Posted 4 years ago
hi friends, i'm very happy to prensents my new treasure!!!! i just got luck this sunday in auction house, my first auction trip-) nobody care of that museum piece ! i was just in fight with a "phone call"..... but now way i want it.... i get it-)
this piece i exhibited in the ORSAY MUSEUM and also in nancy in MUSEE DE L'ECOLE DE NANCY
This piece win the GRAND PRIX in 1906 a contest close to the ecole de nancy organized by alphonse cytere. the piece is signed with the monogram designed especially for that contest by Victor Prouvé, the creator of ECOLE DE NANCY.
Cayette Jules (1882-1953), creator of art in Nancy
nancy, jules Cayette, nancy school, new art, decorative arts, etienne martinJules Cayette born in 1882 in Paris of a Lorraine father. Arriving in Nancy in 1888, he was a student and then a member of the School of Nancy alongside the big names who participated in this artistic movement: Prouvé, Vallin, Gruber, Daum, Walter ...
Cayette moved to his account in 1910 and immediately began a successful career, basking in glory. It explores all areas: wood, bronze, leather, metalwork, lighting, furniture, etc. Far from being stuck in one style, he walks from the 1920s to the Decorative Art and continued his creations ever changing until his death in 1953.
Its production of high quality, diversified. Cayette creates furniture: chairs, beds, cabinets, windows, lamps, carpets and many decorative elements for buildings, all carefully chosen to wealthy individuals, businesses, public and religious buildings. Unlike the other artists of the time, its production was never industrialized.
Many testimonies are still visible in Lorraine, and especially Nancy.
The author, Stephen Martin, doctor of historical geography, is the author of several publications on Lorraine nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His latest book, The Cross Chapter in Nancy and Toul, is considered a standard work on the subject. He contributes regularly to the country Lorrain, the magazine of the Museum Lorrain.