Philip & Kelvin Laverne Acid Etched Bronze "Chan" Coffee Table
A highly collectible acid etched and hand painted bronze and pewter coffee table by Philip and Kelvin Laverne. The round shaped table features their "Chan" pattern on the tabletop. The hexagonal patinated bronze pedestal base features enamel insets. Using an involved process perfected through painstaking library research over a six-year span, the Laverne's, 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.
Table top signed Philip + Kelvin Laverne.
47" diameter x 18" height
Excellent vintage condition with age appropriate patina.