“Umbels” chair

Émile Gallé (1846-1904)
Nancy, 1902, date of the creation of the model
1904, date of manufacture
Openwork carved and molded beech, velvet upholstery
Gift of Manuel Chardin, 1968
Inv. 41825
© MAD / photo: Jean Tholance

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This chair was part of a drawing room suite commissioned from Émile Gallé by the Belgian engineer Édouard Hannon for his mansion in Brussels, built in 1902 by the engineer Jules Brunfaut on the corner of Rue de la Jonction and Avenue Brugmann.