Jean-Michel Frank - Design New York Friday, June 15, 2012 | Phillips
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    Jean-Michel Frank Rare 'Aragon' low table with 'pineapple' legs [360° view]

  • Provenance

    Christie’s, ‘Important 20th Century Decorative Arts’, New York, December 12, 1987, front cover and lot 321
    DeLorenzo Gallery, New York
    Christie’s, ‘Important 20th Century Decorative Arts’, New York, June 15, 2004, lot 129

  • Literature

    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, pp. 167 and 212-14
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 2006, p. 285
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: the strange and subtle luxury of the Parisian haute-monde in the Art Deco period, New York, 2008, p. 69
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: un décorateur dans le Paris des années 30, Paris, 2009, p. 101

  • 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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Rare ‘Aragon’ low table, with ‘pineapple’ legs

ca. 1934
Carved limed oak.
11 1/8 x 45 1/2 x 21 1/2 in (28.3 x 115.6 x 54.6 cm)
Produced by Chanaux & Co., France. Underside partially marked in pencil ‘JM Frank 15_72’. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $242,500


15 June 2012
New York