Jean-Michel Frank - Design New York Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval, Paris
    Collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, Paris
    Christie's, Paris, "Collection Yves Saint Laurent et Pierre Bergé," February 23-29, 2009, lot 316

  • Literature

    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, p. 211 for a similar example
    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, pp. 32, 137
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: un décorateur dans le Paris des années 30, Paris, 2009, p. 94 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

circa 1924
Walnut, parchment.
17 3/4 x 24 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (45.2 x 62.8 x 37.5 cm)
Produced by Chanaux & Pelletier, France. Impressed with cp and numbered 6425. Together with a copy of the certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $173,000

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New York 11 June 2013 11am