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Louis Majorelle French Art Nouveau Game Table, France, 1900



Art Nouveau Nancy School Majorelle \game table made in walnut wood veneer ornementations with stems, leaves and flowers decoration inlaid marquetry top and carved legs and skirt. Signed L.Majorelle Nancy Featuring three leaf clovers symbol of Luck. There is also marquetry decoration on the table skirt. The legs present beautiful carved flower buds. In a very good general condition. France 1900s. Référence book title : "Majorelle" by A.Duncan, page 203 About Louis Majorelle: Born 1859, Toul, France—died 1926, Nancy, French artist, cabinetmaker, furniture designer, and ironworker who was one of the leading exponents of the Art Nouveau style. The son of a cabinetmaker, Majorelle was trained as a painter and went in 1877 to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he studied under Jean-François Millet. After his father’s death in 1879, he returned to Nancy to manage the family workshop. Concentrating on the design of furniture, Majorelle moved from 18th-century reproductions to the developing style of Art Nouveau and began (1890) to produce works conceived in that style. While still adhering to the quality of hand craftsmanship, Majorelle maintained a modern workshop that incorporated both machine- and hand-labour in wood, marquetry, bronze, cabinetry, and sculpture. Thus, he increased production and decreased price, an achievement that accounts for his enormous success. Majorelle’s catalogs between 1900 and 1914 show a tremendous output: suites of furniture for individual rooms, furniture using botanical motifs or other stylistic themes, and specific pieces whose prices ranged according to custom-ordered materials. Majorelle’s style incorporated a modified flowing line with polished woods, highlighted by Art Nouveau bronze mounts in the 18th-century tradition. After World War I Majorelle continued to produce furniture in a modified, opulent Art Nouveau style, which by then was being replaced by the more severe Art Deco style. After his death Majorelle’s studio was managed by his pupil Alfred Lévy.


  • Creator
    Auguste Majorelle (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Width: 35.44 in. (90 cm)Depth: 20.48 in. (52 cm)
  • Style
    Art Nouveau (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2546314981112

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