Rare and important dining table

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  • Provenance

    Renée Saint-Cyr, France, circa 1936
    Galerie Olivier Watelet, Paris, circa 1998
    Sotheby's, New York, 'Important 20TH Century Design', 9 December, 2005, lot 20
    Galerie Chastel-Maréchal, Paris
    Private collection, New York
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    'Serge Roche', Galerie Chastel-Maréchal, Paris, 13 September-14 October, 2006

  • Literature

    ‘Fleurs, Beuté de la Maison’, Plaisir de France: art, ameublement, jardins, mode, tourisme mondanitésl, November 1934, p. 18 for an example with an octagonal tabletop and similar base
    Bernard Champigneulle, ‘Esthétique de Pratique’, l’Amour de l’Art, l’intérieur moderne, nos. 28-30, June 1948, p. 13 for an example with an octagonal tabletop and similar base
    Décoration de France, appartements et hôtels particuliers
    , Paris, 1949, p. 196
    Stephen Calloway, Baroque Baroque, The culture of excess, London, 1994, p. 66 for an example with a rectangle marble tabletop and similar base
    'La Collection Éphémère', X Biennale Internationale des Antiquaires, exh. cat., Galerie Olivier Watelet, Paris, 1998, illustrated pp. 272-73
    ‘Serge Roche le style ‘panache’', Connaissance Des Arts, no. 555, November 1998, p. 78 for an example with marble tabletop and similar base
    Olivier Watelet, ‘Rêve Baroque’, L’Objet d’Art, no. 327, September 1998, illustrated p. 51
    Bruno Foucart and Jean-Louis Gaillemin, Les Décorateurs des années 40, exh. cat., Ville De Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, 1998, p. 234 for an example with an octagonal tabletop and similar base, p. 235 for an example with a rectangle marble tabletop and similar base
    Philippe Seulliet, ‘Crème de Cocteau’, The World of Interiors, October 2003, illustrated pp. 268-69
    Patrick Mauriès, Serge Roche, exh. cat., Galerie Chastel-Maréchal, Paris, 2006, illustrated pp. 98-99

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is one of four extant tables with similar bases. There are two octagonal tabletop examples, one executed in glass and the other in scagliola. The other two examples have rectangular tabletops, one executed in glass and the other in scagliola.

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Rare and important dining table

circa 1936
Silvered glass, painted plaster.
76 x 206.2 x 111 cm (29 7/8 x 81 1/8 x 43 3/4 in.)
Executed by master glassmaker Robert Pansart (1909-1973), Paris, France.

Estimate
£80,000 - 120,000 Ω

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