Phillip and Kelvin LaVern lovely Chan coffee or cocktail table in acid-etched patinated, and polychromed bronze and pewter, USA, 1960s. This iconic LaVerne table model design is called the House of Happiness (Chan #140) and it depicts a ceremony honoring the Emperor’s son with peasants bearing a gift of sacred scrolls with a promise of eternal life and happiness to the young prince. This biomorphic-shaped top etched with chinoiserie motifs rests on faux bamboo legs. Raised signature to top Philip and Kelvin LaVerne.
The Art of Philip LaVerne, studio catalog, p. 6, 29 illustrate decorative pattern