Exceptional gilded bronze wall light with six lights.
Dim. 121 x 54 cm.
(Two missing tulips)
The collaboration between Daum and Majorelle was established in 1902. Many models are shown for the first time at the Exhibition of the Provincial Alliance of Art Industries ("Ecole de Nancy") held in 1903 at the Pavillon de Marsan in Paris.
Our sconce does not appear in any catalog of the Majorelle company; it would thus be rather a model out of series, carried out on private order(s). We know that it was presented at the International Exhibition of Eastern France held in Nancy in 1909 and then, the following year, at the Salon de la Société des Artistes Décorateurs in Paris.
It should be noted that although we do not know the name of the model, this sconce is always associated with the "Orchids" furniture - particularly at the 1909 Salon where the Majorelle stand was devoted exclusively to this ornament.
Bulletin de la Société Industrielle de l'Est, Nancy, January 1910.
View of the Majorelle stand at the Exposition Internationale de l'Est de la France, Nancy, 1909, p. 103.
Art et Industrie, September 1909.
View of the Majorelle stand at the Exposition Internationale de l'Est de la France, Nancy, 1909, p. 15.
Roselyne Bouvier, Majorelle, La Bibliothèque des Arts, Paris and Éditions Serpenoise, 1991.
View of the Majorelle stand at the Exposition Internationale de l'Est de la France, Nancy, 1909, p. 199.
Alastair Duncan, Louis Majorelle, Meister des Art Nouveau Design, Heyne, München, 1991.
[Original edition: Louis Majorelle, Master of Art Nouveau Design, Thames and Hudson Limited, London, 1991]
View of the Majorelle stand at the Exposition Internationale de l'Est de la France, Nancy, 1909, p. 171.
View of a Majorelle stand, no place or date, p. 168.
View of the Majorelle stand at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs, 1910, p. 170 and 171.
Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Volume III: Furniture, 1996.
View of the Majorelle stand at the Salon de la Société des Artistes Décorateurs, Paris, 1910, p. 414.
Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Volume V: Objets d'art Metalware, 1999.
Wall sconce in gilt-bronze with glass shades by Daum frères / La Société des Artistes Décorateurs, 1910, p. 397.
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