Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


Guillerme et Chambron "Portefeuille" Oak Dining Table, France ca 1960s

$ 8,360
  • Description
    Guillerme et Chambron’s table designs are well-known for their distinctive appearance and multifunctionality; this model in particular shows how decorative design and functionality were equally important for the designers, being as sensitive to the use of furniture in everyday life as to the creation of innovative design.

    This table has an airy and practical design, which is dominated by the natural beauty of the material and the creative, yet subtle, joinery. The top is held by an elaborate lower structure composed of four carved legs connected by a stretcher and sculptural elements. Crafted from Guillerme et Chambron’s signature material, blonde oak, this table features a clean, geometric-shaped top with the slats of wood arranged so that the grain of the oak is showcased. On one side, the top can be easily be folded over to provide additional space to the interior.

    The design shows Robert Guillerme and Jacques Chambron’s unique visions in the table’s decorative and functional details. Compared to the duo’s other models, this table is more pared down, relying mostly on its decorative legs. Unlike in most mid-century models, ornamentation was an important part of the duo’s creations, but - while apparent - they were never overwhelming. This balance between form, ornament, and functionality kept the pieces’ elegance, as is the case with this dining table.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some marks on the wood.

    44.88 in W x 42.91 in D x 28.94 in H
    114 cm W x 109 cm D x 73.5 cm H

    90.16 in W x 42.91 in D x 28.94 in H
    229 cm W x 109 cm D x 73.5 cm H

    About the Designers:
    Robert Guillerme graduated in 1934 from the École Boulle where he excelled in architecture and furniture design. After the Second World War he moved to Lille, in the north of France, where he decorated homes and designed furniture for the well regarded Rogier workshops.

    In 1948, Guillerme was joined by his long-time friend, decorator Jacques Chambron in Lille. The following year Guillerme and Chambron met master cabinetmaker Émile Dariosecq, owner of a woodworking shop and the company Votre Maison was born. Together, they defined and imposed a new furniture concept. Thanks to their distinctive creativity, originality, and quality, the Votre Maison quickly became well-known.

    The Votre Maison marked the history of French design. Guillerme drew the furniture designs while Chambron played the part of salesman, welcoming and advising clients. The power duo was complemented by Dariosecq, whose workshop took charge of the manufacturing. Together, they defined new furnishings concepts. Well-crafted chair back, polished wood and thick cushions make the reputation of their armchairs and sofas. Votre Maison continued to produce furniture right into the 20th century, with Jacques’s son Hervé Chambron, a designer and graduate of the École Boulle, having taken the over in 1983. ~H.

    This table will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Oak Wood
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some marks on the wood.
    Creation Date: ca 1960s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20221248
    Incollect Reference #: 727562
  • Dimensions
    W. 90.16 in; H. 28.94 in; D. 42.91 in;
    W. 229 cm; H. 73.5 cm; D. 109 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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