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Edouard Colonna (Attributed) Felt-Topped Fruitwood Table


This fruitwood table is an exceptional French Art Nouveau piece, attributed to Edouard Colonna, with a felt-topped center, flanked by a scalloped decoration of vegetal carvings. The apron of the table is richly decorated with a swirl of sinuous lines executed in dramatic switchbacks framing small vegetal vignettes at the center and corners. The slightly curved legs adorn a rich decor of flowers and plants in relief.

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Item #: F-19286
Artist: Attributed to Edouard Colonna
Circa: 1900
Dimensions: 30.75" height, 35.25" width, 23.75" depth 
Materials: Fruitwood, Felt
Literature: Similar table pictured The Paris Salons 1895-1915, Vol. III: Furniture, by Alastair Duncan, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 1996, p. 108

Edouard Colonna is remembered for his tasteful elegance and his use of abstract forms to create a graceful linear rhythm and dynamic intertwining lines. While he occasionally started with a floral motif, Colonna abstracted nature to create the impression of a flower bud or bloom held within a carefully constructed geometric scheme. This design scheme is evident in the delicate carvings ornamenting each leg of the table and in the overall rhythm of the piece.