Chest of drawers/vanity, from Italy, by Silvio Cavatorta. This piece is made of maple with six dovetailed drawers. This sophisticated cabinet features a reclining beveled mirror and a beveled glass shelf. the structure holding the main body of the piece, including the legs and the drawer pulls is of burnished brass.
“Silvio Cavatorta takes the reins of the Cavatorta Roman family business in the 1930s. The company produced its furniture in small and exclusive series and its main customers were embassies, hotels, schools and ships. Each furniture was uniquely designed for each specific commission. While most of the other well-known Italian designers in the second half of the twentieth century embraced the industrial methods of production and reproduction, the Cavatorta company remains true to its standards in the rejection of large industrial production and in favor of valuable materials and crafts. Thanks to unique commissions, the artisan and material production style of the family business and a cosmopolitan interest that goes beyond Italian design, Cavatorta furniture remains unique, rare and of the highest quality, both from an aesthetic and constructive point of view. The high quality craftmanship; the choice of marled maple as wood for furniture, the use of fine materials such as brass and glass, denote the importance and elegance of these furnishings.”