Gilbert Poillerat was one of the great masters of wrought iron (see bio for more information). He worked with Edgar Brandt, but then went on to develop his own distinctive style, borrowing imagery from Gothic and Medieval themes.
Tassels and gilding were among the distinctive features of his designs, and while this table is technically later than Art Deco, it would well with the Art Deco period, as well as with the periods that followed, and lends an air of distinction to any room.
This table is what the French call a “gueridon” – a round table meant to go between chairs, or anyplace where a fairly small, round table would be useful.
This is a beauty – in fine wrought iron with touches of gilding, complimented by a beautiful marble top. It is a show-piece.
31 x 31.5 inches.