This graceful Ruban Table by Jean Royère is a model first created in 1942. It features gilded balls that punctuate the ribbon bows of the legs and complement the overall metal work. The ribbon pattern is a recurring motif Royère’s oeuvre.
Born into a wealthy French family, Royère (1902-1981) embarked on his design career rather late. In 1931, at age 29, he went to learn his new profession in the cabinetmaking workshops of the Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris. Just a few years later, he was deemed an international design sensation—a stature he would hold until the 1970s. His clients included luminaries like King Farouk, King Hussein of Jordan, the Shah of Iran, among many more.
Coffee table in metal, brass and travertine
Height: 33 cm, 13 in - Length: 130 cm, 51 1⁄4 in - Width: 55 cm, 21 1⁄2 in