29 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A WALNUT AND MARQUETRY DESK, CIRCA 1898
with leather inset, the apron carved with leaves and stems extending down and twisting to form the supports, the front doors and side panels inlaid in various woods with poppies (adapted from an etagère)
30¼in. (76.8cm.) high, 49¼in. (124.5cm.) wide, 23 5/8in. (60cm.) deep
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Alastair Duncan, Louis Majorelle-Master of Art Nouveau Design, Thames & Hudson, 1991, p. 31 (an etagère complete with base and surmount illustrated).
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