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Louis Majorelle Walnut and Fruitwood Marquetry Salon Table


This French Art Nouveau walnut and fruitwood marquetry salon table by Louis Majorelle is dramatic from every angle, as the table features vegetal marquetry so expertly rendered as to leave the impression that the sinuously outlined plant forms rendered on the table's top are swirling in eddies created at the corners of upper portion of the piece. The legs are decorated just below the juncture with the second tier with charming, bulbous blooms that taper into stems that run the length of the standing support structure.


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Artist: Louis Majorelle
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 29.5" height, 35" width, 25" depth
Materials: Walnut, Fruitwood
Literature: Similar table pictured in Louis Majorelle: Master of Art Nouveau Design, by Alastair Duncan, Harry N. Abrams, New York, Publishers, p. 204 (plate 131, Salon furniture)

Though centering on refined lines and natural motifs, Louis Majorelle more often than not creates designs that still encompass the opulence and luxe visual language of bygone eras. In this instance, the bulbous blooms on the legs and the rich wood tones as well as the ultra detailed marquetry give this particular piece a sense of the Baroque.