A French Art Nouveau lighted gilt bronze sculpture by Charles Korschann, depicting a woman holding a bouquet of flowers on a tray with an inkwell on the opposite side.The elegant female form''s bouquet of hydrangeas is wonderfully lit so as to splay dappled light outward. The disproportionate size of the lady in flowing golden robes implying her to be a mythical creature tending to her garden. Pictured in: "Art Nouveau and Art Deco lighting" by Alastair Duncan, page 129 and in "Dynamic Beauty: Sculpture of Art Nouveau Paris" by Macklowe Gallery, The Studley Press, 2011, p. 164.
A French Art Nouveau gilt bronze tray and inkwell by Geroges Flamand, with a woman''s face set in leaves with powder blue turquoise cabochon decorations. The inkwell is shaped like a flower. Titled "Inspiration at Dawn." Pictured in: "Dynamic Beauty: Sculpture of Art Nouveau Paris", by Macklowe Gallery, The Studley Press, 2011, p. 128.
A French Art Nouveau mahogany Ecole de Nancy desk, featuring a hand-tooled leather top, letter rack and bronze drawer pulls with a floral motif. The rounded carved details also draw inspiration from vegetal forms.
An Art Nouveau gilt bronze and glass "Grapevine" picture frame by Tiffany Studios New York with an oval aperture. A similar frame is pictured in: Tiffany Desk Sets, by William R. Holland, Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2008, p. 95, figure 3-39.
An Art Nouveau gilt bronze "Pine Needle" picture frame by Tiffany Studios New York. The frame is rectangular with an oval center display and decorated in gilt bronze over mottled amber glass. A similar frame is pictured in: Tiffany Desk Sets, by William R. Holland, Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2008, p. 63, fig. 2-44.
A French Art Nouveau desk in walnut, veneer wood fruit and bronze by Louis Majorelle. The three drawers of the desk are decorated in marquetry with flowers. The same pattern is repeated on the desk''s upright piece, which features letter holders on both sides. The pulls on the two upper drawers are in the shape of flowers. The desk''s legs are deeply carved and sinuous. A similar desk is pictured in Alastair Duncan, "The Paris Salons Volume III, Furniture", Antique Collectors'' Club, England, 1996 variant reproduced on page 403 and in Alastair Duncan, "Louis Majorelle", Abrams, New York, 1991, page 99.
A French Art Nouveau gilt and patinated bronze figural sculpture, titled "Porte-bonheure a la muse ou La chance," by Georges Récipon (1860-1920). The desk weight is modeled as a female nude hammering nails into a horseshoe. Ancient tradition held that iron held or stored luck, and so the iron nails in horseshoes are actually what were originally understood to be the source of their luck. This charming figure in Recipon''s work is hammering more nails into a large horseshoe, thereby increasing its luckiness. A similar sculpture is picutred in: Susse Frères: 150 Years of sculpture, 1837-1987, by Pierre Cadet, Paris: Susse Frères, 1992, p. 66, fig. 110.
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