Armchair

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Buenos Aires
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2002

  • Literature

    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, pp. 72, 108
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: l'étrange luxe du rien, Paris, 2006, p. 57

  • 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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Proceeds from the sale of this lot will benefit the Association St. Bernard of the Villa Noailles, Hyères, France

Armchair

circa 1935
Mahogany, fabric.
65 x 74 x 72 cm (25 5/8 x 29 1/8 x 28 3/8 in.)
Produced by Comte, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Contact Specialist
Sofia Sayn-Wittgenstein
Specialist
+44 207 901 7926

Design

London Auction 20 September 2017