Library 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
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A Spanish Baroque Walnut Table
17th Century

The rectangular top raised on shaped trestles joined by wrought-iron stretchers



Inventory Number: Tab331
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An Italian Baroque Walnut Center/Library Table
17th Century

The rectangular top above three paneled drawers, raised on shaped baluster legs joined by stretchers.

Height 31 in Width 90 in. Depth 32 in.

Inventory Number: Tab 310
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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
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A Fine Early Victorian Carved Maple & Tiger Maple Library Table/Writing Table 
19th Century

Fitted with a leather writing surface.

Height 30 in. Width 82 ½ in. Depth 30 in.

Inventory Number: Tab319
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An Important & Rare Rococo Walnut Center Table
18th Century

With a shaped top over a foliate carved apron centered by a cabochon cartouche, on carved cabriole legs ending with claw feet.

Height 35 ½ in. Width 56 in. Depth 25 ½ in.

Inventory Number: Tab28
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An Unusual Mid Century Art Deco Style Marble Top Table


Height 33 in. Width 60 in. Depth 18 in.

Inventory Number: Tab316
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An Italian Walnut Baroque Table
17th Century

The rectangular molded top with inlaid decorations at the corners over two drawers all resting on a trestle base.

Height 31 1/2 in.  Width 32 1/2 in.  Lenght 62 in.

Inventory Number: Tab128
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An Italian Baroque Walnut Double Sided Center/Library Table
17th Century

The rectangular top above four paneled drawers at each front with two being false drawers, raised on shaped trestles joined by wrought-iron s-scroll stretchers

Height 33 1/2 in Width 76 in. Depth 31 ½ in.

Inventory Number: Tab108
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An Italian Baroque Walnut Table
17th Century

The rectangular top above two carved frieze drawers, resting on carved legs joined by a scalloped stretcher.

Height 32 in. Width 56 in. Depth 28 1/2 in.

Inventory Number: Tab99
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