This exceptional cabinet was designed by the architect Pier Niccolò Berardi for a private residence in Florence, Italy in the late 1940s. The design is marked by the double doors, each panelled with nine square profiled frames. This creates a refined, geometric effect on the front side. The top and both sides are in a veneered, mirrored walnut veneer with a striking grain. The elegant design is completed by the tapered walnut legs in a fluted, grooved motif. The refined details and the craftsmanship of the woodwork make this an exceptional and rare piece of the Italian modern period.
Pier Niccolò Berardi (1904-1989) was an Italian architect and painter. He attended the Royal School of Architecture in Rome, where he graduated in 1928. His body of work consists of numerous private and public commissions, mostly in the Florence region where Berardi was born and based his entire life. One of the iconic buildings the architect has worked on is the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence. Designed in the early 1930s, the building is considered one of the masterpieces of the Italian rationalism.