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    Attributed to Christofle (French, Established 1830)
    Mirrored low table, circa 1970
    Chromium-plated metal, lacquered wood and mirrored glass
    12-1/2 x 47-1/4 x 31-1/2 inches (31.8 x 120.0 x 80.0 cm) (overall)


    Mrs. Claude "Helene" Arpels, New York;
    Estate of Mrs. Claude Arpels, Christie's, New York;
    Louis Bofferding, New York

    A former model, Mrs. Claude "Helene" Arpel married Louis Arpels, of Van Cleef & Arpel). After divorcing in the 1950's, Helene opened a Madison Avenue shop that sold luxurious shoes and handbags. The shop later moved to Park avenue and closed close to the time of Helene Arpel's death. The present table is similar in construction and style to other works held by Mrs. Arpels retailed by Christofle, and were possibly custom made for her use in her shop or home.

    Condition Report*: Overall very good condition, with wear indicative of minimal use, faint surface scratches to mirrored top of upper tier and table top, upper tier not affixed to table top.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2020
    13th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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