For years, I wanted one of these tables, but they can get expensive. In addition to Bel Delecourt, a number of other artists produced these tiled tables, including Maurice Fouillen. But I have no idea who this artist is:
Marcel and I don't often worry about where we might put something that we buy - our taste runs to smaller things, and we generally find a place. I always tell myself that if there is really no room, I'll just sell whatever it is. In any case, finally I was able to buy my table at an auction. I got it into the car, and I spent most of the drive home wondering where I was going to put it. When I unloaded it, Marcel wondered the same thing. Well, the table is a floater in our house. It's in my workroom much of the time, but it does get pressed into service when we have guests and need another surface for drinks and nibbles. It has red, pink, and yellow flowers on a black background, in the style that Guy Trévoux developed for Henriot; I don't know that this is his design, but it is signed Henriot Quimper in the lower right corner.
And my latest tile acquisition floats my boat for two reasons... these are color and design samples, done on tiles:
Are these splendid?? Makes me want to redo the kitchen again ...