Friday, July 6, 2018

Maurizio Tempestini for Salterini; Patio Set

Even if you're pretty green when it comes to design, and you don't know Jack Nicklaus about MCM, you'll have to agree this threesome is a hole in one.  This patio set was designed by Florentine designer Maurizio Tempestini (1908-1960) and produced by the John B. Salterini Company.  John B. Salterini emigrated from Italy to New York in the 1920's and began producing the finest and highest quality iron furniture from his Brooklyn studio in the 1930's.  Initially he was producing pieces mainly for the New York "establishment".  Eventually the company expanded production to meet the growing demand for their furniture, but still maintained the highest standards of quality and design.  The pair of chairs are from the "ribbon" series.  The rare two-tier table has a white glass inset on the lower tier and a clear piece on top.  Chairs, 32" h., 20" w., 22" d.  Table, 27" h., 35" w., 26" d.  American, c. 1950's SOLD
Condition:  Very good vintage condition with age appropriate wear.  2 small chips on underside of clear glass that are barely noticeable.