133 North 23rd Street Reading, PA 19606 United States 347.423.6446
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$ 26,500


Documentation Ample Provenance
Documentation Notes Form And Design
Origin France
Period 1900-1919
W. 51 in; H. 93 in; D. 19 in;
W. 129.54 cm; H. 236.22 cm; D. 48.26 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1901
Description Extraordinary Art Nouveau Armoire Designed By Leon Benouville Known For His Exuberant Whiplashes and Curves,Stylized Marquetry and Hammered Brass Fittings.This Armoire or Cabinet Was Created Circa 1903.There are Moveable Shelf Notches For Shelving That You Could Use to your Needs,Though Shelves are Not Present.
Leon Benouville (1860-1903) French Architect and designer Was born in Rome in 1860 Into an Art Loving Family.His Father Was The Painter Achille Benouville,A Friend of Camille Corot.By 1884 he had completed his studies in France at the Ecole Centrale Des Artes Et Manufactures in Paris and Was Working as an Architectural Associate.He Worked with His Brother Pierre,Also An Architect,In 1888 And Won a Silver Medal At The International Exhibition Of 1889.From 1891 He Exhibited at The Salon De La Societe Nationale Des Beaux Arts.He Studied The Monuments Of The Middle Ages and was Also Influenced By His Own Thorough Study Of Gothic Art. And in 1900 He Won a Gold Medal and a Silver Medalat The Exposition Universelle in Paris where His Participation Ranged From The Design of Ancient Paris To Fittings Of Stained Glass Windows,To Fittings of Leather and Hides. In1901 He Exhibited Furniture Including A Bedroom And A Glass-Works Cabinet.His Exceptional Art Nouveau Designs are Alive With Exuberant Whiplashes And Marquetry,Hand-Hammered and Cut Brass Fittings.By 1903 He Had Turned His Attention to The Design Of Furniture For Private Residences. Leon Benouville Died In 1903 At The Young Age of 43.His Work is Scarce.
Styles / Movements Art Nouveau, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 330116
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