Jean-Michel Frank - Design New York Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Huici family
    Thence by descent to Gustavo Huici
    Leclere, Marseille, "Villa Noailles, Art Nouveau et Art Déco," November 5, 2014, lot 82
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Mo Teitelbaum, The Stylemakers: Minimalism and Classic Modernism 1915-1945, London, 2010, pp. 212, 243

  • 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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Pair of table lamps

circa 1940
Painted metal, painted brass, paper shade.
Each: 23 3/8 in. (59.4 cm) high, 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm) diameter including shade
Produced by Comte, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $47,500

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New York Auction 6 June 2017