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New In – A Geometric Ceramic Sculpture By Eddie Kent c.2004

New in today is an interesting geometric sculpture by the 20th Century British ceramic artist Eddie Kent, using a copper based raku glaze teqnique. Eddie specialises in decorative pots and vessels greatly inspired by Gothic, Celtic, Aboriginal and African motifs in his carved and boldly executed designs. He is based in Buckinghamshire and these pieces date to c.2004.

It can be found here

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New In – British Post War Oil On Board Of Two Figures Embracing c.1950’s

New In today is this large British post war oil on panel of two abstract figures in an embrace. It uses grey’s blues and pink’s in its composition. It will shortly be mounted in a lime washed frame. It is unattributed and dates to the c.1950’s.

It can be found here

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New In – c.1960’s Italian Copper Wall Lights

New In today are this unusual pair of uplighters of Italian origin, marked Brevatatto ‘FB’. They are comprised of patinated, pierced tubes in a ‘Gaudi-esque’ manner. They date to the early c.1960’s.

They can be found here

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New In – An Italian Surrealist Alabaster Lamp c.1940-50

New In today is this elegant Italian alabaster lamp in a neo-classical surrealist form. The cylindrical domed form contains a separate alabaster column inside. It dates between c.1940-50.

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New In – Aldo Tura Goat Skin Parchment Bar Cart c.1950

New In today is this very stylish bar cart by the famous Milan designer Aldo Tura. The trolley is in excellent condition and is comprises two shelves of rosewood covered in lacquered goatskin parchment. The metal work comprising supports, handle and fretwork gallery is gilt bronze and of fine detail. The casters are made of bone.

This table is signed and numbered and dates to c.1950

More details on Aldo Tura can be found here:

http://www.tura.it/en/history.html

It can be found here

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New In – c.1960-70 Faux Elephant Tusk Table, Paris

New In today is this very funky faux elephant tusk table, comprised of three tusk supports mounted with ormolu. It was made in Paris c.1960-70 and as yet is unattributed. The glass top can be altered to seat six, eight or a maximum of ten people. 78cm in height.

It can be found here

http://eburytrading.com/F74detail.php

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New In – A c.1940’s Italian Panelled Mirror

New In today is this very chic Italian panelled mirror. Each panel is bevelled and held in place with chrome studs. Demi-lune in shape, there is a border in amber glass. Dates to the c.1940’s, this would look good in almost any room of the house.

It can be found here

http://eburytrading.com/F73detail.php

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New In – A Large 19th C Twelve Branch Cut Glass Chandelier By Osler & Co

New in today is this large and impressive twelve branch English chandelier by Osler & Co. The glass is of good quality and it is hand cut throughout with etched and frosted components. It was formerly a gasolier and dates to around c.1860-80. Osler & Co were the English equivalent to Baccarat, and were patronised by Queen Victoria. Some of the most beautiful chandeliers in the world including the world’s largest were manufactured by Osler during the 19th Century.

It can be found here

http://eburytrading.com/ch60detail.php

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New In – c.1954 Jean Prouve Day Bed

New In today is an enamelled steel and upholstered day bed by the famous French designer of the mid 20th Century: Jean Prouve (1901-1984). It incorporates an oak swivelling tray.

This bed is one of a pair and dates to around c.1954

Jean Prouve

As a student of the metalworker Emile Robert from 1916 to 1919 and a collaborator with architects such as Robert Mallet-Stevens, Le Corbusier, Albert Laprade and Tony Garnier, Jean Prouvé proved to be a far-sighted technician who constantly adapted himself to the problems of his times through working in a collective structure. It was in this spirit that he opened his first workshop in 1923 (rue du Général Custine, Nancy) before moving to the rue des Jardiniers seven years later.

In 1945, Prouvé built his factory in Maxeville, where he stayed until 1954, at which time he lost control of his business. Thereafter, he continued his activities as a consulting-engineer for large architectural projects.

Beginning with the construction of wrought-iron gateways, railings and windows, from 1924 onwards Jean Prouvé created his first items of furniture. Having discovered electric welding and the application of diverse techniques of construction, he resorted to sheet-steel (particularly used in the automobile industry) of an extreme thinness – less than 1 mm thick – permitting him to obtain a “hollow-body” which allowed for a structure of exceptional resistance: the reclining chair of 1929 is a typical example.
The use of this metal is found in most of the furniture that marked his development. Jean Prouvé frequently employed aluminium in the form of corrugated sheet metal and molded elements – such as the adaptation of the rear legs of his office chair of 1934.

With his contribution to the 1930 exhibition at the Union des Artistes Modernes, of which he was a member since its formation in 1929, Jean Prouvé immediately confirmed the singularity of his approach: creating -with rustproof elements- furniture produced in series by industrial machines. He filled numerous orders such as the University of Nancy in 1932 and the furniture for the cafeteria des Arts et Métiers, Cité Internationale Universitaire Paris in 1950.

Aside from educational furniture, Jean Prouvé furnished offices and created chairs, tables, shelves, bookshelves and cabinets, all following the same construction principles: based on a sketch, a prototype was realized in order for its details to be assessed through a very strict evaluation process. This rigour allowed him to work with renowned architects Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret. Prouvé was affected by a pronounced appreciation for wood – natural wood or laminate -, with which he replaced his metallic structures in periods of shortage (wood chair of 1942). From 1956 onwards, his furniture was distributed by the gallery Steph Simon.

Jean Prouvé contributed considerably to the reconstruction and urbanization of France after the war. Always being a true entrepreneur, he was able to break away from traditional means of construction while giving priority to experience over profit.

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New In – c.1930’s French ‘Fer Forge’ Console

New In today, is this large & unusual French ‘fer forge’ console table, which has been polished and has a bleached mahogany inset top, it dates to the c.1930’s

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New In – c.1958 Phillip Lloyd Powell Cabinets

New In today are this exciting, large pair of wall cabinets by the American 20th Century designer Phillip Lloyd Powell (1919-2008). They have concave doors and when opened the shelved interiors are decorated in red lacquer. They are finished on the exterior in silver and gold leaf in brick form on a red background, which has been lacquered. The incorporated decorative handles are of Asian origin. Phillip often incorporated unusual elements such as these into his works. He is best known for his partnership and collaboration with the other great 20th Century American designer; Paul Evans.

This pair of cabinets were designed for his own use at home and were made around c.1958

There are two interesting articles on Phillip Lloyd Powell here:

http://www.1stdibs.com/articles/creators/powell/

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/16/arts/design/16powell.html

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New In – Travertine Marble & Chrome Hall Table

New in today is this large French circular hall table, which is made of travertine marble, supported on a steel and brass base. It dates to the 1970’s

Would look great in an entrance hall, kitchen or conservatory.

It can be found here

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New In – A Large Carved Fruit-wood Mirror Frame In The Oriental Style

New In today is this large & unusual French mirror frame. It is made of pine and carved fruit-wood in the Oriental style; trefoil in shape with an unusual thumbprint design around the edge. C1900-1920

I have not yet replaced the mirror plate, so that whoever wishes to purchase it can decide what kind of glass to use.

It can be found here

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New In – A Nest Of Gilt-Brass Occasional Tables

New in today is this charming nest of French occasional tables dating to the c1950’s. They are made of gilt-brass and fashioned to look like bamboo. Each table has a mirrored top and the smallest table also has a lower shelf.

These would be very useful in a drawing room.

They can be found here

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New In – 1940’s Italian Console

New In today is this very simple but stylish Italian console table. It is made of patinated bronze and ‘verde antico’ marble. The two supports rest on marble bases and are fashioned into acanthus leaves. The table dates to the c1940’s. It can be secured to a wall and therefore could take some weight. Would look great in an entrance hall, landing or cloak room.

It can be found here

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New In – 18th Century French Chandelier

New in today is this exquisitely delicate French chandelier of gilt bronze. Late 18th Century in date and hung with cut glass drops, some of which were replaced at a later stage. It has six lights and is strung with brass chain with a glass spire in the centre.

It can be found here

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New In – c.1940-50 Italian Rosewood Desk By Paolo Buffa

New In today is this very chic rosewood desk by the famous Milanese architect and designer paolo Buffa (1903-1970). It comprises a birch lined lockable drawer and a single compartment. The tapering legs have gilt-bronze mounted feet and the top is inset with glass. C.1940-50

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New In – 1970’s Polished Steel & Brass Gueridon Table

New in today is a very stylish polished steel and brass gueridon table, supporting a plate glass circular top with an etched ring held in place with chrome studs. Probably French and dating to the early 1970’s.

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New In – An 18th Century Russian Side Table

New In today is this exquisite late 18th Century Russian side table in mahogany with brass detailing and pierced gallery. It contains a slide with an early release mechanism. The top is glazed with a ‘Baltic’ blue panel set in a gilt-brass mount. On tapering legs and castor’s.

It can be found here:

http://eburytrading.com/F64detail.php

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New In – Blue Cactus By Riccardo Licata 1997

New In today is a glass sculpture by the famous Italian artist Riccardo Licata. It is one of his later works and is dated 1997.

Born in 1929, his works are now to be found in the museums of modern art of Venice, Milan, Mulhouse, Alessandria, Rome, Turin, Warsaw, Sao Paulo, Vienna, New York, Stockholm, Florence, Stuttgart, and elsewhere.

As I am in love with this piece and I treasure it at home, it is unlikely that I will part with it, however I am open to offers!

Mark

It can be found here:

http://eburytrading.com/Q40detail.php