Louis Majorelle (1859-1926) Double Bed
Wonderfully executed in solid French walnut with ornate mouldings in form of a stylized tree and with veneered elements in courbaril.
The entire frame elegantly represents the characteristic flowing and ornamental design and the high quality Majorelle is so well-known for.
Excl. slat frame and mattress.
Documented in“Louis Majorelle. Master of Art Nouveau Design”, Alistair Duncan, fig. 55 — 56, bedroom suites model no. 253.
Louis-Jean-Sylvestre Majorelle, usually known as Louis Majorelle (26th of September 1859 in Toul, † 15th of January 1926 in Nancy), was a French artist, cabinetmaker, furniture designer, and ironworker who was one of the leading exponents of the Art Nouveau style. He was born as the son of the cabinetmaker Auguste Majorelle (1825 – 1879) and initially was trained as a painter. He went to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1877, where he studied under Jean-François Millet. After his father’s death in 1879, Louis Majorelle returned to Nancy to manage the family workshop. He was one of the outstanding furniture designers in the Art Nouveau style in his time, and after 1901 formally served as one of the vice-presidents of the École de Nancy. Today we recognize a piece of furniture from Louis Majorelle in the same way as we recognize a piece of furniture from André Charles Boulle, Charles Cressent, both masters in the 18th century, or or later around 1900, such as Majorelle, Francois Linke — today we would say a Superstar of his field. In 1902 Majorelle took part at the Prima Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Decorativa Moderna in Turin. He was appointed a Knight of the French Legion of Honour.