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Property from an Important French Collection

Ceiling light

circa 1935
Plaster, metal chain.
24 3/4 in. (62.9 cm) diameter, variable drop
Produced by Chanaux & Company, Paris, France. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

sold for $162,500

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

  • Provenance

    Private collection, relative of Jean-Michel Frank
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Literature

    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, p. 386

  • 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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220

Property from an Important French Collection

Ceiling light

circa 1935
Plaster, metal chain.
24 3/4 in. (62.9 cm) diameter, variable drop
Produced by Chanaux & Company, Paris, France. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

sold for $162,500

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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