Design for a Green Display Cabinet in the Art Nouveau Style

Georges de Feure French
Edward Colonna German

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Design for a display cabinet with a glass door in the Art Nouveau style. The cabinet is painted green and decorated with orange flowers on the right and left side. It has a centra compartment with a glass door, and open shelves to the left and right, as well as below the glazed compartment. Several objects have been placed in the cabinet and on the shelves to illustrate its use. On the verso, the outline of what looks like the same cabinet is drawn in elevation only. This drawing is part of a group of drawings representing a range of furniture designs in the French Art Nouveau style, attributed to Edward Colonna and Georges de Feure. The designs are all executed in graphite and finished with watercolor. The high degree of finish of these drawings suggest that they were used for presentation to clients, or possibly served as models for lithographic illustrations. The Museum has several furniture pieces by both artists that closely relate to the present group of drawings. The design for a small side table by Colonna, in particular, show great similarities.

Design for a Green Display Cabinet in the Art Nouveau Style, Georges de Feure (French, Paris 1868–1943 Paris), Graphite and watercolor

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