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90-92 Pimlico Road London SW1W8PL , England Call Seller 44.207.259.0099

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Rare pair of tables

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  • Description
    T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905-1976)
    Rare pair of tables
    Model 'Trapeza'
    Marble top with three bronze legs and stretchers
    The legs executed in a design of a reeded plaster terminating in a lions paw
    Edited by Saridis, Athens
    Greece
    c 1965

    Special commission with white marble tops

    Re-creation of a Greek table from a kylix of the 5th century B.C.
    Tables of this type are often depicted alongside couches for dining and the advantage of the three legs is in it's stability on an uneven floor.
    Bibliography:
    Furniture of Classical Greece – T.H.Robsjohn Gibbings & Carlton W. Pullin, ed Knopf 1963, p101
    U.S. Designer Looks Back to Ancient Greece to Create New Classics, Life, vol. 51, no. 11, September 15, 1961, pp. 80-81
    “A Lost Greek Look Retrieved,” Vogue, no. 141, February 15, 1963, p. 122
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Greece
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: cast bronze, brass & white marble
    Condition: Good. in good vintage condition, please contact us for full condition report
    Creation Date: c 1965
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 602769
  • Dimensions
    W. 35.83 in; H. 20.87 in; D. 21.65 in;
    W. 91 cm; H. 53 cm; D. 55 cm;
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Portuondo focuses in three fields, art, antiques and design. It is managed and run by Hugo and Diego Portuondo. Their gallery spaces are located in London & Madrid.

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