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French Art Deco Coffee Table by Raymond SUBES and Max INGRAND


French Coffee Table - Ref 10307
by Raymond SUBES and Max INGRAND
France, 1935-1940

Wrought-iron base with some gilded parts
The top, made of black glass, shows a swarm of stars shining in the night as the Milky Way
These stars are acid-etched and gilded

Height : 48cm - 18.9in, Diameter : 78cm - 30.7in

Just some slight scratches on the top, wear on stars (see photos)
The condition is excellent

Adepts of classicism, Max Ingrand's motifs included, besides a few attempts of constructivist spirit, numerous mythological and astrological subjects. Milky Way, signs of the zodiac, works of Hercules, Venus, Bacchus, Mount Parnassus, fish and shells, floral entwines invade, on their supports of mirrors, walls, ceilings, doors, tables and screens. Most of the decorators of the time used his works for hanging mirrors, table tops or slabs which serve not only for the decoration of furniture but also for important building sites, interiors. Among them are René Prou, Gilbert Poillerat, Marc du Plantier, René Drouet, Jules Leleu, Maxime Old, André Arbus and Raymond Subes. Max Ingrand biography