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Lot 89
LOUIS MAJORELLE | PAIR OF "AUBÉPINE" ARMCHAIRS
LOUIS MAJORELLE | PAIR OF "AUBÉPINE" ARMCHAIRS
LOUIS MAJORELLE | PAIR OF "AUBÉPINE" ARMCHAIRS
LOUIS MAJORELLE | PAIR OF "AUBÉPINE" ARMCHAIRS
89

Property from the Private Collection of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe

LOUIS MAJORELLE | PAIR OF "AUBÉPINE" ARMCHAIRS

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Property from the Private Collection of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe

LOUIS MAJORELLE | PAIR OF "AUBÉPINE" ARMCHAIRS

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Sold:13,750USD
(5 bids, reserve met)

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Private Collection of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe

LOUIS MAJORELLE

PAIR OF "AUBÉPINE" ARMCHAIRS


circa 1905

walnut, velvet upholstery

32¾ x 26¼ x 30 in. (82.5 x 66.6 x 76.2 cm) each

Condition Report

Overall in very good condition. Both armchairs are enriched with remarkable carved details in the shape of hawthorn berries and leaves which are overall in very well-preserved condition. The wooden surfaces retain their original variegated surface and present with scattered scuffs and very light surface abrasions throughout, particularly concentrated to the feet, backrests and armrests, consistent with gentle use. The chairs have been reupholstered with velvet upholstery which is in excellent condition, with some extremely minor discoloration to the backrests, possibly from sun fading. A matching and highly functional pair of armchairs by the master of European Art Nouveau furniture.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Jean-Claude Brugnot, Paris

Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1995

Literature

Alastair Duncan, Louis Majorelle: Master of Art Nouveau Design, London, 1991, pp. 167, 183 and 200

Majorelle: Un Art de Vivre Moderne, exh. cat., Musée de l'École de Nancy, France, 2009, p. 130

Design
Online bidding closed31 Mar 2020 | 08:04 PM GMT