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Console Table

Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque), 1887-88. Georges Seurat. Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960.

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 825


As Georges Seurat discovered, when contrasting colors are placed side-by-side, the human eye blends them. He believed that the application of color was scientific. This is pointillism. Small, single-color brushstrokes come together to create elaborate scenes.

Seurat demonstrated this technique when a traveling sideshow came to eastern Paris in 1887. He made onsite sketches, then created this rhythmic night scene.


Holistic, Intentional, Muted​


To create a pointillistic effect on the Severine tabletop, end grain oak was oxidized and fumed with centuries-old techniques. This creates a subtle, pixelated effect. The blocks are placed at varying heights, forming an abstract silhouette. Strong, 100% brass legs support the top and represent forms within the painting, like the trombone’s slide.

The intentional details of this piece are easily incorporated into today’s world, while still reflecting the artistic influence of the original piece.

130″L x 18″ D x 32″H, 265lbs.

*Limited Edition – Only 70 Available

Join the Story

“In this piece, the block represents families. The different colors within each block are our unique individual personalities, the way God made us. The different lengths represent different types of families and cultures, while the brass end caps bring every nation together under one God, existing peacefully with love and respect for each other, as God intends.”

— Ernest Hershberger, Founder of Abner Henry

Severine Console Table