Serafino Arrighi wall-mounted ribbed credenza in patinated oak, brass and glass, 1950’sWe know that Serafino Arrighi was the manufacturer of Paolo Buffa credenza’s so it’s obvious that the same materials and techniques were used in this particular credenza during that period. The key is a good example of that but so it the upstanding ridge and rounded corners. This credenza may very well have been a design or prototype for one of Paolo Buffa’s try-outs. We can surely state that it became quite a Classic piece of furniture with it’s patinated and dark brown oak but also an elegant piece of furniture given her size and modest shapes. Playful with it’s ribbed front that create some extra happening at the surface. I am a big fan of shaped fronts. It can be anything, from ribs to blocks or carvings etc. If the light is good somewhere during the day it always gives an extra dimension. Not everything in a room should be smooth, we like some restistance and countershapes don’t we?! This piece adds something to the room also because you know and you can clearly see that someone has been working on this credenza for days or even weeks. A real piece of Italian craftsmanship.
Serafino Arrighi (Maker)
Height: 24.41 in. (62 cm)Width: 47.25 in. (120 cm)Depth: 13 in. (33 cm)
Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
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