The showroom of Altamira was located at 18 E 50th street in New York. The present table was exhibited there together with other pieces by Gio Ponti. Ponti said about the table: This is my masterpiece: I call it my jumping horse: I mean it is a piece of furniture that is very simple but not formally inert.
This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Gio Ponti Archives, Milan.
cf. L. Licitra Ponti, Gio Ponti The Complete Works 1923-1978, Milan, 1990, pp. 8, 166.