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    Sale 7620

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    28 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 97

    EMILE GALLÉ (1846-1904)

    RARE LIBELLULE CABINET, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    EMILE GALLÉ (1846-1904)
    RARE LIBELLULE CABINET, CIRCA 1900
    rosewood, walnut, inlaid with fruitwoods, bronze pulls
    93 1/8 in. (236.5 cm.) high; 49 5/8 in. (126 cm.) wide; 26 5/8 in. (57.5 cm.) deep
    inlaid mark Gallé


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    Beyond this example only three other versions are hitherto recorded, all in private collections.

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    Literature

    Alastair Duncan, Art Nouveau Furniture, London, 1982, p. 74 (design illustrated)