Beautiful Things! Gilbert Poillerat, A.M.E. Fournier, William Kent inspired designs!
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epoca antiques in San Francisco French art deco wall lights
an elegant and good quality continental rococo style gilt-bronze and crystal 12-light chandelier; possibly austrian circa 1910 diameter-30"drop-32"
a large and handsome english george ii style gray painted and parcel-gilt carved mirror in the manner of william kent (18th century royal architect)  late 19th century height-58 1/2" width-36 1/2" depth-3"
a richly carved italian baroque style giltwood mirror with reticulated frame circa 1880 height-49 1/2" width-41"
a large-scaled french napoleon iii style carved giltwood ropetwist stool; after the design by a.m.e. fournier circa 1950 height-21" diameter-26"
a graceful english george ii style carved mahogany side table with exaggerated cabriole legs circa 1900 height-27" width-19 1/2" depth-19 1/2"
a rare english mason's ironstone double-handled oval jardinière with imari style decoration; blue printed mark 'masons patent ironstone china, b 8755'  circa 1820 height-7 1/2" width-18" depth-12 1/2"
a finely-detailed pair of japanese brass vases with birds and foliate motifs 19th century height-11 3/4" diameter-5" (at widest part)
a boldly-scaled american rookwood art pottery pale-green glazed cabbage-leaf bowl; impressed rookwood mark and date xlvii (1947) dated 1947 height-5 1/2" width-14" depth-12"

Gilbert PoilleratGilbert Poillerat

(1902-1988)      Poillerat attended  the esteemed École Boulle where he trained as a metal chiseler and engraver. Upon graduation, he worked with  Edgar Brandt for eight years.  Creating his own style in the late 20’s Poillerat's work was (unlike other metalworkers) fluid, with complex intertwining of wrought iron in a 'calligraphic' style. Jewelry became an interest in the 30’s as he simultaneously refined his furniture designs. Tables and consoles were his specialty but he also created lamps, hanging fixtures, grilles and architectural elements.  He was strongly influenced by historical architecture with elements of Rococo, Directoire and Louis XIV ‘written’ into each piece. His designs encompassed nature (branches, sun-bursts, corals, leaves, stars, shells and feathers) intertwined with twisted ropes of iron and tassels.   In the 50's, Poillerat's designs, in keeping with changing tastes, became  simpler and more severely rectilinear, relying more on proportions for dramatic effect.   Poillerat remains an important figure in French design.

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