Christian Krekels etched brass coffee table Belgium 1977





Decorative coffee table designed and made by Christian Krekels in Belgium in 1977. The table got a sturdy black wooden base and a beautiful and warm colored brass top with a beautiful floral leaf design. The brass part has been etched, making it look really special. On the tabletop is the signature “Christian Krekels 1977,” showing that it’s a unique creation by the artist.


Etching metal is an artistic process that involves creating intricate designs or patterns on metal surfaces. Typically used in printmaking and decorative arts, metal etching employs various techniques to engrave images onto metal plates. Acid is often used to bite into the metal, creating recessed areas that hold ink for printing. Artists use a variety of tools and acids to achieve different textures and details, allowing for a wide range of creative expression. The final result is a finely detailed and often visually striking piece of metalwork, showcasing the skill and craftsmanship of the artist. Metal etching has been employed throughout history for both functional and artistic purposes, contributing to the rich tapestry of metalworking traditions.


Christian Krekels (born in 1942) is a passionate Belgian sculptor. After completing his studies at the Institut des Arts Saint-Luc in Tournai, Krekels initially centered his artistics on diamonds. However, as his career progressed, he transitioned to sculpting. His body of work includes both figurative and abstract sculptures, along with artistic coffee tables featuring distinctive tabletops. Christian Krekels was one of the most productive decorative artists who made these kind of tables next to Ado Chale, Jean Claude Dresse, Etienne Allermeersch and some others. These tables were popular during the 1970s, mainly in Belgium and France.



Designer: Christian Krekels
Type: Coffee table
Manufacturer: Own atelier
Year: 1977
Country: Belgium
Materials: Wood, brass
Condition: Very good, original
Height: 33 cm
Width: 130 cm
Depth: 80 cm
Item nr: EPF23JUL19

Holland / Belgium: € 50
Europe: € 150 - 750
Outside Europe: € 900 - 1500

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