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Property of a Gentleman

Rare guéridon

circa 1930
Painted iron, terracotta.
28 3/4 in. (73 cm) high, 17 3/4 in. (45.1 cm) diameter
Produced by Chanaux & Company, Paris, France. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

Estimate
$100,000 - 150,000 

sold for $118,750

Contact Specialist
Cordelia Lembo
Specialist, Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1265

  • Provenance

    Jacques Grange, Paris
    Galerie du Passage, Paris
    Private collection
    Christie's, New York, "An Important Private Collection of Mid-20th Century Design," September 26, 2007, lot 37
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1980, pp. 69, 161, 182 for similar examples
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: The Strange and Subtle Luxury of the Parisian Haute-Monde in the Art Deco Period, New York, 2012, pp. 28, 68, 131, 149, 162, 216 for similar examples

  • Artist Bio

    Jean-Michel Frank

    French • 1895 - 1941

    Working in Paris, New York and Argentina, Jean-Michel Frank designed subtle, exquisitely proportioned furniture and lighting for sophisticated interiors. His elite roster of patrons included the vicomte Charles de Noailles, the businessman and politician Nelson A. Rockefeller, the couturier Elsa Schiaparelli and the perfumer Guerlain, among many others. Against the backdrop of the interwar period, Frank designed calm, subdued interiors that offered refuge from the chaotic world. His furniture, which was often clad in vellum, bleached leather or shagreen, featured clean lines and served to complement the art collections of his clients, which included works by Picasso, Léger and Matisse.

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218

Property of a Gentleman

Rare guéridon

circa 1930
Painted iron, terracotta.
28 3/4 in. (73 cm) high, 17 3/4 in. (45.1 cm) diameter
Produced by Chanaux & Company, Paris, France. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

Estimate
$100,000 - 150,000 

sold for $118,750

Contact Specialist
Cordelia Lembo
Specialist, Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1265

Design Evening Sale

New York Auction 12 December 2017

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