Eugène Gaillard "Clover" Nesting Tables
Dynamism meets beauty in this refined composition in padauk and Madagascar rosewood by Eugène Gaillard. The aptly-titled "Clover" table resembles an abstracted version of the eponymous plant when viewed from above, with four distinct 'leaves' delineated with subtle indentations at each of the table's corners and the attractive patterning in the wood. Underneath the primary structure four independent nestled tables, each in the shape of a rounded triangle, rest neatly below the central table top, ready to be pulled outward to create a dynamically tiered, broader surface area.
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- Curator's Notes
Item #: F-19976
Artist: Eugène Gaillard
Dimensions: 27.5" height, 27.5" width, 27.5" depth
Materials: Padauk and Madagascar rosewood
Provenance: Private collection, France
Literature: Related table pictured in The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Volume III: Furniture, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, 1996, p. 217
Exhibition History: Similar model included in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris collections, under the number INV 19136, and has been exhibited during the Salon de la Société nationale Beaux-Arts in 1913
Though a highly refined composition, the few intricate, striking details in the piece work wonderfully to complete it. A charming example of such detail is the small, curved, and elaborately carved stems that pull the "clover" inward at four points on the central table.