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    Sale 7578

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    30 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    EMILE GALLÉ

    PAPILLONS VITRINE, CIRCA 1900
    burr-walnut, fruitwood and rosewood inlays, bronze gallery of butterflies to the upper-tier

    Price Realised  

    EMILE GALLÉ
    PAPILLONS VITRINE, CIRCA 1900
    burr-walnut, fruitwood and rosewood inlays, bronze gallery of butterflies to the upper-tier
    61 in. (155 cm.) high; 28 in. (71.1 cm) wide; 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep
    inlaid signature Gallé


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    Literature

    Alastair Duncan, Art Nouveau Furniture, London, 1982, p. 90 (detail of identical bronze butterfly frieze).