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Jacques Grüber “Fuschias” Cameo Glass and Walnut Vitrine


This carved walnut and acid-etched glass vitrine cabinet by Jacques Grüber is a masterpiece of French Art Nouveau design, using walnut, burled wood veneer, wood marquetry, acid-etched glass, clear glass, with its original silk-lined interior. The vitrine is decorated with carved fuchsia blossoms as are the three panels of red cameo glass that flank the central structure. This wonder can only be categorized as a “piece unique."

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Artist: Jacques Grüber
Circa: 1905
Dimensions: 75" height, 35" width, 19.25" depth
Materials: Walnut, Mahogany, Cameo glass, Bronze
Provenance: From the contents of a house entirely furnished by Grüber, 1905; Galerie Thierry Couvrat Desvergnes, Paris; Acquired from the aforementioned by Lloyd & Barbara Macklowe, circa 1982
Literature: Vitrine cabinet pictured in Art Nouveau Furniture, Alastair Duncan, London, 1982, p. 96 

The provenance on this exquisite piece is not to be ignored; the celebrated cabinet originally belonged as part of a collection in a home entirely designed by Grüber, and subsequently became a part of the important Art Nouveau collection of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe.