A Philip and Kelvin LaVerne "Chin Yin" coffee table

Circa 1965
With raised etched signature and retail label to underside
The coffee table in bronze with acid-etched and enameled brass, the top depicting dancing figures with enameled details
17.25" H x 70.125" W x 30" D

  • Notes: Philip (1907-1987) and Kelvin LaVerne (b. 1937) are a father-son team who started creating their furniture designs in 1960 out of a studio in New York City. Philip studied art at the Arts Student League in New York, while his son Kelvin, who attended City College in New York City and Parsons, majored in metal sculpting and furniture design.

    Drawing upon their unique talents, the collaborative design duo continually experimented with various techniques that they selectively employed in their designs. While Philip focused on the artistic elements and subject matter, his son Kelvin worked on translating his father's vision into functional furniture designs. As a result, they became known for incorporating multiple mediums -- such as pewter, patinated bronze, and silver" into a single unified furniture design. Their sources of inspiration varied greatly, and the pair often drew upon Classical motifs and those from Chinese, Egyptian, and Greek cultures.
  • Condition: Overall good condition with scattered scuffs, scratches, and oxidation commensurate with age. The screws mounting the base to the top are replacements. Slight yellowing and chipping to enameled details.

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