1890 Art Nouveau Inlaid Side Table with Proverb by Emile Galle


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Art Nouveau circa 1890 Auxiliary table, on three turned legs by Émile Gallé (1846-1904). Decorated with naturalistic inlay made of various species of fruit trees. It is a "speaking piece of furniture", Emile Galle repeatedly put different words on his furniture, sometimes they were fragments of favorite poems or proverbs Signed "Emile Gallé Nancy", with the monogram with the Lorraine cross." Émile Gallé (1846-1904) - famous designer of porcelain, glass and furniture.

The precursor of the secession in Nancy, and the later director of the famous École de Nancy hung the motto over his workshop: "Our roots are in the depths of the forests, on the banks of the springs, among the moss." Numerous artists from Nancy, active in various fields of art, abundantly drew on flora and fauna, especially those from the areas of Lorraine, thus expressing on the one hand the romantic longing for contact with nature, and on the other local patriotism.

Individual pieces of furniture, such as the legs in the library from around 1900, refer to furniture from the Far East, and floral and zoomorphic motifs always play a dominant role in them, like in a chair with a leaf-shaped backrest or the famous bed from 1904, the artist's last work, in which butterflies made by inlay and inlays technique symbolize dawn and dusk, and maybe also birth and death. Émile Gallé believed that the greatest happiness for an artist-craftsman is the joy of his work.  

CREATOR
Emile Gallé (Artist)
OF THE PERIOD
Art Nouveau
PLACE OF ORIGIN
France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE
circa 1890
PERIOD
Late 19th Century
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
Inlay
Fruitwood
CONDITION
Good
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CONDITION DETAILS
The condition is visible in the pictures ,may require refreshing
WEAR
Wear consistent with age and use.
DIMENSIONS
H 28.35 in. x W 21.26 in. x D 20.48 in.
H 72 cm x W 54 cm x D 52 cm

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