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Cocktail Table

By the Seashore, 1883. Auguste Renoir. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 824


It’s believed that Renoir painted By the Seashore in his studio, recalling his trip to Italy in 1881-82 and his studies of the Normandy coast to create the scene behind his subject, posed in her wicker chair.

Pay attention to the contrast of detail in the main focus – the sitter’s face, and the soft brushstrokes of the painting’s background. Renoir admired elements of Renaissance art and Impressionism, and his application of both can be appreciated here.


Dynamic, Evocative, Bright


Just as the Impressionists focused on texture and dimension, so did Abner Henry’s artisans when gathering inspiration from Renoir’s By The Seashore. The result is a stunning example of what Abner Henry is able to do with metalwork, glass, and innovation.

A main component of this design features layered glass that mimics the waves of the seashore. You’ll also notice a dramatic interpretation of the wicker chair in which the subject sits. The wicker, represented in stunning custom metalwork, went through several iterations before becoming the detail used in the final design.

48″ round x 20″H, 270lbs.

*Limited Edition – Only 70 Available

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“The three strands represent faith, hope, and love; or the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The glass top represents God, The Head of Creation. More powerful than anything we can imagine and sovereign over humanity.”

— Ernest Hershberger, Founder of Abner Henry

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