PORTUONDO GALLERY

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905-1976)
Rare pair of tables
Model 'Trapeza', edited by Saridis, Athens
Walnut top with three bronze legs and stretchers
The legs executed in a design of a reeded plaster terminating in a lions paw
U.SA./Greece
c 1965

Length: 92 cm
Depth: 54 cm
Height: 50 cm

Re-creation of a Greek table from a kylix of the 5th century B.C.
Tables of this type are often depicted alongside couches for dining and the advantage of the three legs is in it's stability on an uneven floor.

Bibliography:
Furniture of Classical Greece – T.H.Robsjohn Gibbings & Carlton W. Pullin, ed Knopf 1963, p 101
U.S. Designer Looks Back to Ancient Greece to Create New Classics, Life, vol. 51, no. 11, September 15, 1961, pp. 80-81
A Lost Greek Look Retrieved, Vogue, no. 141, February 15, 1963, p. 122