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Maison Baguès, round brass "Bamboo" coffee table, gilt mirror glass, circa 1940 - Pignolet Gallery

Maison Baguès, round brass "Bamboo" coffee table, gilt mirror glass, circa 1940

  • Creator / Artist / Designer:Maison Baguès
  • Issuer / Manufacturer:Maison Baguès
  • Period:20th century, 1960 to 1980, Mid-century
  • Country of Origin:France
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):44,5 x 90 cm
  • Weight:25 Kg
  • Condition:Good
  • Style:European Design, Hollywood Regency
  • Materials:Metal, Golden bronze, Brass
  • Price:1150 €

Coffee table with "Bamboo" effect produced in the 1940s / 1950s by MAISON BAGUES in Paris.
Spacer base in gilded bronze (gilded brass) surmounted by a circular glass shelf in the style of marbled gilded mirror (period).
Very good original condition.


Delicate and detailed, Maison Baguès’s bespoke designs and metalwork attracted the social elite. In 1928, eminent bourgeoisie décorateur Armand-Albert Rateau famously used a selection of Maison Baguès accessories to furnish the townhouse interiors of haute couturist Jeanne Lanvin. Beyond Rateau, the atelier was commissioned by many chic interiors icons like Raymond Subes and the legendary decorating firm Maison Jansen. Notably, the Maison Jansen collaboration underscores the majority of Maison Baguès’s design on today’s vintage market, where the atelier’s pieces, seldom marked or labeled with the Baguès name, are often advertised as “supplied by Jansen” or “Jansen Style.”

On the heels of such collaborations, Baguès continued in the interwar period to expand into the international consciousness and market, culminating in the establishment of retail branches in New York, Cairo, London, Brussels, and Rome. The atelier experienced a brief hiccup amid the Great Depression, passing into the hands of bankers, before Victor Baguès’s son, Jean-Pierre, repurchased the company in 1957 and revived its collection with new work. Standouts from this later oeuvre include the Perroquet gilt-metal sconces with cut crystal elements; the Imitation Bamboo Coffee Table; and a Maison Charles-designed metal floor lamp—all designed ca. 1960s.

Today, Maison Baguès devotes the majority of its energies toward preserving the company’s heritage through restoring and re-editing their catalogue’s most beautiful models for large French and international decoration offices, such as Alberto Pinto, Pierre Yves Rochon, and Nina Campbell.