Liceu De Artes e Oficios Jacaranda Slatted Side Tables, Pair, Brazil, circa 1950Automaton Vintage Furnishings
Newly imported and restored from a private collector in Brazil, these unique slatted Jacaranda Rosewood side tables created by the Liceu de Artes e Ofícios de São Paulo encapsulate the quality and innovation of the school's designs.
Founded in 1873, the Liceu de Artes e Ofícios in São Paulo was established in order to lead the Arts and Crafts movement to Brazil. The school provided an education for students where they could learn skills such as carpentry, painting, pottery and design, enabling them to perform as highly skilled craftsmen. The LAOSP became self sufficient and independent when the students began receiving financial support for the work they produced. These pieces, being of such a high standard, were sold throughout Brazil. The students also made items for special projects at prestigious places in Sao Paulo such as hotels, universities and private residences.
This pair of side tables feature slenderly proportioned frames which have been newly refinished and are sculpted out of jacaranda (rosewood), which demonstrates a beautiful and varied grain showing much movement and contrast. The frames of both tables support two slim sections of slatted rosewood which can be removed and placed in a variety of layouts to suit mood and occasion, as demonstrated in the photographs. The tables also feature elegant, conical legs and the joining from the table's stretchers are visible, showing a beautiful distinction in the natural shades of this wood. On the frame is the Liceu de Artes e Oficos sticker, guaranteeing the quality of the piece and remnants of the original tax stamps are also affixed. These stamps denote the amount of tax required to pay for this piece in Brazil when originally sold in the 1950s.
Measurements: 14" H x 25.25" W x 27" D
Newly restored condition.