ATTLEBORO ARTS MUSEUM – 28th Annual Benefit Art Auction
Auction Ends: Oct 30, 2019 05:00 PM EDT


Live-Edge Tier Table (Philip Gruppuso)

Item Number
Estimated Value
$600 USD
$400 USD to dk8b94004
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Live Event Item

After the online close, this item went to a Live Event for further bidding. Absentee Bidding offered.

Item Description


21.5" x 22" x 29.5"

Philip Gruppuso was introduced to woodworking when he got married. His father-in-law, an antique restorer, said, "You need bookcases? Come to my shop." and Philip was hooked. His work is relatively simple, focusing on hand-crafted joinery and the wood's character. When Philip semi-retired in 2013, he started Seekonk Woodworking as a way to share his work with others. All of his pieces are one-of-a-kind and most are of his own design.

This table is a juxtaposed maple slab with a rectilinear torsion box (a hollow box with an interior structure that provides strength and stability) veneered in curly maple and ebonized anigre. In designing the base, the artist's goal was to keep it simple and avoid distraction. The design of the black walnut base is inspired by the work of the 20th century furniture designer and maker, George Nakashima. The top is finished with a durable combination of shellac and varnish.

Item Special Note

A note on bidding: Any high bid that does not follow the listed bidding increments will be nullified and voided.

 The Bidding Increments are as follows:

   $1-99, the bidding increment is $5

   $100-199, the bidding increment is $10

   $200-499, the bidding increment is $20

   $500-999, the bidding increment is $50

   $1000 and up, the bidding increment is $100

This item can be shipped or picked up at the Attleboro Arts Museum from November 5-9, 2019. The Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am-5pm. The winning bidder is responsible for all shipping and handling costs. The artist retains all reproduction and copyrights.

Donated By:

Philip Gruppuso