Jean-Michel Frank - Design New York Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Buenos Aires, acquired from Casa Comte, circa 1938
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Literature

    Roger Lannes, “Exégèse poétique de Jean-Michel Frank,” Art et Décoration, no. 1, January 1939, p. 12 for a similar example
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: l’étrange luxe du rien, Paris, 2006, pp. 28, 68, 131, 149, 162, 216, 293 for similar examples
    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 2017, pp. 28, 75, 180, 205, 249 for similar examples

  • 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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Property from a Private Collection, Argentina


Pair of guéridons

circa 1938
Each: 28 3/8 (72.1 cm) high, 15 5/8 in. (39.7 cm) diameter
Produced by Comte, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $22,500

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New York Auction 6 June 2019