The Replica of the The Pierre Gole Table
I first discovered this amazing table in a book written by French Master, Pierre Raymond; the global authority on everything marquetry. Pierre’s book illustrated a small reading and writing table, veneered with blue painted cow horn and ivory marquetry. This table really captured my attention. Reading further I discovered that it was literally in my back yard at the J. Paul Getty museum in Los Angeles. Visiting the museum for the first time and seeing the table in person was something really amazing. At that moment I felt I had to build it, I didn’t know how I was going to do it, I just knew I must. There is definitely a feeling that I had done it before in a past life.
I built two tables. One is a re-creation of the original piece on permanent display at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. The other, or contre partye, is not known to exist.