200 Lexington Ave New York City, NY 10016 United States 646.293.6633
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'Spring Festival' Waterfall Coffee Table in Bronze by Philip & Kelvin LaVerne

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Origin United States
Period 1950-1979
Materials hand-crafted acid-etched and patinated bronze over wood with delicate tones of hand-painted polychrome enamels and patinated pewter
W. 52.75 in; H. 15.25 in; D. 20 in;
W. 133.99 cm; H. 38.74 cm; D. 50.8 cm;
Condition Good. In very good condition with rich patina on metal, tabletop cleaned and refinished
Creation Date 1960s
Description Philip and Kelvin LaVerne's rare sculptural 'Spring Festival' coffee table in a waterfall form.  This figural design coffee table is composed of acid-etched and patinated bronze over wood with delicate tones of hand painted polychrome enamels and patinated pewter depicting a chinoiserie motif. Incised signature to tabletop Philip Kelvin LaVerne.

Father and son duo Philip (1907—1987) and Kelvin (born 1936) Laverne were widely recognized for their sculptural and historically influenced furniture although their oeuvre also included fine art and sculpture. From the mid-1950s through the 1980s, they utilized the centuries-old bronze casting techniques using low relief sheets in their works including cabinets, coffee and occasional tables among many other objects. They created a distinct blend of function and artistry while incorporating ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Greek archaeological and art historical references. Their uncommon techniques included applying patina and acid etching to mixed metals such as pewter, brass, and bronze. The furniture and sculpture of Philip and Kelvin Laverne is highly sought after today for its one-of-a kind quality and demonstrated mastery of functional décor.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
200 Lex Booth Number 47
Dealer Reference Number LAV203
Incollect Reference Number 472379
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