First Published 30 May 2013
Why is this masterfully crafted French18th century center table on our blog? Because it will be on view at Design Miami Basel starting June 10th!
This object is from the world renowned Steinitz Gallery on rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. The presence of the Steinitz stand is a wonderfully powerful and exciting indication that the conversation about design is expanding to include historical periods.
Hercules Table (1770-1780) is comprised of a yellow sienna marble top above a carved draped animal pelt apron, on four naturalistic legs joined by twisted ‘rope’ supports.
Having had the privilege of working as a junior specialist on the New York portion of Steinitz’s three city (NY, London and Paris) sale at Christie’s in 2007, I’ve seen first hand some of the Steinitz treasures and sensed the passion involved in finding these treasures, revealing their stories and presenting them to enthusiasts.
Look closely even if antiques are not your thing and you have to admit this table is a breath-taking combination of creativity and talent!
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