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Louis Majorelle Inlaid Marquetry Games Table

$29,500

This three-dimensional Art Nouveau games table, by Louis Majorelle, features a dynamic inlaid fruitwood marquetry top, paired with subtly carved legs and skirt. The table top, and the paneled front drawer, share a remarkable composition of the inlaid marquetry, featuring a sparsely-arranged variety of intriguingly unusual flowers and blooms. Front and center on the top of this French walnut table is an inlaid bordered checkerboard, while the legs are crawling with beautiful three-dimensional vegetal sculpture.

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Artist: Louis Majorelle
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 31.5" height, 35.5 " width, 20.5" depth
Materials: French walnut, Fruitwood marquetry 
Signed: "L Majorelle"
Literature: Similar table pictured in Majorelle - Nancy: décorations d'intérieurs: meubles, tentures, bronzes, ferronneries (the 1906 Majorelle catalogue)

The decoration of this particular piece is intriguing for its exceptional dimensionality. Found in this singular work are both wonderful examples of marquetry of the highest degree of skill and composition, as well as three dimensional sculptural elements that complement—without mimicking—the floral arrangements depicting on the table's top.
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