Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Father and son duo Philip (1907—1987) and Kelvin (born 1936) Laverne are well-known for their unique approach to decorative household design. Both born in New York, Philip studied at the Art Students League of New York and Kelvin at Parsons School of Design with a focus on metal sculpting and furniture design.

From the mid-1950s through the 1980s, they collaborated on cabinets, coffee and occasional tables among many other objects creating a distinct blend of function and artistry while incorporating ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Greek archaeological and art historical references. Their uncommon techniques included applying patina and acid etching to mixed metals such as pewter, brass, and bronze. The furniture and sculpture of Philip and Kelvin Laverne is highly sought after today for its one-of-a kind quality and demonstrated mastery of functional décor.

Auction Results Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Rare and Important Bather's cabinet | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Rare and Important Bather's cabinet

estimate: $70,000–90,000
result: $106,250
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, important and rare cabinet | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

important and rare cabinet

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $57,500
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Tao cabinet | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Tao cabinet

estimate: $50,000–70,000
result: $51,600
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, desk | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

desk

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $40,800
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Chan Li cabinet | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Chan Li cabinet

estimate: $30,000–50,000
result: $36,250
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Chan cabinet | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Chan cabinet

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $33,750
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Symphony dining table | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Symphony dining table

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $30,000
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, coffee table | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

coffee table

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $30,000
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Rare Etruscan coffee table | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Rare Etruscan coffee table

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $26,250
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, window treatments | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

window treatments

estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $25,000
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, dining table | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

dining table

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $25,000
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Medici table | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Medici table

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $23,750
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Chan desk | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Chan desk

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $23,750
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, rare Etruscan console | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

rare Etruscan console

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $22,500
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, special-order Eternal Forest coffee table | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

special-order Eternal Forest coffee table

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $21,250
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Chan occasional tables, pair | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Chan occasional tables, pair

estimate: $9,000–12,000
result: $19,125
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Eternal Forest coffee table | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Eternal Forest coffee table

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $18,750
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, rare Chan coffee table | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

rare Chan coffee table

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $18,750
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Chan occasional tables, pair | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Chan occasional tables, pair

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $18,750
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Tao console | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Tao console

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $17,500
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Eternal Forest coffee table | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Eternal Forest coffee table

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $17,500
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, custom window treatments from the Cooper Residence, Middletown, NJ | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

custom window treatments from the Cooper Residence, Middletown, NJ

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,640
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Creation of Man coffee tables, pair | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Creation of Man coffee tables, pair

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,250
PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Chan occasional tables, pair | wright20.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Chan occasional tables, pair

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $16,250