GERMAN ART NOUVEAU CAST IRON TABLE BY MUSTERSCHUTZ COMPANY
The charming German Art Nouveau patinated and gilt cast iron side table crafted by the Musterschutz Company in Magdesprung, Germany, encapsulates the essence of the Art Nouveau movement. The table's top is adorned with a floral design surrounding a central gilt bronze oval plaque, which portrays an engaging scene of two ladies conversing by a tranquil lakeside setting.
Elevated on four cabriole legs adorned with male masks and connected by an X-shaped stretcher embellished with delicate flowers, this table showcases the intricate craftsmanship and attention to detail characteristic of the Art Nouveau style. The organic and flowing forms, as well as the depiction of nature and feminine figures, are emblematic of the movement's aesthetic.
The juxtaposition of patinated and gilt cast iron adds depth and visual interest to the piece, while the beautifully depicted scene and decorative elements contribute to its overall elegance and artistic appeal. This side table stands as a testament to the Art Nouveau era's emphasis on nature-inspired designs and exquisite craftsmanship.
Germany, Circa 1900
Height: 30" (76 cm)
Width: 29.5" (75 cm)
Depth: 28.5" (72 cm)