Italian glass chandeliers add elegance to Nova Ars design auction Aug. 23


Venini chandelier, blown glass elements, circa 1960, 80 cm (32 in.). Estimates: € 1,500-€1,800. Nova Ars image


ASTI, Italy – Mid-century modern chandeliers by Venini and Barovier e Toso are two of the many highlights in a Nova Ars online auction Aug. 23. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction will also include decorative arts of 20th century: ceramics, furniture, glass and additional lighting. Many of the items were designed and made in Italy.

The 1960s Venini chandelier (above) features blown glass elements and has a metal base. It is expected to sell for €1,500–€1,800 ($1,770–$2,123).

The Barovier e Toso, chandelier (below) features blown glass Murano elements and measures more than 70 inches in diameter (est. €4,000–€5,000).



Barovier e Toso, chandelier, blown glass Murano elements, 50 cm x 175 cm (20 x 00 1/2 in.). Estimate: €4,000-€5,000. Nova Ars image


A Barnaba table lamp designed by Angelo Brotto for Esperia features handmade amber glass encased in a wire cage. The light beneath the amber glass creates a beautiful glow.



Angelo Brotto for Esperia, Barnaba table lamp, handmade amber glass in a circular cage, 67 cm (26 3/4 in.). Estimate: €2,000-€2,500. Nova Ars image


One of the furniture highlights is a pair of upholstered chairs designed by Alessandro Becchi for Giovannetti. Made in 1972, these rare chairs are marked “Giovannetti Le Bugie Disegno Alessandro Becchi.”



Alessandro Becchi for Giovannetti chairs, 1972. Estimate: €1,800-€2.000. Nova Ars image


A sculpture by Victor Simonetti for Dino Gavina is marked “Centro Duchamps” on the base, which supports eight metal bars arranged horizontally.



Victor Simonetti sculpture for Dino Gavina, 20 x 37 x 6 cm (8 x 14 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.). Estimate: €1,200-€1,500. Nova Ars image


For details contact Valeria Vallese at Nova Ars by email:, or phone
+39 328 9667353.