The offered lot is to be compared with a table sold by Sotheby's Paris on November 22nd 2011, lot 138. This table was created for Tempe à Pailla in 1935 and offered by Eileen Gray to Mrs Natalia Ferrand. The two women met in 1960 in Paris and stayed in touch until Eileen Gray's death in 1976. During these years, warmth and kindness united the two women who spent entire days chatting on the artist's sofa, on rue Bonaparte. In 1964, Mrs Ferrand's daughter announced her wedding and Eileen Gray asked her what she would like as a wedding gift. The bride-to-be answered "an object made by you". This is how Eileen Gray offered this table with the same structure as the one from Tempe a Pailla but on a smaller size and with a top comprising three lacquered panels.
As Eileen Gray used lacquer from 1913 to 1930 and the metal structure was created circa 1935-1940, this table could be dated between 1930 and 1950.
Several variations of this model possessing a similar structure but different dimensions are known, some with a copper top, some with an engraved pine top and some with a pine top with glass inlay.
This table will be included in the catalogue raisonné written by Mr. Patrice le Fay d'Extepare d'Ibarrola.