PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE
“FESTIVAL” CONSOLE TABLE
bronze, acid-etched and patinated pewter, ebonized wood
signed Philip & Kelvin/LaVerne and with the artist's gallery paper label
26 x 56 x 20 in. (66 x 142 x 50.8 cm)
Overall in very good condition. A superb console table representative of the Lavernes’ unique style and retains a significant amount of the original highly saturated coloration as seen in the catalogue illustration. The top presents with some small and minor surface scratches and light abrasions, which are consistent with age and gentle use. With a few scattered discolorations that are consistent with use and the natural aging process of the patinated metal. The bronze frame and legs with light oxidation throughout which is also consistent with the natural evolution of the medium. A wonderfully detailed motif and complementing structural design that shows the wonderful narrative decorative motif for which they are widely recognized.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
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.
Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Sculpture III, sales catalogue, p. 30 (for a related "Festival" table)