MELCHIORRE BEGA (1898-1976), PIETRO MELANDRI (1885-1976), AND ANGELO BRAGALINI (1913-1994)
UNIQUE CENTER TABLE, MODEL AB 1004, ITALY, CIRCA 1953
RETAILED BY ALTAMIRA, NEW YORK
Walnut, glazed ceramic, brass, glass and gold leaf
The glass panel signed: "A. Bragalini"
H: 30, Dia: 47 in. (as shown) Leaves extend top to Dia: 77 in.
Selected for a Merion, Pennsylvania home, circa 1954
Thence by descent to the present owners
Altamira, Studio Catalogue, 1953, p. 9
A table of related design by Melchiorre Bega was offered at Sotheby's New York, What Modern Is: The Collection of Mark McDonald, 10 March 2011, Lot 445.
A table with a similar ceramic base, attributed to Pietro Melandri, was sold at Casa D'Aste Della Rocca, Torino, Italy, 16 November 2010, Lot 22.
Sold for $10,400 (buyer's premium included)