Émile Gallé "Pavot" Wooden Chest of Drawers
This chest of drawers by Émile Gallé is an exquisite specimen of a "Pavot" commode, featuring a table top and drawer fronts inlaid in various woods, with poppies raised on carved and tapered supporting legs. The wonderfully weighty body of the chest is supported by legs so delicate, slender, and finely carved that it appears as if the chest is all but suspended in air. Gallé framed the commode apron with colonnade borders and poppy bud capitals, a beautiful nod to the French Art Nouveau style that he mastered.
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Artist: Émile Gallé
Dimensions: 29" height, 29" width, 17" depth
Materials: French walnut, Fruitwood marquetry, Together with two original keys
Literature: Chest of drawers pictured in The Paris Salons, 1895-1914, Vol. III: Furniture, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1996, p. 221; Chest of drawers also pictured in Gallé Furniture, by Alastair Duncan and Georges de Bartha, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2012, p. 327