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Each dated 1989, designed mid-20th century, each with ''Fornasetti Milano / Made in Italy'' sticker to underside, all but one numbered and dated verso, the numbered pieces 1, 2, 5, 7, 13, and 16 of 80, signed either ''F.O'' or ''Naue(?)'', a group of eight sun-motif chairs, each with a lacquered molded plywood shell with radiating sun faces to front and verso of backrest and seat raised on four tapering cylindrical black metal legs, 8 pieces, each approximately: 37.5'' H x 16'' W x 20'' D, est: $8000/12,000 Literature: P. Mauries, ''Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams'', Thames & Hudson, 1991, p. 230, illustrated. Provenance: Cozmopole, Los Angeles, CA, purchased 1989; The Estate of Dr. Paul E. Keith III, Las Vegas, NV; acquired from the above
Overall good condition, with general scratches, scuffs and wear commensurate with age. Each with scuffs and scattered chips to edges of shells; the largest a 3''-long section to front edge of one chair. One with a 9.5''-long crack across lower back support.
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