Louis Majorelle, ‘An Important and Rare "Tomates" Sideboard’, circa 1904, Sotheby's: Important Design
Louis Majorelle, ‘An Important and Rare "Tomates" Sideboard’, circa 1904, Sotheby's: Important Design

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Sotheby's would like to thank Roselyne Bouvier for her assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.

Salon de la Société nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1904, no. 2388 (for the model)

Henri Laurens, "Le Style Moderne," Art Appliqué, 1903-1904, pl. 77, no. I
R. de Felice, "L'ameublement au salon (Société nationale)," Art Décoratif, June 1904, p. 216
M. P. Verneuil, "Les Arts appliqués au Salon," Art et Décoration, January-June 1904, p. 178
Alastair Duncan, Art Nouveau Furniture, New York, 1982, p. 17, no. 1 (for the present lot illustrated)
Alastair Duncan, Fin de Siècle Masterpieces from the Silverman Collection, New York, 1989, pp. 110-111 (for the present lot illustrated)
Alastair Duncan, Louis Majorelle: Master of Art Nouveau Design, London, 1991, pls. 81, 98 (for the present lot illustrated), p. 113 (for the series)
Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Volume III: Furniture, Suffolk, United Kingdom, 1996, p. 394

C. Boisgirard, A. de Heeckeren, Paris, June 18, 1979, lot 277
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Louis Majorelle

Louis Majorelle, the son of a furniture designer and manufacturer, was a decorator and one of the outstanding furniture designers of the Art Nouveau era. Successful in the production of historical revival furniture in the 1880s, it was not until the 1890s that Majorelle began to create pieces inspired by nature, with fluid lines, graceful inlays of blossoms and branches, and harmonious, custom-made hardware. At the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle, Majorelle's designs triumphed and became an international sensation. By 1910, the designer had opened salesrooms in Nancy, Paris, Lyon, and Lille. [Source: Jason Jacques]

French, 1859-1926, based in Nancy, France