Jacques Gruber "Aux Orchidée" Mirror
This Jacques Gruber aux orchidée mirror features carved walnut Phaius orchids and inset burgundy cameo glass panels of Oncidium orchids. The popularity of orchids with European audiences had grown dramatically in the fin de siecle, as new colonial ventures made increasingly exotic blooms available to the public. The orchid was used as the Ecole de Nancy’s logo, which reveals the group’s conceptualization of their identity: one who appreciated both contemporary scientific exploration, and the creation of an original vocabulary of ornament.
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Item #: F-20551
Artist: Jacques Gruber
Dimensions: 53" height, 31" width, 4" depth
Materials: Walnut, Beveled Silvered Glass, Cameo Glass
Signed: ''J. Gruber''