Hans Miedler Session 038

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.

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