Louis Majorelle, "Clématites" Two-Tiered Dessert Table
4,000 - 6,000 USD
"Clématites" Two-Tiered Dessert Table
mahogany, rosewood marquetry, gilt bronze
signed L. Majorelle in the marquetry
31 x 36 x 22 1/2 in. (78.7 x 91.4 x 57.1 cm)
Overall in very good condition. This table presents with superb details and marquetry decorations in very well-preserved condition. The wooden surfaces appear to have been sensitively refinished at some point in the history of the table to revitalize the rich quality of the mahogany. The mahogany presents with scattered surface scratches, abrasions, indentations, small nicks and surface wear particularly concentrated to the edges, legs and feet. As visible in the catalogue photography, the tabletop presents with a few areas of more concentrated scratching to the wood, not visually distracting. The two tiers present with scattered water stains, minor discolorations and light surface soiling consistent with gentle use. The rosewood marquetry is well-preserved with occasional crackling to the surface consistent with age and a few very shallow chips and extremely minor losses only visible upon close inspection. The gilt bronze mounts are in very well-preserved condition with light wear, traces of oxidation and surface soiling concentrated to the recessed areas of the design.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
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, pp. 201 and 205