7 June 2001
A LARGE CARVED MAHOGANY MIRROR*
Louis Majorelle, circa 1905
featuring the Ombelle flower
70in. (177.8cm.) high, 46¾in. (118.7cm.) wide, 2in. (5cm.) deep
marked with accession number on back 83.541 and with rectangular paper label W.P.C./76-63/33
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cf. Klaus-Jergen Sembach, Art Nouveau, 1996, p. 71 for a period photo illustrating a similar mirror by Majorelle in the Café de Paris, Nancy, 1899.
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*This lot may be exempt from sales tax, as set forth in the Sales Tax Notice at the front of the catalogue.
Offered in New York, the art collected by the Tony Award-winning producer, philanthropist and ‘grand dame’ of Palm Beach
Fewer than 30 of these horseshoe-back armchairs are known to exist. This one comes to auction on 13 September in New York