MARCEL COARD (1889-1974)

Pedestral Table, 1935

Poly-lobed tray sheathed in vellum, eight column-shaped feet faceted in crystal, combined in pairs and ringed in gilded metal at the top, joined by a spacer tablet sheathed in parchment and ormolu crossbows. Stamped at the back of the spacer tablet with the artist's parrot mark M. COARD.

H 67,8 - L 70 cm (H 26.7 - W 27.6 in)


Félix Marcilhac's Collection, Paris.


In the early 1930s, Marcel Coard was commissioned to design furniture for a private house in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Coard created an interior in the Modernist style, taking inspiration from the industrial materials used by the designers of the U.A.M., which had been formed in Paris in 1929. For the table offered here he used perspex columns originally meant as elements of a staircase.
Three versions of this table were created, each different from the other in terms of height, material and formation of the legs. The whereabouts of two of the tables are known today. One, with no vellum lower shelf, was kept by Coard in his apartment in the Hauts-de-Seine and the other is the present lot.


Amélie Marcilhac, "Marcel Coard décorateur : 1889-1974", Les Éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 2012, p. 45 for another version in Marcel Coard's apartment in Saint-Cloud pp. 150-153.