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

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  • Provenance

    Collection of Adolphe Chanaux, Paris
    Maunier & Anselme, Toulon, “Vente de Madame Adolphe Chanaux,” December 18, 1989, lot 28
    Private collection, Paris

  • 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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circa 1935
27 1/4 x 51 x 15 3/4 in. (69.2 x 129.5 x 40 cm)
Produced by Chanaux & Company, France. Impressed with J.M. FRANK, CHANAUX & CO., MADE IN FRANCE and numbered 20744. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

$70,000 - 90,000 

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New York 11 June 2013 11am