Set of four nesting tables made by Paul Guth around 1900, signed in marquetry in the decoration (see image).
Typical Art Nouveau floral decoration, water landscape, pond, irises, willows and figures...
Very stable and in very good condition, note a small lack of veneer and a crack (details see arrows in red on the last 2 images).
- Artist / Designer:Paul Guth (1878 - 1918)
- Signature / Monogram:Signed "Paul Guth"
- Period:End of 19th Century / Begin of 20th century
- Country of Origin:France
- Dimensions (H x L x W):79 x 59 x 39 cm
- Weight:10 Kg
- Number of components:4
- Style:Art Nouveau / Arts & Crafts
- Materials:Wood Inlaid / walnut, mahogany, burr ash...
- Belgium Delivery:50€
- France Delivery:100€
- Europe Delivery:On request
- Worldwide Delivery:On request
Paul Guth, pseudonym of Auguste Guillaume Guth, was a French cabinetmaker, born in 1878 in Oron and died in 1918 in Laxou.
He moved to Nancy around 1903, where he opened a furniture factory in the tradition of the École de Nancy (Louis Majorelle, Emile Gallé, Eugène Vallin, etc.). His work consisted of a number of small pieces of inlaid furniture in the Art Nouveau style (consoles, sellettes, tea tables, etc.) as well as larger pieces such as beds and desks. Most of his furniture is signed Paul Guth in marquetry.
The Nancy School spearheaded Art Nouveau in France, whose main inspiration came from plant forms (ginkgo, iris, lily, umbel, hogweed, water lily, thistle, cucurbitaceae, etc.) and animals (dragonflies, butterflies, etc.). This alliance is based on extensive research into the use of glassware, ironwork, steel and wood, to bring beauty into everyone's hands and bring art into the home.