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Louis Majorelle Mahogany Salon Table


This mahogany salon table with fruitwood marquetry, by Louis Majorelle, features a trillion-shaped table top that is elegantly rounded but meets in three distinct points. A French Art Nouveau piece, within its raised lip, borders three equally unique vignettes, on different shades of fruitwood, feature three unique motifs of swirling leaves and vines. The legs are decorated with bulbous vegetal blooms, the stems of which descend down the structure in a stylized manner. The under-tier of the table completes the piece with a slight swag motif.


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Item #: F-19556
Artist: Louis Majorelle
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 31.25" height, 31" diameter
Materials: Mahogany, Fruitwood
Signed: "Majorelle" within the marquetry
Provenance: Formerly property of the Geyer Collection and the Louis C. Tiffany Garden Museum Collection, Matsue, Japan; Acquired from Sotheby's Paris, Chefs-d'Ouevre Art Nouveau, Ancienne Collection du Garden Museum, Japon, February 16, 2013, lot 57
Literature: Salon table pictured in Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection, by Alastair Duncan Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2004, p. 619 

Louis Majorelle, for all his renown in the realm of Art Nouveau, is actually known and celebrated by academics and collectors for infusing the opulence of a bygone era into creations that are simultaneously considered hallmarks of the Art Nouveau style. The swag on the undertier, as well as the voluminous, scroll-like vegetal forms on the legs harken back to the beauty of the Baroque.