this page. A highly collectable set in stunning order, full condition reports are below with the description of each item. These pieces can be found in various forms online for sale, the letter opener and especially the picture frame as some of the rarest pieces, you wont find another of either anywhere. The pen holder has a coin tray, the paper holder has the original hand made paper, the picture frame swivels around 360 degrees, its as mentioned a very special find.

A descendant of an eminent Ticino-based family of artists, he opened his own glass making shop in 1921 after working as an apprentice at the Giannotti glassworks. In the early 1920s, he took part in the Venice Biennale, the Monza Biennale, the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and exhibitions in Cologne and Barcelona.

His work combines extreme modernity with outstanding technical ability. In 1932, Pietro Chiesa was asked by Gio Ponti to share in the artistic direction of the newborn FontanaArte, a role that would enable him to give full expression to his creative flair by designing over a thousand different objects (furniture, tables, lamps, glass windows, objets dart etc). Some of these pieces took their place in the history of design and are still produced by FontanaArte today, such as the Fontana curved table (1932), the Cartoccio vase (1932) and the Luminator floor lamp (1933). Pen holder, some chips around the edges of the under side trim and light scratches to the top. Note pad hold with original hand made paper, no damage to note.

Swivel picture signed initialled and numbered, no damage. Envolope opener some light chips. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition.

Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED). Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team. The item "1950'S DESK SET BY PIETRO CIESA, FONTANA ARTE PICTURE FRAME LETTER OPENER PEN" is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Desktop Items".

The seller is "wimbledon-furniture-01" and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy
  • Material: GLASS
  • Type: Desktop Accessories
  • Sub-Type: LETTER OPENER, SWIVEL PICTURE FRAME, PAPER
  • Vintage: Collectable/ Vintage
  • Brand: Fontana Arte


1950's Desk Set By Pietro Ciesa, Fontana Arte Picture Frame Letter Opener Pen