T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings - Design New York Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Brussels, acquired from Eleftherios Saridis, 1960s

  • Literature

    “U.S. Designer Looks Back to Ancient Greece to Create New Classics,” Life, vol. 51, no. 11, September 15, 1961, pp. 80-81
    “A Lost Greek Look Retrieved,” Vogue, no. 141, February 15, 1963, p. 122
    T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and Carlton W. Pullin, Furniture of Classical Greece, New York, 1963, pp. 27, 100-1

  • Catalogue Essay

    Beginning in 1960, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings collaborated with the Athens firm Eleftherios Saridis to reconstruct furniture designs from ancient Greece, including chairs, tables, and stools. For the present pair of Trapeza tables, Gibbings took castings from a bronze leg in the Palermo Museum, Sicily, while the design of the table came from a kylix in the Berlin Museum dating to the first half of the fifth century BCE.


Pair of “Trapeza” tables

circa 1961
Patinated bronze, black marble.
Each: 19 x 23 x 34 in. (48.3 x 58.4 x 86.4 cm)
Manufactured by Eleftherios Saridis, Athens.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $20,000

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New York Auction 6 June 2019