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Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Look closely at any vintage furniture designed by father-son duo Philip and Kelvin LaVerne and a cacophony of stylistic influences reveals itself.

The LaVernes’ position at the intersection of art and design was the result of their combined backgrounds: Philip (1907–87) studied painting with Ashcan School artist John Sloan at the Art Students League of New York, while his son, Kelvin (b. 1937), attended the Parsons School of Design, taking classes in art history, furniture design and metalwork. The resulting merge of stylistic elements and innovative processes make for singular designs that defy categorization, striking a balance between modern and traditional, intricate and minimal, art piece and functional item. Their work was also strikingly different from the modern furniture created by Philip’s brother Erwine and his wife, Estelle, of Laverne Originals.

The LaVernes began producing one-of-a-kind furniture and sculpture in the mid-1950s out of a studio on Wooster Street in New York City before opening a showroom on Manhattan’s East 57th Street. As their 1960s advertisements declared: “It’s not just functional and not just art, it’s an investment.”

The LaVernes married a stunning array of techniques and styles to achieve their singular, deeply layered look for one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces. Chinoiserie motifs abound on many of their acid-etched tables, but art from ancient Greece and Egypt also served as inspiration. The influence of figurative sculptors is evident in designs like coffee tables and side tables with bronze bodies serving as frames or bases; other pieces, meanwhile, have deeply detailed surfaces and strikingly simple silhouettes.

The duo developed their own unconventional methods — sometimes to an extreme — for finishing their pieces: Techniques employed by the LaVernes included acid washing and burying furniture underground in a mixture of soil and chemicals to achieve a desired patina through oxidation. While they sometimes used pewter and silver, bronze was one of their most commonly employed materials, either etched or cast and sometimes paired with glass tops. Their partnership ended when Philip died in 1987 and Kelvin shifted his practice to sculpture.

Find an extraordinary range of vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne tables, decorative objects and other furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Table
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Chicago, IL
Philip & Kelvin LaVerne side tables with abstract pattern, signed.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Pair of 20th Century Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Etched Bronze Side Tables
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in New York, NY
Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, a father-and-son team, created limited-edition furniture with their signature painterly touch, often rendering elaborate pastoral scenes through metalwork....
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1960s Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Philip and Kelvin Laverne Side Table
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modern Philip and Kelvin Laverne side table featuring an etched bronze Etruscan spiral pattern designed top. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).  
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Rare “Romanesque” Side Tables by LaVerne
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Here we have very rare pair of "Romanesque" etched bronze and pewter side tables by father and son duo Philip and Kelvin LaVerne. Romanesque version was made mostly as coffee tables....
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Pair of LaVerne "Ming" Side / End Tables
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of Philip and Kelvin LaVerne etched bronze and pewter "Ming" side / end tables.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Philip and Kelvin LaVerne "Tao" Side Table, USA, 1960s
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in New York, NY
Philip and Kelvin LaVerne's "Tao" side table or small coffee table composed of hand-crafted, acid-etched, and patinated bronze over wood, USA, 1960s. This example features a Chinoise...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Acid-Etched Brass "Etruscan" Cocktail Table by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Montreal, QC
Acid-etched brass "Etruscan" cocktail table by Philip and Kelvin Laverne Signed: Philip K Lavern.
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1960s American Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Brass

Architectural Brass Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Table
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Chicago, IL
Large Philip and Kelvin LaVerne side table.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Phillip and Kelvin Laverne Table
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in New York, NY
Poem, rare side table by Phillip and Kelvin LaVerne. Oxidized & patinated bronze table. Cylindrical form resembling a small tree trunk, with indentations & relief areas around the si...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Bronze

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Bronze Enamel Side or Drinks Table with Kang Design
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in St. Louis, MO
Philip and Kelvin LaVerne bronze and enamel side table, titled Kang design. Overall nice original condition with patina. Signed P.K. LaVerne.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Bronze, Enamel

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne 'Kuan Su' Bronze and Pewter Side Table, Signed, 1960s
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Highly sought-after 'Kuan Su' etched bronze and pewter side table, designed and produced by father and son team Philip and Kelvin LaVerne in the 1960s and signed on the top by the ar...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Philip & Kelvin LaVerne Table
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Located in New York, NY
"Eternal Guardians," Unique Table by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne. Early, brutalist side table of bronze. Sculptural base and irregular-shaped top with striated line texture, and small t...
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Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Figural Cube End Table Signed One of a Kind
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Stamford, CT
Philip and Kelvin LaVerne figural cube end table. This signed, circa 1970s bronze cube table on casters by this highly sought after father and son duo is said to be the only one ever...
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1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Etched Bronze "Ecstasy" Table with Nude Women Motif
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in South Bend, IN
A rare and exceptional Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency "Ecstasy" side table By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne USA, 1970s Etched bronze, with a motif of two lounging nude wom...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Bronze

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne “Madame Pompadour” Table
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Dallas, TX
A bronze “Madame Pompadour” side table designed by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne.
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1970s Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Bronze

Pair of Philip & Kelvin Laverne Bronze Side Tables
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Pair of Philip & Kelvin Laverne Bronze side tables. Overall nice original condition with patina.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Bronze, Enamel

Philip & Kelvin LaVerne Side Table
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in New York, NY
Take the A Train, unique table by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne. Incredible free-form bronze top with abstract, acid-etched decoration and torched finish. Four cylinder bronze legs wi...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Rare "Tao Shelf" Side Table, 1960s 'Signed'
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in New York, NY
Rare "Tao Shelf" side table in patinated bronze and pewter with hand-applied multicolor enamels by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne, American 1960's (signed on top “Philip + Kelvin LaVerne”)....
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Bronze, Enamel, Pewter

Pair of Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Bronze and Pewter Side Tables, Signed, 1960s
By Philip and Kelvin LaVerne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Highly sought after and fantastic examples of Philip and Kelvin LaVerne etched bronze and pewter end tables, both are signed on the top, designed and produced by father and son team ...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Side Tables

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Pewter, Bronze

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Philip and Kelvin LaVerne side tables for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs has Philip and Kelvin LaVerne side tables available for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Philip and Kelvin LaVerne side tables collection, although gold editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 7 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of Philip and Kelvin LaVerne's original side tables were created during the 20th century in Mid-Century Modern style in North America. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider side tables by Charles Hollis Jones, Warren Platner and Paul Evans. The prices for Philip and Kelvin LaVerne side tables can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $2,995 and tops out at $24,000, while pieces like these can sell for $7,975.

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