ON HOLD ** Pair of Philip and Kelvin Laverne Acid Etched Bronze Side Tables
A pair of highly collectible side tables by Philip and Kelvin Laverne. The square shaped tables features their signature acid etched motif pattern on the tabletop that is floated above four four square patinated bronze legs with two horizontal parallel stretcher bars.
Using an involved process perfected through painstaking library research over a six-year span, the Lavernes, a father and son duo, began producing the decorative bronze furniture for which they would become known around the mid-1950s. Though their historical style and somewhat mythologized technique (a special soil from Asia was imported in which pieces were buried to patinate) were at odds with the modernist dogma of the day, the Laverne's’ business exploded in popularity; their waiting list often ran years deep.
18” width x 18” depth x 16” height.
Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate patina.