Unidentified, the obvious attributions would be Paolo Buffa or Carlo Enrico Rava.
This is a particularly fine, prized pair of 1940s Italian settees in a Transitional style. Delicate in proportion, sound quality structure, style of a crossing of periods, Rococo to Art Deco, 1940s Transitional.
Whilst most were suffering WW 2, Italian design proved to be a rich vein of sophisticated, opulent design. Dream like in form and presentation, the settees are quite like no other. Functional maybe in the practical sense of occasional seating. In reality, designed more as a statement making work of art to function decoratively. They draw your attention, are easy to the eye whilst posing questions and of course, as a pair offer symmetry.
Although quite delicate in form and light-weight to the lift, the benches are surprising sturdy with a good feel of quality. They show no signs of repairs or restoration structurally. The upholstery later, well executed however now again, tired and heavily worn. Our initial reaction to the timber is solid Sycamore.
DIMENSIONS: H: 76.5cm W: 105cm D: 44cm Seat Height: 42.5cm
PRICE: £3350 the pair.