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Exceptional "psyche" mirror in varnished wood, it is composed of a frame at half height forming two columns in burr walnut, both lined with mahogany, its original mirror pivoting and rectangular shape is lined with mahogany, the whole rests on a large oak base. Entirely restored by the TWS workshops (Calais).
Very beautiful realization of the Louis Majorelle workshops.
After Louis Majorelle's death in 1926, the Majorelle company became a major figure in the world of decorative arts, winning many prizes at world exhibitions.
Alfred Lévy, his collaborator, took over, still helped by Jules Majorelle, then by the latter's son.
Prestigious collaborations continued, such as with Paul Beucher and Jean Prouvé.
Period: 20th century - Art Deco
Circa : 1937
Dimensions : Height : 185cm x Width : 92cm x Depth : 44cm
Signed : Date and initial (on the back of the mirror)
To look at oneself in a mirror seems to us today a very banal act, but it was still a real novelty during the Empire.
It was at this time that the psyche appeared, reserved for ladies' rooms.
Beyond the convenience it represented, the large mirror certainly contributed to modifying the image one had of oneself and one's body, to which more and more attention was paid at that time and still today.
Calling on the Maison Majorelle is always a guarantee of quality.