Art Nouveau Secretaire Abattant Desk in the Manner of Louis Marjorelle

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Magnificent hand carved of the period Art Nouveau fall front desk. Finest quality carved details in relief on the drop front of the desk and on the upper corners and on the legs. The handles are finely cast with sharp crisp details. This "Secretaire Abattant" in well cared for condition with all original finish, leather and hardware. With the working original lock and key as well

Louis Marjorelle (1859-1926) began his career in the furniture making company of his father. He was copying old style furniture. Under the influence of Emile Gallé , he oriented his work on new shapes of furniture and a natural decor. In 1900, he added blacksmith to his activity to realize the handles for the furniture and also railings or balconies. In 1901, he co-founded the Ecole de Nancy and became vice president. (Ecole de Nancy is the name of the Art Nouveau movement in Nancy). He became soon internationally famous and opened in 1910 shops in Paris, Lille and Lyon.
Of the Period
Art Nouveau
Place of Origin
Date of Manufacture
circa 1890-1910
Late 19th Century
Materials and Techniques
Excellent. All Original finish and leather. Some wear to gilt surface on handles. .
Wear consistent with age and use
68.5 in. H x 32.5 in. W x 15.5 in. D
174 cm H x 83 cm W x 39 cm D
Dealer Location
Lambertville, NJ
Number of Items
Reference Number
A Touch of The Past Antiques
32 North Union Street
Lambertville NJ 08530
(609) 631-3402
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