Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Special Ordered "Tao" Shelf Table, Signed and Labelled For Sale
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Philip and Kelvin LaVerne Special Ordered "Tao" Shelf Table, Signed and Labelled

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An incredibly rare, hard to find, custom ordered, double tiered "Special Tao Shelf Table" created by Philip and Kelvin Laverne in the 1960s. This highly-in-demand collector's piece is signed on the top by Philip and Kelvin Laverne and underneath the top tier the original Philip Laverne Galleries Ltd studio label is in-tact where it lists this piece as a "Special Tao Shelf Table" indicating this was a special custom ordered piece. The top is etched and polychromed bronze and pewter with the Chan series motif, one of Laverne's most popular styles, and has a slight lip to the edges to accommodate a glass top if you so wish. The four legs have bamboo-like etchings and the bottom tier is acid washed bronze. The father and son team of Philip & Kelvin Laverne created some of the most spectacular pieces of functional art in the 1960s, using bronze and pewter along with embellishments such as polychrome, hand enameling and acid etching and going as far as burying their pieces under dirt for a period of time to give it the natural patina that takes their now extremely sought after and collectible items from great to incredible. This two-tiered "Chan" table can be used as a cocktail table, a center table, side/end table, or occasional table. Consider using for a kids room as well, the height and size could work for a multitude of ways. Optional glass top can be fitted to the upper tier if desired. This multi-tiered occasional table would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Chinoiserie, Art Deco, Scandinavian Modern or Danish modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Postmodern 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. Provenance, Private Collector and Arts Dealer, San Diego California. Original label in-tact, showing Philip Laverne Galleries Ltd. WORKS of ART. 46 East 57th Street, New York, New York 10022.  

Details

  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    PolychromedBronze,EtchedPewter
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Good vintage condition with moderate patina. Very attractive, sturdy and sound, ready for immediate use. Glass top can be added (optional).
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 25.5 in. x Dm 28.25 in.H 64.77 cm x Dm 71.76 cm
  • Diameter
    28.25 in. (71.76 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU1330214227502
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