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    Sale 5341

    20th Century Decorative Arts

    29 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 178

    LOUIS MARJORELLE

    A WALNUT AND MARQUETRY DESK, CIRCA 1898

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    LOUIS MARJORELLE
    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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