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    Sale 2105

    European Furniture, Works of Art, and Tapestries: Including Jansen: The Past Reimagined

    7 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 137

    A PAIR OF WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT VERRE EGLOMISE CENTER TABLES

    20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT VERRE EGLOMISE CENTER TABLES
    20TH CENTURY
    Each supporting a clear glass top reverse-decorated with shells
    29½ in. (75 cm.) high, 35½ in. (90 cm.) diameter (2)


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    These amusing tables evoke the whimsy and originality so often found in the furniture produced in the 1930's and 1940's and are clearly inspired by the 'dolphin' tables of Serge Roche (1898-1988) and Ismael Gomez de la Serna (1898-1968). While Roche produced the table bases, Serna produced the graphic tops. A similar table is illustrated in P. Mauriès, Serge Roche, Paris, 2006, p. 145 and another variant is reproduced in B. Foucart and J.-L. Gaillemin, Les décorateurs des années 40, Paris, 1998, p. 240.