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Bleached Mahogany Table, USA, 1961

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 1950-1979
Materials Bleached Mahogany.
Dimensions
W. 36 in; H. 29 in; D. 84 in;
W. 91.44 cm; H. 73.66 cm; D. 213.36 cm;
Creation Date 1961
Description A Custom Table or Desk in Mahogany designed by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings for a commission for Philip Johnson, USA/Athens, Greece, 1961

A gorgeous custom bleached mahogany table or desk designed by T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and built by Saridis of Athens. The table, with its classical fretwork on the legs and apron, was designed by Gibbings at the request of Philip Johnson for a Johnson-designed penthouse apartment and executive office in Toronto in 1961. The Greek furniture manufacturer Saridis produced a line of pieces for Gibbings and executed custom commissions such as this one. The Johnson-designed penthouse was built in a Mies Van der Rohe building in Toronto for the Torno family and has historical designation as a rare example of modern architecture. The table has been restored to it’s original bleached finish – exquisitely done giving the mahogany a bone coloration with matte finish and open grain.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 98024
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