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Louis Majorelle "Pommes de Pins" Walnut Armchair

$25,000

This walnut armchair by Louis Majorelle, also called the "Pommes de Pins," or "Pinecone" armchair, features legs serving as a marvelous signature of its maker. The well-known French Art Nouveau trick, by which Louis Majorelle created a turnicated, twisting effect in the extremities of his furniture, are seen in this chair with the motif repeated several times, as the columns supporting the gracefully-sloping open sides of the armchair excitingly showcase the same effect. The chair back and seat are upholstered in a light green fabric.

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Artist: Louis Majorelle
Circa: 1910
Dimensions: 30.5" height, 22" width, 24" depth (each)
Materials: Walnut wood, Green velvet
Literature: Armchair pictured in Majorelle: Une Aventure Moderne, by Roselyne Bouvier, Paris: La Bibliothèque des Arts, 1991, p. 118, plate 120

This model of armchair was one of Madam Majorelle's favorite designs, and was actually the style that was used in the bed chamber of Madam Majorelle herself.
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