Dining Tables

A Fine & Rare Horse Head Bronze Table w/Rosso Imperio Marble Top Gilbert Poillerat Designer, France

Circa 1935

20th Century

There have been many important French designers associated with Art Deco and through the 1930's, '40's and beyond who worked in wrought iron. One usually thinks of Edgar Brandt, Raymond Subes, and Paul Kiss. For quite a while, when Art Deco was enjoying its first flush of recognition in the 1970's, Gilbert Poillerat remained relatively unknown. This would soon change as the natural progression of design exploration began to move into the 1930's and beyond, and Poillerat would emerge as one of the most original and important designers of his time.

Gilbert Poillerat was born in 1902 in a small town in France that, oddly, had three names - Mer, Loir et Cher. Like many other furniture designers, he attended the famed École Boulle, where he trained as a metal chiseler and engraver, graduating in 1921. Following his graduation, he worked with arguably the best and most influential wrought-iron master - Edgar Brandt. He worked for Brandt for over seven years in both design and production. There can be no doubt that this time was hugely important, not only in furthering his training and perfecting his technique, but also exposing him to the new ideas that had blossomed forth during the Art Deco movement, when wrought-iron escaped the constraints of tradition that had kept it static for so long.

Height 33 in. Width 67 in. Depth 36 in.

Inventory Number: Tab212
A Louis XVI Brass Mounted Mahogany Dining Table
18th Century

The extension top, with (1) 20-inch finished leaf and (4) unfinished each 18.25 in. leaves,
Height 29 in. Diameter 59 in. (table closed)  Total opened: 152 in.

Height 29 in. Diameter 59 in. (table closed) Total opened: 152 in.

Inventory Number: Tab 326
A Rare English Oak Joined Table
17th Century

The rectangular plank top above a gadrooned frieze carved with rosettes, on baluster-shaped legs and conforming stretcher

Height 31 ½ in. Length 145 in. Depth 34 in.

Inventory Number: Tab 92
A Rare Mahogany Cumberland Action Dining Table
18th Century

Height 28 ½ in. Width 47 ½ in. Depth 15 ½ “Closed” Depth 47 ½ in. by 58 in. "Open"

Inventory Number: Tab317
A Louis XVI Mahogany Dining Table
18th Century

Height 29 in. Width 64 in. Length 184 in. Each leaf 24 in. (5)

Inventory Number: Tab313
A Regency Style Mahogany Double Pedestal Table

Height 29 in. Width 46 in. Length 72 in. With leaf 94 in. Leaf 22 in.

Inventory Number: Tab309
A Fine & Rare Louis XVI/Directoire Mahogany Dining Table
 By Claude Messier

18th Century

Claude Messier Maitre 1792

Active in Paris at the end of the 18th Century

Opened: Height 29 in. Length 146 in. (12ft 4 in.) Depth 56 3/4 in.

 6 leaves each 15 in.

Inventory Number: Tab201
A Renaissance Walnut Henri II Style Table
16th/17th Century

Height 33 in. Width 61 in. Depth 34 in.

Inventory Number: Tab91
A Fine & Rare Henri II Walnut Draw Leaf Table
16th/17th Century

The rectangular top with sliding extensions, the frieze with masked heads in the corners resting on columnar legs joined by wide molded stretchers over globular feet, the table with some period restorations.

Height 30 ½ in. Width 38 in. Depth 31 in.

Inventory Number: Tab2