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Edouard Colonna Fruitwood Table


This exceptional French Art Nouveau fruitwood table by Edouard Colonna featuring sweeping, sinuous lines, counterbalanced by a scalloped decoration of curvilinear vegetal carvings on the apron and legs. The slightly curved legs terminate in modified pad feet, making sure Colonna's design scheme is evident in the delicate carvings ornamenting each leg of the table and in the overall rhythm of the piece.

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Item #: F-19555
Artist: Edouard Colonna
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 28" height, 39.25" width, 23.5" depth
Materials: Fruitwood
Provenance: Property from the Geyer Collection, Christie's London, June 11, 2014, lot 502
Literature: Table pictured in Art Nouveau Belgium-France, by Yvonne Brunhammer et al. Houston, 1976, p. 178; Table also pictured in The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Vol. III: Furniture, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1996, pp. 109-110; Table also pictured in Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic, by Victor Arwas, London, 2002, p. 328

Edouard Colonna is remembered for his tasteful elegance and his use of abstract forms to create a graceful linear rhythm and dynamic intertwining lines. While he occasionally started with a floral motif, Colonna abstracted nature to create the impression of a flower bud or bloom held within a carefully constructed geometric scheme.