Louis Majorelle

Pommes de Pin Armchairs

Circa 1905

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Description

Louis Jean Sylvestre Majorelle, known as Louis Majorelle (1859 – 1926) was a French decorator and furniture designer.

  • Sold as a set of 2.
  • Mahogany armchairs with light blue velvet upholstery.
  • These pieces are final sale and not eligible for return.
Literature

Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914 Volume III: Furniture, Woodbridge, 1996, p. 403 (for a photograph of the model exhibited at Le Salon des Industries du Mobilier, Paris, 1905)

Renate Ulmer, Art Nouveau: Symbolismus und Jugendstil in Frankreich, Stuttgart, 1999, p. 297 (for the gilt model)

Majorelle: Un Art de Vivre Moderne, exh. cat., Musée de l'École de Nancy, France, 2009, p. 119 (for a period photograph of the model)

Condition Report
Revive
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Overall in very good condition.

The wood surfaces have been sensitively refinished at some point in the history of the piece.

The wood presents with minor surface scratches, abrasions, and nicks concentrated to the legs and edges as consistent with age and gentle use. The chairs have preserved all of their carved decorative motifs in mahogany and present with light dust and surface residue in the recessed areas of the design.

The wood of both chairs presents with evidence of prior instances of sensitive stabilizing and filling of hairline cracks which are not visually distracting.

The velvet upholstery of each chair was sensitively replaced and presents very well overall with some areas of wear and surface soiling. 

The proper right armrest of one chair with a few slightly more concentrated areas of faint surface staining, only visible upon close inspection. 

Dimensions
Height: 34.5 inches / 87.63 cm
Width: 28 inches / 71.12 cm
Depth: 26.75 inches / 67.95 cm
Arm Height: 26 inches / 66.04 cm
Seat Height: 18 inches / 45.72 cm
Seat Depth: 21.5 inches / 54.61 cm
Materials
Velvet, Mahogany
Period
Art Nouveau
Decorative Style
Traditional Style
Country of Origin
France
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