Wall Panel (Primary Title)
Les Vieux Pins (Former Title)
The Old Pines (Former Title)

Louis Hestaux, French, 1858 - 1919 (Artist)

ca. 1897
wood, glass, and paint
Overall: 34 × 18 × 1 1/4 in. (86.36 × 45.72 × 3.18 cm)
Louis Hestaux worked for most of his life in Nancy, France, and was one of the leading members of the School of Nancy. Originally a painter, he soon mastered many different techniques but is perhaps best known for his woodcarving. He worked very closely with the glass and furniture maker Émile Gallé, creating designs to be executed as marquetry for furniture. Hestaux also designed tapestries and ceramics. He collaborated closely with Gallé on many major projects including furniture for the Paris World’s Fair in 1889. This carved wood panel was shown in the 1903 exhibition of the School of Nancy in Paris.
Signed, lower left: "L. Hestaux"
Gift of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe
Displayed at the Exposition Lorraine: L'Ecole de Nancy, Musee de l'Union Centrale des Arts Decoratifs, Pavillon de Marsan, Paris, 1903
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