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Italian designers rule in mid-century modern auction June 5

Art Deco bar cabinet attributed to Osvaldo Borsani, 55¾in. high x 40in. wide x 18in. deep. Estimate: $2,500-$3,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Everything needed to decorate a room in mid-century modern décor is offered in an online auction that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Wednesday, June 5. Seating, cabinetry and lighting, many by renowned Italian designers of the era, are featured in this sale. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

The 76-lot auction opens with an Art Deco bar cabinet attributed to Italian architect and designer Osvaldo Borsani (1911-1985). The lacquered rosewood cabinet (above) has a decorative enamel inlay front panel and a rotating interior with brass details. It is in good vintage condition consistent with age and use and is expected to sell for $2,500-$3,000.

Up next is a spectacular Modernist Sputnik chandelier by Vistosi that measures more than 37 inches in diameter. The spherical lamp has 12 light sources and features dozens of 6-inch round Murano iridescent glass disks (est. $5,500-$7,000).

Vistosi Glass Sputnik chandelier, 37½in. diameter. Estimate: $5,500-$7,000. Jasper52 image

The anticipated top lot is an Airon table by Studio Le Opere e i Giorni Italy. The second of only two made, the table features an incredible architectural base of solid birch with metal rod elements that have been sculpted and formed into a rhythmic structure. Its 9-foot-long elliptical top of highly figured Italian walnut veneer has been inset to create a dramatic sun-ray pattern. Bidding is expected to top $10,000.

Limited edition table by Studio Le Opere e i Giorni Italy, 2012, 29in. high x 51in. wide x 109in. long. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image

An 8-foot-long Italian credenza in very good vintage condition should be a good buy at $2,000-$2,500.

Vintage Italian credenza, 98in. long x 38½in. high x 17in. deep. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Jasper52 image

A large mirror attributed to Fontana Arte of Milan, Italy, also has a $2,000-$2,500 estimate.

Vintage mirror attributed to Fontana Arte, 27¼in. x 19¼in. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Jasper52 image

Two new Poliedri Murano glass chandeliers are offered. The larger one measures 20 inches high by 30 inches in diameter (est. $6,000-$7,000). It has six light sockets and is wired for use in the U.S. The smaller chandelier measures 28 inches in diameter.

New Poliedri Murano chandelier, 30in. diameter. Estimate: $6,000-$7,000. Jasper52 image

Numerous pairs of upholstered lounge chairs will be offered.

The Jasper52 Mid-Century Modern Furniture & Accessories auction will be held Wednesday, June 5, beginning at 4 p.m.

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