Eugène Gaillard, Samuel Bing and Émile Gérard: An Art Nouveau Trio for the 1900 Exhibition

La Gazette Drouot
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The destiny of three men converged on this iconic piece of Art Nouveau furniture: a unique work for the 1900 Universal Exhibition. The story is one of a rediscovery. Eugène Gaillard (1862-1932). Art Nouveau bench in veined, molded and carved walnut, the seat standing on a pedestal base, upholstered with its original velvet tapestry and felt ornaments, the upper part lined with niches, with a central original beveled mirror, 280 x 305 x 103 cm/110 x 120 x 40.6 in.Estimate: €80,000/100,000 Long thought lost, it is now back in the spotlight over 120 years after causing a sensation at the 1900 Universal Exhibition.

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