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distinct blend of function and artistry while incorporating ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Greek archaeological and art historical references.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, occasional tables, pair | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

occasional tables, pair
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $3,840

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Chan occasional table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Chan occasional table
estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $2,500

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Su-Tao coffee table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Su-Tao coffee table
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $5,938

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, side table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

side table
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $1,063

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Chin Ying coffee table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Chin Ying coffee table
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $5,313

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Chan coffee table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Chan coffee table
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $8,125

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Chan Boucher coffee table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Chan Boucher coffee table
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $5,000

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Rare sculptural plaque | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Rare sculptural plaque
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $5,938

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Laverne; Kelvin Laverne Rare Chan Desk | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Laverne; Kelvin Laverne Rare Chan Desk
estimate: $18,000–24,000
result: $53,125

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Classical coffee table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Classical coffee table
estimate: $4,500–5,500

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Laverne; Kelvin Laverne Console Table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Laverne; Kelvin Laverne Console Table
estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $27,500

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Coffee table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Coffee table
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $3,500

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Laverne; Kelvin Laverne Chan Coffee Table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Laverne; Kelvin Laverne Chan Coffee Table
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $8,750

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Laverne Coffee Table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Laverne Coffee Table
estimate: $4,500–6,500
result: $6,875

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Laverne Chan Coffee Table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Laverne Chan Coffee Table
estimate: $3,500–4,500
result: $3,750

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Laverne; Kelvin Laverne Coffee Table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Laverne; Kelvin Laverne Coffee Table
estimate: $4,500–5,500
result: $4,688

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Chan coffee table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Chan coffee table
estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $5,000

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Tao occasional table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Tao occasional table
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $2,875

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Laverne Classical Coffee Table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Laverne Classical Coffee Table
estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $3,375

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Festival console table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Festival console table
estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $12,500

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Two side tables | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Two side tables
estimate: $4,500–6,500
result: $8,125

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Chan table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Chan table
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $6,250

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Spring Festival dining table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Spring Festival dining table
estimate: $9,500–12,500
result: $10,625

PHILIP AND KELVIN LAVERNE, Chan coffee table | ragoarts.com

Philip and Kelvin LaVerne

Chan coffee table
estimate: $3,500–4,500
result: $8,125