(A) Normally when I visit a dealer-friend's home in France I try to figure out what's their personal space (and stuff) and what's for sale. It can be a delicate balancing act. When I saw this table in my friend's living room I didn't dare ask whether it was for sale, but lo and behold he promptly informed me that it was available, to my delight! Vendu! I used it in my own home for years and beat back the local dealer wave of "how much is that?" Now I've moved and am making the table available!
Classic French over-achieving here -- in terms of the thickness of the marble and the excellence of the ironwork. Whether the table's from the 30's or 40's, I'm not sure, but it's certainly plenty OLD. I think of this particular style of ironwork as being more post-WWII than prior. Anyway, it's a bold, unusual piece of furniture, one which I've enjoyed mightily for years.
The dimensions of 39 x 31 inches include the parts of the iron which protrude beyond the edges of the marble. The dimensions of the marble top itself: 25 1/2 x 33 1/2.
Slight scuffing along the edge of the marble, here and there...no chips that bear mentioning. Overall: about 39 x 31 x 21.25 high.
This style's certainly not "in vogue" with the MCM people right now -- but just wait, they'll realize the folly of their ways...eventually! And when they do, YOU will be the one "in vogue."
(B) A handsome and beautifully-crafted wrought iron occasional table, probably quite suitable as a coffee table. The clear glass top (not shown) has a distinctive scalloped edge. Approximate measurements: 38x17 by 21 high. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)
(C) A strong, French Art Moderne designed occasional table, probably from the late 20s to the late 30s. Dimensions: 25 1/2 diameter, 31 high. Don't mind the dust on the base, it's been "gone over" by my professional restorer. (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)
(D) Who doesn't love a story, and this one comes with a corker. On the underside of both top drawers, Madame Duffourd, on 15 June 1933, noted that she made a gift of this vanity/desk to her two adorable grandchildren, Yvonne and Roget Burle! If that doesn't win your heart, the piece itself should, with its gorgeous marble top, beveled (and near-mint) adjustable mirror, and overall good looks! 52 inches high, about 31 wide, 20 deep. A jewel for all time! (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)
(E) Click here to see this entire, extraordinary dining set, by the Maison Bellon of Lyon.
(F) A large rosewood dining table, this one a bold, "masculine" design. The top measures about 39 wide by 63 long, with a nice deep apron of about 5 inches. Super for the dining room or for use as a smallish conference table (for meetings of the elite). The grain on the top is every bit as vibrant as the grain on the columns. All that visual stimulation, I'm told, helps with digestion. Can be refinished here and sent to you in mint restored condition. Just ask, and I'll make a trip to the warehouse for better pictures (and meanwhile, my apologies for this grim photo, taken in the warehouse in France when and where I purchased it!) (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)
(G) ... as in "GEE!" Yup, right out of the best shop in Clignoncourt, by cracky! Click here to see more pix!