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Saridis of Athens Rare Monumental Dining Table by T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings, Signed

$38,800
$55,00029% Off

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This rare and monumental dining table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for Saridis of Athens (signed under both sections), circa 1950s, is a prime candidate for the discriminating collector - not only is it incredibly rare, it is also in fantastic original condition. This fine work of functional art features two legs finely carved in an acanthus leaf motif with tiered square bases wrapped in brass. The solid wood top has a gorgeous mitered edge. One 24" leaf transforms the 96" table to a 120" banquet sized table using high quality brass locking mechanisms. Underneath both sections of the table, near the acanthus leaf legs are a suite of Saridis of Athens labels and stamps. As you can see in the photo gallery - this example has the original early production Greek labels, plaques and stamps near each leg (2 labels, 2 stamps and 2 plaques). This is such an exquisite example of such a rare design - if you are considering this piece, consider purchasing it quickly before someone else does, especially if you already have or plan to get the Saridis of Athens Klismos chairs. Finding another Saridis dining table, especially of this size is a monumental challenge. What kind of collector owns a Saridis of Athens dining set? Its a connoisseur who is refined, confident, and intelligent and selects objects that are equally refined in craftsmanship, rareness, and with impeccable style. This monumental dining table is the epitome of refined, and while slightly understated at first glance, is equally magnificent upon close inspection when noticing the fine details such as the finely carved acanthus leaf bases - this is precisely why Saridis of Athens is one of the most coveted itms for the truly distinguished collector and competitive luxury interior designer. Consider using this monumental T.H. Robsjohn Gibbins for Saridis of Athens dining table as a banquet table in a banquet hall, conference table in an executive corporate office, creative office or design studio, or a wild twist to the common executive desk - simply add some file drawers underneath and now you're the CEO with something no one else has. This table is an amazing choice for all interior styles from Mid-Century Modern, Contemporary, Postmodern, French Neoclassical, Mediterranean, Hollywood Regency, Art Deco, Traditional, Transitional, Craftsman, and more. Measurements: (with 24" leaf) H 30.25" x W 120.25" x D 49.75" (without leaf) W 96.25" Provenance: From an important single collection in Athens, Greece. Condition: Excellent showroom condition. This is a piece from the 1950s but has such minimal wear, it appears it ware rarely used over the decades. The visible wear noticed upon close inspection included: some patina to lower brass sections, some light scratches only noticeable upon close inspection and a couple very small light nicks also only noticeable with close inspection. From regular viewpoint - this piece is in near-mint condition and will surely impress your guests, a very fine collectors example.

Details

  • Creator
    T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (Designer),Saridis (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.25 in. (76.84 cm)Width: 120.25 in. (305.44 cm)Depth: 49.75 in. (126.37 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Excellent showroom condition. This is a piece from the 1950s but has such minimal wear, it appears it ware rarely used over the decades. Please read description for greater condition details.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1330219879402

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About the Designer

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

British-born designer, interior decorator and author T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905–76) was one of the great American tastemakers in the middle decades of the 20th century. Much like Edward Wormley, Robsjohn-Gibbings was a design classicist by education and inclination, but he would come to create some of the most gracious and livable modern furnishings of the era.

Robsjohn-Gibbings studied architecture at the University of London, then held various jobs that included designing décors for passenger liners and working as the art director of a film studio. In the early 1930s, while employed by the upper-crust interior designer Charles J. Duveen, Robsjohn-Gibbings experienced an epiphany during a visit to the British Museum. Examining the furniture depicted on ancient Greek ceramics — lithe stools and klismos chairs — he realized that he had found a design touchstone. By 1936, he had moved to New York and set up a showroom on Madison Avenue for his modern reinterpretations of classic Greek designs. Aided by contacts he’d developed while working with Duveen, he quickly established a clientele that included Elizabeth Arden, Doris Duke and Thelma Chrysler Foy.

Through his writings for magazines and books, Robsjohn-Gibbings earned a public following and was established as an urbane arbiter of taste. From 1943 to 1956, he produced an understated line of modernist furnishings for Widdicomb, which included one of the icons of the period: the tiered, biomorphic Mesa coffee table (1951). Robsjohn-Gibbings moved to Athens, Greece, in 1966, and created a new line of antiquity-inspired pieces for the firm Saridis. The series turned out to be his swan song.

Collectors’ interest in Robsjohn-Gibbings was reignited in the 1980s, when the 200-plus pieces from his 1936–38 commission for the Bel-Air estate of Los Angeles socialite Hilda Boldt Weber — pared-down neoclassical pieces rendered in blond wood (with the occasional flourish) — came on the market. (Up until then, the collection had remained in the house, despite its having changed hands several times.) 

But his work for Widdicomb remains his most widely known, appreciated for its elegance and generous proportions. Robsjohn-Gibbings despised the stern aesthetic associated with his Bauhaus contemporaries, and a keynote of his modernist pieces is that they have no sharp angles. His chair and sofa frames, table legs and even many cabinets feature softly contoured edges. In whatever styled he designed, Robsjohn-Gibbings was guided by simplicity and timelessness. He wanted his furniture to be lived with happily.

About the Seller
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