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'Chan' Bronze Cocktail Table by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne, 1960s, Double Signed

$13,000

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This classic and highly sought-after collectors item is a 'Chan' cocktail table by father and son team, Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, handmade in the 1960s. Ingeniously designed with acid etching and patinated polychrome bronze and pewter, this circular coffee table features an octagonal base beneath a circular top etched with Chinoiserie motifs. This unique example is double-signed by the LaVerne's - two separate sets of signatures etched on the table's surface as can be seen in the photos. Prime example for a fine art and design collector or interior designer looking for the best of the best for their client. The "Chan" Chinoiserie scene depicts Asian figures and horses in a walled compound set amidst arbors of wisteria and willow. The clever use of contrasting surfaces and textures is most unusual and add dimension to the exotic scene. It stands on an octagonal bronze base with contrasting inset panels. This round coffee table by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Post-Modern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. DOCUMENTATION: ”The Art of Philip & Kelvin LaVerne: Sculpture III” catalog, page 17 and 51: CHAN 142 - Renowned as the most colorful and interesting period of the ancient dynasties, the motif depicts a ceremony honoring the Emperor's son. Peasants bear a gift of sacred scrolls which promise eternal life and happiness to the young prince. Enhanced with natural patinas of delicate beauty, an octagonal pedestal of bronze forms the base. MEASUREMENTS: 17.5" height x 36.25" diameter. We can increase the height be up to 3" and can pair with another to creating a nesting duo or trio, and can also add a swivel mechanism to turn the table into a lazy Susan spinning table, contact us for more details. ARTIST NAMES: Philip LaVerne (1907-1987) Kelvin LaVerne (b. 1937) CONDITION: This particular example is in very good to excellent vintage condition with no major issues or flaws. The polychrome finish is present, colors are bright and vivid, no structural issues or flaws. Only light wear and attractive patina is noticeable upon close inspection. We estimate this to be an 8 out of 10 in condition. This was clearly a well cared for example and is a prime candidate for a collector or high value client.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.5 in. (44.45 cm)Diameter: 36.25 in. (92.08 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    EtchedBronze,PolychromedPewter
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960s
  • Condition
    Beautiful patina as you would expect from a Laverne. These were intentionally aged when first made and its beauty and character has been more defined with time. Ready for immediate use. Read description above for greater detail on condition.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330223143192

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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