December 16, 2012

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 217: Emile Galle

Lot 217: Emile Galle

Rare Libellule occasional table

Designed c. 1900
Mahogany, beech, inlaid with various exotic woods, depicting lakescape with flowers on top tier and dusk landscape scene on the lower tier with moon and dragonfly
Atelier Emile Gallé
Inlaid signature "Gallé" and incised atelier mark "modèle et décor déposé"
29.5" x 41.5" x 20"
With hinged extension leaves
Provenance: Maison Blanche, New Orleans; Private Collection California
Literature: Duncan, Alastair. The Paris Salons: 1895-1914. Volume III: Furniture. London: Antique Collector's Club, 1996. p 222 (variant design illustrated).
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Inventory Id: 4124

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