Oak and glass table made by Carlo Mollino sold for $3.8 million

An oak and glass table made by Italian designer Carlo Mollino in 1949 was sold for $3.8 million at Christie’s New York on June 7, thus, setting a new auction record for a piece of 20th-century furniture. The previous auction record was $1.9 million for a chromed metal and lacquer desk designed by Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann in 1929. The desk was sold at Christie’s auction in 2000.

Carlo Mollino was one of the most revered designers whose production was relatively limited and whose works are greatly respected among collectors. The piece sold on auction is considered to be one of the artist’s masterpieces.

The oak and glass table came from the collection of Greek art collector Dakis Joannou, and was estimated to fetch from $150,000 to $200,000; the buyer’s identity was not disclosed.

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