Critically acclaimed as the undisputed master of Art Nouveau furniture, Louis Majorelle (1859-1926) combined the qualities of an excellent designer with technical virtuosity. The period from 1898 to 1908 was a fruitful period for him, marked by the creation of his famous series “Nénuphars” (Lilies), which he presented at the 1900 exhibition in Paris.
And in 1903 – a series with even more refined design – “Orchidée” (Orchid). A characteristic feature of these furniture models was the use of beautifully cast gilded bronze sculptural decorations. The Orchid table is also notable for the addition of lamps branching out above the top in the form of orchid flowers, which were created in collaboration with Daum Freres. Masterpieces such as this table were produced in very small numbers, no more than a few copies, although the exact number is not known.