Jean-Michel Frank - Design London Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private collection, Paris

  • Literature

    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, p. 119 for a similar example
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: I’éstrange luxe du rien, Paris, 2006, p. 51 for a similar example

  • Artist Biography

    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

Oak, oak-veneered plywood, oak-veneered wood.
70.4 x 70.2 x 70.2 cm (27 3/4 x 27 5/8 x 27 5/8 in.)
Produced by Chanaux & Company, Paris, France. Underside impressed with 9 B, 1, B 11644 CHANAUX & C. and stamped 23. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £10,000

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London Auction 21 September 2016