GALLE Emile (1846-1904)

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EMILE GALLE – “AUX CAMPANULES” NEST OF FOUR OCCASIONAL TABLES, CIRCA 1900

“AUX CAMPANULES” NEST OF FOUR OCCASIONAL TABLES, CIRCA 1900
Graduated in size, sculpted wood, the tops inlaid in various woods, including rosewood, with magnolia, daisies and other flowers and leaves
Each signed Gallé
The largest: 75 cm. high; 70.5 cm. wide; 42 cm. deep

Bibliography
A table with the same sculpted decor is illustrated in: Gallé furniture, Antique collectors club, 2012, p. 174

EMILE GALLE – “CAVALIER PERSAN” BEAKER, DESIGNED CIRCA 1889

“CAVALIER PERSAN” BEAKER, DESIGNED CIRCA 1889
Glass, decorated with a Persian horse rider, in polychrome enamel on a background engraved with stylized and geometrical flowers and partly highlighted in gold, inclusion of shattered gold foils
Signed E. Gallé Nancy under its base
10 cm. high

Bibliography
Bernd Hakenjos, Emile Gallé, Keramik, Glas und Möbel des Art Nouveau, Hirmer, ill. p. 80

EMILE GALLE – BEAKER, CIRCA 1900

BEAKER, CIRCA 1900
Of flattened shape, acid-etched on frosted background, decorated in polychrome enamel with a woman with a basket, in the company of a child, surrounded by flowers
Signed in cameo
13 cm. high

EMILE GALLE – VASE, CIRCA 1900

VASE, CIRCA 1900
Small pear-shaped vase, clear glass overlaid with black and with platinum foil, acid-etched and entirely wheel-carved, hammered body
Signed in wheel-carved cameo
8.5 cm. high
Provenance
Formerly in the collection of Henri Flammarion

EMILE GALLE – RARE AND IMPORTANT CABINET, CIRCA 1900

RARE AND IMPORTANT CABINET, CIRCA 1900
Exotic marquetry inlaid wood, decorated with dragonflies and flowers, the front adorned with a dragonfly in relief
Signed
137 cm. high; 83 cm. wide; 44 cm. deep

Bibliography
Gallé furniture, Antique collectors club, 2012, ill. p. 292

EMILE GALLE – “BERCE DES PRES” LADIES DESK, CIRCA 1900

“BERCE DES PRES” LADIES DESK, CIRCA 1900
Variation of “Les Ombellules” desk exhibited at the Exposition Universelle of 1900
Exotic marquetry inlaid wood, with botanical decor
With its key in gilt bronze
Signed GALLE

Bearing a paper label from the 1950/1960s on which can be read “N°7399 – Salle des Ventes – Santé
Frères et Cie – Pau » with the lot number, its description, the name of the buyer and the price
(the company Santé Frères et Cie put an end to its public sales in 1970)
157 cm. high ; 77 cm. wide ; 55 cm. deep

Exhibition
Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900. A design, which can be compared to our desk, titled “Les Ombellules” by Emile Gallé himself in a publication at the time, was shown by the artist during the event.

Musée d’Orsay, Paris. A “Les Ombellules” desk, comparable to ours, is in the collection of the Musée d’Orsay (inventory OAO 1467 coming from the Rispal donation)

Provenance
This desk was acquired by the former owner at a public auction in the 1950/1960s from the Salle des Ventes Santé Frères et Cie, rue Emile Garet in Pau. This company, which started out with public auction sales, simultaneously as a transporter, right after the post-war years, enrolled a notary or a court bailiff, but lost the office in 1970 when the French government appointed a ministerial officer as an auctioneer in Pau.

EMILE GALLE – TEA TABLE, CIRCA 1900

TEA TABLE, CIRCA 1900
Exotic wood
Two-tiered; the first decorated with sheep and their shepherd in the sunset, the second embellished with hydrangeas and butterflies
Signed on the top shelf
83 cm. high; 84 cm. wide; 52 cm. deep

EMILE GALLE – TABLE, CIRCA 1900

TABLE, CIRCA 1900
Exotic wood
Removable upper tray
Decorated with aquatic plants and waterlilies on the upper part; flowers, waterlilies and a small frog on the lower part
Signed on upper and lower shelves
82 cm. high; 60 cm. wide; 41.5 cm. deep

EMILE GALLE – VERY RARE STORAGE CABINET, CIRCA 1897

VERY RARE STORAGE CABINET, CIRCA 1897
Marquetry panels decorated with irises
Rounded shape and shelves on the side, four drawers, handles in bronze
With its key
Signed in marquetry on a leaf at the bottom to the right
130 cm. high; 80 cm. wide; 35 cm. deep

Early Gallé work, never seen on the market
Not recorded in major contemporary books on Gallé

EMILE GALLE – “CRABE ET ALGUES” CHARGER, CIRCA 1900

“CRABE ET ALGUES” CHARGER, CIRCA 1900
Large charger in blue and amber glass, acid-etched with an aquatic scene of seaweed flowing in the water with a starfish and crab among the vegetation, all against a shaded blue glass background
Signed on the edge of the charger Gallé
40 cm. in diameter

EMILE GALLE – VASE, CIRCA 1890

VASE, CIRCA 1890
Baluster vase in clear glass overlaid in creamy white, etched and wheel-carved with an orchid and leaves, the surface and the base entirely hammered
Signed underneath with a diamond point Emile Gallé / à Nancy
Most probably made by Burgun & Schverer for Gallé
11.5 cm. high

EMILE GALLE – VASE, CIRCA 1895

VASE, CIRCA 1895
Honey-colored glass with polychrome and gilt enamel, decorated with orchids and leaves
Signed under its base Emile Gallé below an orchid and Déposé in enamel
12.5 cm. high

EMILE GALLE – “LA FORÊT LORRAINE” DESK, CIRCA 1900

“LA FORÊT LORRAINE” DESK, CIRCA 1900
Exotic marquetry inlaid wood
108 cm. high; 72 cm. wide; 50 cm. deep

Bibliography
An identical model is illustrated in the catalog L’Ecole de Nancy, Art Nouveau et industrie d’Art, musée de l’Ecole de Nancy, p. 96

Gallé furniture, 2012, p. 239, ill. top left

EMILE GALLE – “OMBELLES” CHAIRS, CIRCA 1900

“OMBELLES” CHAIRS, CIRCA 1900
Pair of carved walnut chairs
Signed
95 x 47 x 43.3 cm

Bibliography
A. Duncan, Art Nouveau furniture, p. 258, pl. 1.
Philippe Garner, Emile Gallé, 1976, p. 23-24, p. 89
Ministère de la Culture – Edition de la Réunion des musées nationaux, Gallé, 1985, pp. 279-280
Bernd Hakenjos, Emile Gallé, catalog, vol. II, p. 174, n. 329

Provenance
Private collection Belgium

EMILE GALLE – “AUX LIBELLULES ET PAPILLONS” CONSOLE, CIRCA 1900

“AUX LIBELLULES ET PAPILLONS” CONSOLE, CIRCA 1900
Sculpted walnut and exotic wood marquetry, mother-of-pearl inlay and bronze
Signed
138 cm. high; 74 cm. wide; 46 cm. deep

Only one variant of the design is recorded

Bibliography
A. Duncan and G. de Bartha, Gallé Furniture, Antique Collector’s Club, 2012, a variant ill. p. 272, pl. 4

Provenance
Private collection, France

EMILE GALLE – “LES ROCHERS DANS LA MER” VASE, CIRCA 1900

“LES ROCHERS DANS LA MER” VASE, CIRCA 1900
Outstanding vase in multilayered glass with marine landscape decor
Original bronze base cast with butterflies
Engraved signature
54 cm. high

Bibliography
Janine Bloch-Dermant, L'Art du verre en France 1860-1914, Edita-Denoël, 1974, ill. p. 62

Provenance
Private collection, Italy

EMILE GALLE – “ANEMONE” VASE, CIRCA 1897-1900

“ANEMONE” VASE, CIRCA 1897-1900
Conical multilayered vase, internally decorated and engraved
Signed
21.5 cm. high

Exhibition
Emile Gallé, Exhibition in six Japanese museums, 2000-2001, n. 45 in the exhibition catalogue, ill. pp. 90 and 91 (example at the Juken museum)

Bibliography
A similar 27 cm. high vase in the collections of Juken Museum of Art, Yoshiwa, prefecture of Hiroshima, Japan
Another, 28,2 cm. high, is in the collection of Her Royal Highness Margrethe II, the Queen of Denmark

EMILE GALLE – “MEDUSE” VASE, CIRCA 1900

“MEDUSE” VASE, CIRCA 1900
Double glazed footed vase modelled as a fish, internally decorated with powder inclusions, partially iridescent, ornamented with an acid-etched and wheel-carved jellyfish on a hammered background echoing the surface of the water
Wheel-carved signature
30 cm. high