Details: Beautifully constructed hardwood planked oval coffee table featuring riveted top and four A-frame style legs. The wood is believed to be ash and has a beautiful blonde glow with gray accents and smooth surface and edges from loving use over time. The surface planks are groove jointed. A wonderful coffee table that can fit into a variety of décors, with a wonderful history, being made by this great designer for a school!
The original plate on the underside reads "Mobilier Scolaire-Fernand Nathan-Paris", who was a French painter, decorator, and furniture designer, born in Marseilles, France 1875. Nathan was a painter before becoming active as an interior architect, and was a cabinetmaker and designer of lighting, printed fabrics, and furniture. He first showed his work (a dining room) at the 1913 Salon of the Societe des Artistes Decorateurs. From 1922 he designed simple lacquered models for La Maitrise, the decorating studio of the famous Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris. Nathan designed boutiques for Les Etablissements Florina and Compagnie des Perles Electriques, in both instances participating also in the interiors with furniture. In the Ambassade Francaise he participated in the decoration of the pavilion's grand salon. A wonderful coffee table that can fit into a variety of décors, with a wonderful history being that he made this piece for a school.
Dimensions: 78.5"l x 33.75"d x 19"h (60 lbs)
Condition: In beautiful condition!