Founded in 1967
Roberta Tagliavini, the holder of "Robertaebasta" Gallery, situated in Via Fiori Chiari N° 2 in Milan, operates in antiquary sector since 1967; she is specialized in decorative arts of XX Century. Thanks to her capacity, practises as expert during important shows; she is enroled in the Provincial Art Dealer Syndicate of Milan since 1983; in January 1994 was elected as effective member of this Syndicate. In a second time she became treasurer too. The Gallery is member of the most important Antique dealers associations such as CINOA, FIMA, AAI (Associazione Antiquari Italiani), the prestigious SNA (Syndicat National des Antiquaires) and the members of the chambre royale des antiquaires et des négociants en ouvres d'art de Belgique. In 1986 Robertaebasta was invited to take part at the international New York show, where obtained an enormous success, still living nowdays. American customers were multiplied, including architects, interior designers and dealers. This international succes opened the doors to Europe, and then all over the world. In 1994 Robertaebasta Gallery was invited to the international show of Basilea, TEFAF (the European Art Foundation), a very prestigious and selective show. Tefaf show opened to Robertaebasta Gallery the German and Switzerland market too. Nowadays the Gallery participates with great success to the following International Exhibitions: Milano Internazionale Antiquariato, Masterpiece London, Brafa (Bruxelles), La Biennale_ Paris, Biennale Internazionale di Antiquariato (Rome), Biennale Internazionale di Antiquariato di Firenze (BIAF), Modena Antiquaria, Gotha (Parma, Italy). It offer the documents regarding the selled objects, Customer can have every kind of assistance, such as: transport, assembly, restoration, upholstering.
Customer care is not limited only in inserting the historical piece, but it involves, if required, a complete restyling of the house, through the study of personalized pieces and design, respecting the styling as well as the house and te person character. In 1994 the management was given to Mr. Mattia M. Martinelli, Mrs, Roberta Tagliavini's son, president of Fiori Chiari antique trade dealers. With juvenile strenght, he improved and enlarged the Gallery in Via Fiori Chari N° 2, acquiring new spaces, such as the gallerys of Via Fiori Chiari N° 3, Via Solferino opposit N°3 and P.zza Formentini N° 4/6. In 2017 robertaebasta opens a branch in London in 85 Pimlico Road. Mr. Martinelli is member of the board of directors of Brera's Antiques Trade dealers Association and expert of Decorative Art of the XX century for the Milan Courthouse.
Robertaebasta deals the best known names of Art Decò and of Italian and Foreign XX Century. In the Gallerys it is possible to meet works of the most famous authors, including: Terragni, Giò Ponti, Borsani,Bugatti & Quarti, Lancia and Buffa concerning furniture; Venini, Barovier, Seguso, Salviati and De Paoli concerning glasses; Richard Ginori, Lenci, Gio Ponti Melandri, Chini e Nonni concerning ceramics and porcelain. In addition to this, Robertaebasta is specialized in the French Art Decò, showing works signed by Lalique & Daum for glasses; Rulhmann, Leleu, Prinz and Arbus for furnitures. Recently the collection has been enlarged with furniture, lighting, artwork, prototypes and design objects from 1950 to 1990. In the last years the collection can count on some important pieces of modern art as Scheggi, Bonalumi, Calder, Warhol, Fontana and Burri among others.
Treviso, Italy / 1889
- Milan, Italy / 1947
"La Fede e la Luce"
66cm x 72.5cm, height 71cm
Precious bronze sculpture; provenance: Milan, Emilio Zanzi heirs collection.
Torino, Italy / 1940
- Rome, Italy / 1994
Stilo on cardboard, applied on canvas
100cm x 140cm
76/5000 Diptych, hand drawing with stilo pen on cardboard, then applied on canvas.
Milan, Italy / 1932
Rare pair of standing lamps by Fontana Arte
Thick glasses mounted on a brass cylinder, coated with frosted glass; tapered stem of black lacquered metal.
Diameter 28cm, height 160cm.
A rare pair of floor lamps, with the top diffuser made of a series of thick green glasses, which form a ring around a brass cylinder covered with frosted glass; the stem, in black lacquered metal, is slightly tapered.
Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti
Milan, Italy / 1891; Milan, Italy / 1913
- Milan, Italy / 1979; Milan, Italy / 1988
Desk by Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti
Mohogany, bakelite and brass.
90cm x 44cm, height 79.5cm
Desk designed in 1950 and decorated with the "Coromandel" pattern; Lithographed wood, with maker's disc to one drawer.