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pair of stilnovo wall appliques

Ca. 1950, Italy

Item Number peli-1044

  • 13" H X 8" W X 3" D

Description

An Italian pair of wall sconces in the Stilnovo period, made out of glass with decorative brass ornaments, and mounted onto finely worked wooden back plates. Designed by Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte.

Pietro Chiesa was an Italian designer born in 1892 in Milan and passed away in 1948 Paris, France. Chiesa finished his apprenticeship in the studio of the furniture designer, interior decorator Giovan Battista Gianotti in Milan. Chiesa comes from an artistic family, he opened his own own glass making studio, Botega di Pietro Chiesa in 1921 Milan. Chiesa concentrated mainly on designing glass, he treated glass like a valuable material.