Architectural & Vintage

1920s French Gilded Wrought iron and Marble Dining Table Attributed to Gilbert Poillerat

A very useful and unusual 1920s French gilded Wrought iron dining / garden table with a green marble top.
Unique dining table, attributed to Gilbert Poillerat ( France 1902-1988). The wrought iron and gilt support consists of beautiful lyre-shaped legs with scrolls at the top. They are joined in the centre by a rectangular structure in forged wrought iron. The gilding is a perfect match for the marble of the top, whose mottling intermingles various shades of green, between whitish, emerald, olive and dark.
Gilbert Poillerat studied at the École Boulle, where he trained as an engraver and metal chiseller, graduating in 1921. Between 1921 and 1927, he worked for the wrought-iron expert Edgar Brandt, doing design and production work. In 1927, he began working for the building structures company Baudet, Donon and Roussel, and headed their decorative hardware division, producing tables and lamps. During the 1930s and 1940s, Poillerat continued to design furniture and architectural elements. He drew inspiration from a variety of sources, including historical architecture and nature. In 1934 he began to produce jewellery. In the mid-1930s, under the influence of Christian Bérard and Jean Cocteau, Poillerat was inspired by the neo-baroque movement. In 1946, Poillerat left Baudet, Donon and Roussel to work as a teacher at the École Nationale des Arts Decoratifs. There he taught for 26 years, while continuing his own design production, collaborating with artists of the stature of André Arbus, Jean Pascaud and Vadim Androusov.




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France Early 20th century Circa 1920s Attribution : Gilbert Poillerat (1902-1988)


Height: 75cm (29.5 inches)
Width: 90cm (35.4 inches)
Length: 160cm (63.0 inches)

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