Louis Majorelle "Aux Algues" Walnut Desk
The "Aux Algues" writing desk in walnut by Louis Majorelle, executed in elegant, carved walnut, aptly features refined motifs of swirling sea plants on the upper junctures of the legs and on the arresting gilt bronze handles. The piece includes four drawers with rounded, stylized shapes, two larger and two smaller, each adorned with a smiling, upturned handle and will arrive complete with a central locking escutcheon with two period keys.
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- Curator's Notes
Item #: F-20073
Artist: Louis Majorelle
Dimensions: 29.5" height, 54.5" width, 30.75" depth
Materials: Walnut wood, Gilt bronze
Signed: ''MAJORELLE/DÉCORATEUR/124 R DE PROVENCE PARIS''
Literature: Majorelle Nancy: décorations d'intérieurs, meubles, tentures, bronzes, ferronneries, sales catalogue, Nancy, n.d., n.p. (for a related model); Alastair Duncan, Louis Majorelle: Master of Art Nouveau Design, London, 1991, p. 99 (for a related model)
A symbol associated with positive inspiration, it is wonderfully apropos that the pulls of the drawers are upturned into charming smiles, replete with fanned and fluted "dimples."