T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings - Design New York Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Liz O'Brien, New York
    Private collection, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Rosamund Frost, "Un Artiste Moderne de Formation Classique," Art et Industrie, October 1946, p. 46 for a similar example
    T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings and Carlton W. Pullin, Furniture of Classical Greece, New York, 1963, p. 21 for a similar example
    Terence-Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings
    , exh. cat., Eric Phillipe, Paris, 2000, p. 2 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present tables are rare examples from T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings's first line of furniture, "Sans Époque." This small collection is contemporary to his famous commission for the interior design of the Casa Encantada in Bel Air, California and reflects his concept of classically-derived forms that are "neither antique nor modern."


Pair of early side tables, from the "Sans Époque" collection

circa 1936
Maple-veneered wood, carved maple.
Each: 21 in. (53.3 cm) high, 30 in. (76.2 cm) diameter
Retailed by Robsjohn-Gibbings Limited, New York. Underside of each stamped with "SANS EPOQUE"/Robsjohn Gibbings.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $35,000

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New York Auction 17 December 2014 11am