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Rare Bronze 'Classical' Cocktail Table by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne, 1960s, Signed

$17,000

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A rare example of the 'Classical' acid etched bronze cocktail table by Philip and Kelvin LaVerne utilizing the base style of the large rectangular 'Chin Ying' design, signed on the table top with the LaVernes signature. The large 70" wide format provided by the rectangular Chin Ying base is far larger than most of the Classical tables made by the LaVernes, making this not only exceedingly rare and sought after by collectors and investors in art and design but also highly in-demand for luxury interior design applications. Ideal table for the fine connoisseur who likes the Chin Ying size, shape and base style - but prefers the acid etched bronze style versus the Chinoiserie theme of the Chin Ying. This fine LaVerne example is the 'Classical' motif table top described by Philip and Kelvin Laverne as: 'The eternally inspiring "Muses" of antiquity, as sculpted by hand in timeless bronze. One views "Calliope," goddess of poetry, "Euterpe," goddess of music, "Thalia," goddess of drama, and "Terpsichore," goddess of the dance, posed amidst the ethereal beauty of delicately wrought clouds and stars.' Philip and Kelvin LaVerne's signature is acid etched on the table surface making this functional fine art for the floor. The intricate craftsmanship of this stunning coffee / tea table would be a great addition as part of a classic, contemporary, brutalist, chinoiserie, regency or mid-century modern living room, den, man or woman cave, family room, office or bedroom. It would also be an apt choice in a corporate, retail or hospitality location such as a boutique hotel lobby, cocktail bar, members club, workspace studio, executive office or in a luxe clothing emporium. Ideal for the collector client or high-fashion interior designer. ARTISTS: Philip LaVerne (1907-1987) Kelvin LaVerne (b. 1937) DOCUMENTATION: ”The Art of Philip & Kelvin LaVerne: Sculpture II” catalog, 1966, page 12 and 42: 'Classical' 'Three separate bronzes inlaid by hand create one solid background of magnificent light and dark brown bronzes. The design is the eternally inspiring theme of Muses; Dance, Poetry, Music, and Drama are portrayed.' "Philip and Kelvin LaVerne: Sculpture III" catalog, page 7 and 48: 'Classical' 'The eternally inspiring "Muses" of antiquity, as sculpted by hand in timeless bronze. One views "Calliope," goddess of poetry, "Euterpe," goddess of music, "Thalia," goddess of drama, and "Terpsichore," goddess of the dance, posed amidst the ethereal beauty of delicately wrought clouds and stars.' MEASUREMENTS: H 15" x W 70" x D 30" CONDITION: Beautiful Patina as you would expect from a Laverne. These were intentionally aged when first made and it's beauty and character has been more defined with time. Ready for immediate use.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Width: 70 in. (177.8 cm)Depth: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    EtchedBronze
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1960-1969
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1960s
  • Condition
    Beautiful Patina as you would expect from a Laverne. These were intentionally aged when first made and it's beauty and character has been more defined with time. Ready for immediate use.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330223518292

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