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Louis Majorelle Pair of "Aubépines" Carved Oak Armchairs


A plush pair of "Aubépines" armchairs by Louis Majorelle from the Art Nouveau period that demonstrate their makers affinity for the luxury of the baroque period and his ability to infuse Art Nouveau designs with such opulence. Execute in oak, the arched back of the works rest on elegantly curved bases. The crown of the back, the arm and the seat supports are all decorated with joyously carved hawthorn leaves and berries.

Customization: The chairs are currently upholstered in a cream and camel colored chenille fabric, but can be reupholstered in any colorway of your choosing upon requestwe have shown a variety of colorways here as examples.

*Please allow minimum 4 weeks for custom upholstery.*

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Item #: F-19903
Artist: Louis Majorelle
Country: France
Circa: 1905
Dimensions: 41" height, 33" width, 31-34" depth
Materials: Oak
Literature: Similar armchairs are pictured in Majorelle - Nancy: décorations d’intérieurs: meubles, tentures, bronzes, ferronneries (the 1906 Majorelle catalogue); Majorelle: Un Art de Vivre Moderne, exh. cat., Musée de l'École de Nancy, France, 2009, p. 65

Louis Majorelle’s furniture subtly recalls the splendors of furniture from the 1700s. Using a new vocabulary of natural forms and the sumptuous lines of Art Nouveau, Majorelle's furniture merged old and new in a tantalizing way. This combination of exceptional craftsmanship with the new aesthetic was celebrated by the public and critics alike, who saw in Majorelle a cherished link between the grandeur of the eighteenth century and the promise of the modern age.