LOUIS MAJORELLE (1859-1926) ORCHIDÉES BUREAU AND FAUTEUIL, CIRCA 1905
carved mahogany with gilt-bronze mounts, the bureau with rosewood veneered drawer fronts original cuir de chèvre writing surface, two central locking frieze drawers and three locking gallery drawers, the fauteuil upholstered
bureau 37½ in. (95.3 cm.) high; 59½ in. (151 cm.) wide; 27½ in. (70 cm.) deep
fauteuil 31¼ in. (79.4 cm.) high; 30¼ in. (76.8 cm.) wide; 25½ in. (65 cm.) deep (2)
R. Bouvier, Majorelle, Paris, p.192 (example of bureau illustrated)
V. Arwas, Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic, London, 2002, p. 313 (example of fauteuil illustrated)
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An example of this design is retained in the collections of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris.