Masterpieces of Art Nouveau Furniture:The Majorelle Catalogue, Ca.
One of the earliest modern art styles, Art Nouveau swept through Europe and America at the turn of the century. The opulent yet decorative art form influenced all areas of design, delighting enthusiasts with its sensuous, curvilinear motifs patterned after plant and animal life. Majorelle Frères & Cie. was a leading French manufacturer of Art Nouveau-styled furniture, producing beautiful machine-made pieces in its workshops. This handsome reproduction of the company's 1910 furnishings catalog includes nearly 200 illustrations of finished products, among them Art Nouveau-styled bowls and vases, hanging lamps, wrought-iron staircase railings (including the magnificent stairway in the Galeries Lafayette in Paris), end tables, desks, cabinets, sofas, armchairs, armoires, chests of drawers, beds, dining room sets, and fireplace mantelpieces. Invaluable to antique collectors and dealers, this book will thrill Art Nouveau devotees with its beautiful and imaginative designs. Unabridged republication of Majorelle Frères & Cie. Meubles d'Art, originally published in Nancy, ca. 1910. 192 black-and-white illustrations.