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  • Provenance

    Count of Jarnac, acquired directly from the designer
    Thence by descent
    Sotheby's, Paris, 'Design', 24 May 2016, lot 39
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Stephen Calloway, 'Perfectly Frank', House & Garden, March 1990, p. 185
    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, pp. 70-71, 131, 209
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: l’étrange luxe du rien, Paris, 2006, pp. 94-95, 146, 198, 250, 339

  • 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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Side table

circa 1930
Oak, oak-veneered wood.
52.5 x 60 x 40 cm (20 5/8 x 23 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.)
Produced by Chanaux & Company, Paris, France. Underside impressed with CHANAUX & Co J.M. FRANK 10285. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

Estimate
£18,000 - 22,000 

Contact Specialist
Sofia Sayn-Wittgenstein
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Design

London Auction 20 September 2017