Nov 1, 2007
Nov 1, 2007



c. 1910

made by

Louis Majorelle

(French, 1859–1926)

Wood marquetry with metal mounts

Overall: 130.8 x 162.5 x 58.4 cm (51 1/2 x 64 x 23 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1976.53

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Let your eye trace the sinuous lines and leafy forms of this chest. Its design emphasizes the beauty of the wood, celebrating nature. Louis Majorelle designed it in the Art Nouveau style.


The Majorelle family operated a large furniture making business at Nancy in eastern France. There they produced distinguished furniture in the Art Nouveau style. That style is well illustrated in the curvilinear, abstract wood marquetry (an inlaid, veneered pattern) on the doors of this cabinet.

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