Property from an Important American Collection
patinated iron, marble
28 x 78¼ x 39⅛ in. (71.1 x 195 x 99.1 cm)
Overall in very good condition. An elegant and refined piece by Poillerat enhanced by a superb marble top in excellent condition exhibiting rich variegated hues and colors ranging from eggshell to salmon pink, as pictured in the catalogue photography. The marble presents with light surface scratches throughout consistent with gentle use. The center of the table with an area of very light discoloration, possibly from use, which is not visually distracting. The iron base with expected oxidation to the metal throughout, also visible in the catalogue photography and consistent with age and the natural evolution of the medium. The metallic surfaces present with occasional irregularities which are inherent to production as well as scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions and wear consistent with age and use. An elegant and highly functional piece by a master of French Art Deco ironwork.
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NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE INCLUDED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Christie's New York, June 8, 2000, lot 92
Ensembles Mobiliers, Vol. 7, 1946, pl. 39
Françoise Baudot, Gilbert Poillerat, Maître Ferronnier, Paris, 1992, p. 240 (for a variant of the model)