France, around 1900. Various Fruitwoods. Inlayed mark: 'Gallé'. Two-storey etagère on 4 floral stylized legs. Upper plate with an inlay view of a seascape with water lilies, lower one with flourishing water lily. H. 76 cm, w. 77 cm, d. 40,5 cm. - One of the most famous glass artists of the French Art Nouveau. Many designs of ceramic, glass and furniture in the style of historicism and art nouveau. Studied in Weimar and Meisenthal, staied in London and Paris, the first successes at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1878. - Mus: represented in leading art museums in the world. - Lit: B. Hakenjos, Emile Gallé, München 2012.