French mid century tiles coffee table Jean Lurcat signed
French Mid century coffee table with tile hand painted and created by Jean Lurcat ( signed ) , while he is mostly known as a tapestry master he was also a painter , a ceramist and even works as an illustrator for the advertisement world. Neo fantastic and influenced by art nouveau movement Lurcat tapestry use the vocabulary of natural symbol like the sun , animal and musical instrument , mixing decorative subject with mythological scene . Lurcat was a great master of Aubusson tapestry, which has produced over eight hundred original tapestries in his lifetime. The based is hand forged (Hand forging is a method of forging that shapes metal according to the movement of the workpiece. The metal is worked between two flat or simple contour dies with repeated strokes while the workpiece is continually manipulated.)
In all it is a unique and remarkable piece.
H.19 1/2 in x D.26 1/2 in Tile 18 x 18 in , I can be reach at the 310 994 6009 if you want more info , for shipping outside the US please contact me for pricing and condition .