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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Côte d’Azur
    Galerie Jean Louis Danant, Paris
    Private collection, Los Angeles

  • Literature

    François Baudot, Gilbert Poillerat: maître ferronnier, Paris, 1992 for similar forms and motifs throughout

  • Catalogue Essay

    The glass top of the present table comprises three sections on which Gilbert Poillerat depicted six of the Twelve Labors of Hercules. Listed in traditional order, as determined by Peisandros of Rhodes (circa 600 BC), they are as follows: 1) Slaying the Nemean Lion; 2) Slaying the Lernaean Hydra; 6) Slaying the Stymphalion Birds; 8) Stealing the Mares of Diomedes; 11) Stealing the Apples of the Hesperides, guarded by the dragon Ladon (detail above); and 12) Capturing Cerberus, guard dog of Hades.

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Unique illuminated dining table, for a private commission, Côte d’Azur

1940s
Patinated and painted wrought iron, parcel-gilt glass.
30 x 108 x 53 in (76.2 x 274.3 x 134.6 cm)
Glass molded with artist’s monogram ‘GP’.

Estimate
$40,000 - 50,000 

Design

15 June 2012
New York