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THEVENIN VINTAGE FRENCH DINING TABLE

Francois Thevenin was a very gifted and original furniture designer. He worked primarily on the French Riviera, working with one of France's most important architects - Jacques Couelle, known as "the architect of billionaires".

Thevenin designed architectural elements for Couelle's fabulous villas, as well as for an architecturally very interesting resort near Rochebrune in the south of France - very much like up-dated Gaudi. Thevenan also designed some of the furniture for these villas, and his pieces are quite hard to find.

This Thevenin table has a hand-forged free-form wrought-iron base, and the removable top is inlaid with a beautiful motif of leaves. The table top is also inlaid with interestingly shaped pieces of bone. The overall effect is stunning, and very unusual.

This table would be a great centerpiece for a dining room, but could be used in many other ways.

 

From the Primavera Gallery collection of fine French, Italian and American mid-century design, including work by Francois Thevenan.

 

Francois Thevenin, France