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To a contemporary visitor , the Spindler marquetry at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900, was one of the most striking memory of the show.
Je tiens à citer les meubles de M. Spindler...
M. Spindller est un Alsacien qui offre en ses
marqueteries, du plus large effet; une matrise etonnante; il a des qualités de peintre, et met dela poésie; de l' émotion en ses panneaux de bois.
Jean Lahor, L' Art Nouveau, 1901; pp. 39 and 40
Spindler (1865 - 1938) was a German from Alsace (although, after the first world war, Alsace belongs to France) and the family is now the third generation dealing with marquetry always in Alsace, France.
The visitor at the Exhibition was right, since Charles Spindler was trained as a painter and watercolorist and became a self-taught marquetry artist in 1893.
Dame aux Cygnes by Charles Spindler, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg (Alsace), France
There is a nice book to buy on the topic on the Spindler website.
MARQUETERIE D'ART SPINDLER
3, Cour du Chapitre
67530 Boersch France
+33 (0)3 88 95 80 17
Marqueterie (the French word) is deeply rooted in fine French and European crafts, see below...
|1. Jean Lahor is the pen name of the French poet Henri Cazalis (1840-1909)|