Wrought Iron Coffee Table By Rene Drouet C.1940

Gilt Iron & Aged Oxidised
H530 x ⌀810 mm

A highly sought after coffee table in gilt wrought iron with aged oxidised mirror plate top c.1940 attributed to the renowned French designer Rene Drouet 1899 -1993. This table is in very good original condition with its original patina. The heavy wrought iron base has ring details and visible red bole beneath the gilt on the legs and table edges. The original top in silvered 'mirrored' glass has some spots due to age and natural wear.

Drouet started his design life as a student at l'Ecole Boulle in Paris, Drouet then took up an apprenticeship with master designer Maurice Dufrene at Galeries Lafayette, followed by a period of time at Decoration Interieure Mobilier and then on to the studio that was run by Jean Domin.

Drouet went on to design and create furniture and install complete interiors, including the apartment of Charles Boyer and Pat Paterson on Parc Monceau. He was devoted to the Art Deco style and movement, and Drouet was at the forefront of the Deco movement well beyond the 1940's and into the latter part of the 20th century, securing his place as one of the foremost designers of his generation.

(If the red bole is not desired, re-gilding can be completed by our gilding professional restorer, at an additional cost).

  • Category
    Coffee Tables

H530mm x Di 810mm

SKU: 26EA304
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