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Louis Majorelle

Two-Tiered Table

Louis Majorelle

Louis Majorelle

Two-Tiered Table

Two-Tiered Table

Louis Majorelle

Two-Tiered Table


circa 1900

mahogany, rosewood, gilt bronze

30 x 43 x 26 ½ in. (76.2 x 109.2 x 67.3 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The wooden surfaces appear to have been sensitively refinished at some point in its history to revitalize the rich quality of the mahogany and rosewood. The wood with scattered surface scratches throughout and minute indentations concentrated to the edges and consistent with gentle use. The legs present with small hairline cracks that have been selectively stabilized at some point in the history of the piece, the largest measuring 1 ½ in. and not visually distracting. The inner curve of one leg appears to have been sensitively restored at some point in the history of the piece and is stable overall. The gilt bronze mounts with some light oxidation throughout, consistent with age, and small surface irregularities inherent in the making. The table is offered with a later glass top in excellent condition, with light surface scratches throughout and four protective rubber pads applied to the underside. The table with protective felt pads applied to the underside of each foot. 


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby’s is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE. 

Macklowe Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above
Majorelle Nancy: décorations d'intérieurs, meubles, tentures, bronzes, ferronneries, sales catalogue, Nancy, n.d., n.p. 
Alastair Duncan, Louis Majorelle: Master of Art Nouveau Design, London, 1991, p. 204