French art Deco coffee table, attributed to Raymond Subes (notable for his extraordinary ironwork) and Max Ingrand. Hand-fabricated wrought-iron table base, with gilded ornamentation. The glass top of our Raymond Subes coffee table, is commonly referred to as, Verre Églomisé. Please take note of the two slight imperfections, that we have detailed in our photography. Our Old Plank, in house art department, had been creating eglomise artwork for our clients, for the past 20 years and I can attest to the fact, that it requires a special skill set and a lot of patience, to create an art deco eglomise top, of this quality. Verre Églomisé, is a term that the French used, when referring to the process of applying a gilded decorative design, onto the backside of glass, to produce a mirror finish. The name was derived from the French designer, Jean-Baptiste Glomy (1711–1786), who was actually responsible for its revival. The real process of reverse painting glass, goes all the way back to the times of the Roman’s. About the artist Raymond Subes, who was born in Paris on April 13, 1891 and died on January 31, 1970. The master art deco ironworker was a student of the Boulle School and the National School of Decorative Arts. Raymond Subes worked in the company of Émile Robert and was first hired as a draftsman, then became the artistic director and lastly the general director. Raymond Subes, collaborated with the greatest designers of his time: from Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, Léon, Jules Leleu, Jean Mayodon and Jean Dunand. In 1958 Raymond Subes was elected a member of the Academy of Fine Arts.
CONDITION: The condition falls somewhere, between fair and good, but is structurally very sound. There is one fairly large (quarter size) surface chip and one tres-petite chip, along with the typical surface scratching of an 85 year old coffee table glass top.