CARLO MOLLINO | AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE
Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections
CARLO MOLLINO | AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE
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CARLO MOLLINO | AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE
CARLO MOLLINO | AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE
CARLO MOLLINO | AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE
CARLO MOLLINO | AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE
CARLO MOLLINO | AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE
CARLO MOLLINO | AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE
CARLO MOLLINO | AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE
CARLO MOLLINO | AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE
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CARLO MOLLINO | AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE

Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD
Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections

CARLO MOLLINO | AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE

Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 USD
Lot sold:6,181,350USD

Description

Property from the Brooklyn Museum, Sold to Support Museum Collections

CARLO MOLLINO

1905 - 1973

AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE DINING TABLE


with artist and producer's metal labels and with Brooklyn Museum's painted accession number 54.64.232

molded plywood, maple, brass, and glass

30 ⅜ by 98 ½ by 31 ½ in. 77.2 by 250.1 by 80 cm.


Designed in 1949, executed in 1950 by Appelli & Varesio, Turin, Italy, for the traveling exhibition Italy at Work: Her Renaissance in Design Today; this work is unique.


The present lot is registered in the library of the Museo Casa Mollino, Turin, as number CM 298.

Condition Report

To request a condition report for this lot, please contact Jodi.Pollack@sothebys.com.

Provenance

Gift of the Italian government to the Brooklyn Museum, 1954

Literature

"Italian Furniture Without Clichés," House & Garden, December 1950, p. 130, illustrated

“Nuovi Mobili alla M.U.S.A.,” Domus, no. 253, November - December 1950, p. 105, illustrated (installed at Brooklyn, 1950)

Interiors, vol. CXI, no. 2, September 1951, p. 21, illustrated

Lisa Licitra Ponti, ed., Mobili e Interni di Architetti Italiani, Milan 1952, p. 38, illustrated

Anne Bony, Les Années 50, Paris 1982, p. 197, illustrated (installed at Brooklyn, 1950)

Sergio Polano, ed., Carlo Mollino, 1905-1973, Milan 1989, p. 32, illustrated (in the Apelli & Varesio workshop, 1950) and p. 227, illustrated (installed at Brooklyn, 1950)

Fulvio and Napoleone Ferrari, The Furniture of Carlo Mollino, London 2006, p. 163, pls. 296-297 (preparatory drawings of the model) and p. 298, illustrated (installed at Brooklyn, 1950)

Giampiero Bosoni, Il Modo Italiano: Design e Avangardie Artistiche in Italia nel XX Secolo, Milan 2007, p. 81, illustrated (installed at Minneapolis, 1951)

Exhibited

New York, Brooklyn Museum; Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum; Oregon, Portland Art Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts; Houston, Museum of Fine Arts; City Art Museum of St. Louis; Toledo Museum of Art; Buffalo, Albright Art Gallery; Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute; Baltimore Museum of Art; and Providence, Rhode Island, Museum of Art, Italy at Work: Her Renaissance in Design Today, November 1950 - November 1953, n.p., pl. 1, illustrated (installed at Brooklyn, 1950)

Turin, Italy, GAM-Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Carlo Mollino: Arabesques, September 2006 - January 2007

Munich, Haus der Kunst, Carlo Mollino: Maniera Moderna, September 2011 - January 2012, p. 299, illustrated (installed at Munich, 2011)

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Carlo Mollino, November 2018 - March 2019