News about Italian Antique
19th C. wallpaper and Italian glass share spotlight at Bonhams, Oct. 6
NEW YORK – On October 6, Bonhams will present a collection of 100 uniquely designed antique wallpapers from America’s premier design firm of the late 19th century and early 20th century, A.H. Davenport & Co. (1880-1973). The historic collection has been preserved by Tom and Arlene Ellis, and small samples have been acquired by notable […]
Jasper52 present Italian and Murano glass in Sept. 28 auction
NEW YORK – An Ermanno Nason vase, a Romano Dona sculpture, and a Murano glass vase-lamp with a Mosaico pattern will compete for top lot status at Jasper52’s Italian and Murano Glass auction, which will be offered on Wednesday, September 28 at noon Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Gae Aulenti: maverick of Italian Midcentury design
NEW YORK — Like the notable 20th-century architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Eero Saarinen, who designed furnishings to complement their buildings, Italian architect Gae Aulenti (1927-2012) excelled at translating architectural principles into decor. As one of a handful of women in the postwar Italian modern movement, she stood out from the crowd. Her keen design […]
Italian museum sending Parthenon fragment to Athens in nudge to UK
ROME (AP) – An Italian museum is lending a fragment of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece, in what both sides hope will become a permanent return that might encourage others – the British Museum, in particular – to send their own pieces of the works back, too.