Art Nouveau (DK Collector's Guides) by Judith Miller

By Judith Miller

No matter if a long-lived ardour or a brand new discovered excitement, discover the sweetness and originality of artwork Nouveau with this luxurious collector's advisor. From furnishings to metalwork, jewelry to sculptures - over 1,100 separately priced goods, with up to date valuations and distinctive ancient info, are offered via topic quarter. With in-depth assurance of the entire significant designers and factories, together with Emile Galle and Charles Rennie waterproof coat, you can't find the money for to shop for or promote with no it.

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His designs often incorporated an amalgam of several features – tables had built-in cabinets, and chairs boasted integral lamps, for example. Bugatti created furniture for particular settings, such as the Moorish interior he designed for the Italian Pavilion at the 1902 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Arts in Turin. This caused a furore and won him a prestigious first prize. The influence of North Africa can be observed in his subdued colours, tasselled fringes, and decorative strips of beaten or pierced metal.

The back panels are inlaid with stylized plants; the sides are carved and pierced with stylized tulips. The base has two inlaid panel doors. 169cm (661⁄2 in) high £700–1,000 L&T Oak dressing chest with a rectangular hinged mirror and three short drawers over a single long drawer. The chest is raised on square supports, which are united by a platform stretcher. Mahogany and marquetry display cabinet, inlaid with copper, pewter, and wood with stylized flowers and tendrils. The square legs have decorative supports.

1905 Three-tier mahogany étagère with Y-shaped front support. The serpentineshaped tiers have ash and satinwood floral marquetry. Walnut and marquetry cabinet with a raised, curved back with trailing floral marquetry, above a pair of part-glazed, tapering doors also with plant-form marquetry. The cabinet is divided by a richly carved central post with a trailing floral capital. 104cm (401⁄2in) wide 125cm (483⁄4in) high 165cm (641⁄2in) high £4,500–5,500 CALD £12,000–15,000 MACK £35,000–55,000 MACK 29 F U R N I T U R E KEY FEATURES Solid, sculptural forms with little applied decoration were favoured for van de Velde’s furniture.

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