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$ 180,000

Philip & Kelvin LaVerne Rare and Important Extension Dining Table 1960s (Signed)

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 1950-1979
Materials Bronze, Pewter, Wood, Enamel - Hand Crafted
W. 72 in; H. 30.5 in; D. 41 in;
W. 182.88 cm; H. 77.47 cm; D. 104.14 cm;
Condition Good. Excellent condition
Creation Date 1960s
Description Rare and Important K'ang Hsi extension dining table in etched and patinated pewter and bronze with enamel colors by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne, American 1960s (signed on both leaves and center section, “Philip & Kelvin LaVerne”). There are 4 symbols on the leaves which represent good luck, prosperity, longevity, and happiness. Only a small number these were produced. It is a tour de force of design and incorporates the many artistic talents of Philip & Kelvin LaVerne.

The table extends to 112.5 inches with both leaves.

Description from the original showroom literature:
"A magnificent sculptured dining room table in bronze and pewter, enhanced with patina and opulent enamel colorings. A patented mechanism process utilizes concealed leaves which are retractable at a slight touch, extending the surface for entertaining in grand style. The Oriental design is comprised of separate vignettes that describe joyous ceremonies. The base is a sculptured bronze pedestal."

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne SCULPTURE III, catalog published in the 1960’s, this table is shown on page 40 with a description on page 55.
Styles / Movements Asian, Modern, Studio Craft
Dealer Reference Number diningtable163
Incollect Reference Number 370552
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