Fougère Dining Table – Calligrapher

A dining table finished in lustrous calligrapher’s lacquer – five layers of deep red vegetal lacquer covered with pure gold and rubbed back. “My first idea for the base was elephant tusks. The tusks became leaves as I worked with the wax model and the ergonomics of a dining table. The leaves gave shape to a table that has an air of fin de siècle europe.”

Dimensions: inches w 43 1/4 in l 70 7/8 in h 28 3/8 in.
Weight: 308.5 lbs.
Materials: bronze, gesso, gold leaf, and natural lacquer.