A French Art Nouveau two-tier table by Louis Majorelle, featuring fruitwood marquetry in a floral design depicting orchids. Pictured in The Paris Salons 1895-1914, Volume III: Furniture, by Alastair Duncan, Antique Collectors’ Club Publishers, page 382, and described as “side table, Exposition Universelle 1900”. Artist: Majorelle Circa: 1900
This "Aaron Burr" combination of small table, desk and chair desk looks like one of those exquisite transformable desks of the late 18th century. But it is in fact a mass produced item patented in 1854 and thus worthy of the tag "patent desk" like its huge cousins the Moore insurance desk and the Wooton desk.
A French Art Nouveau mahogany armchair by Louis Majorelle, featuring gilt-bronze sabots and upholstered in green fabric. Similar chair pictured in: Louis Majorelle, by Victor Arwas, page 116 and in a dining room scene in Majorelle, by Roselyne Bouvier, La Bibliothèque des Arts, Paris, Publishers, page 117. Artist: Majorelle Circa: 1900