Jean-Michel Frank - Design New York Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    École de Puériculture, Paris

  • Literature

    Waldemar George, "Jean Michel Frank," Art et Décoration, no. 3, 1936, p. 95 for a similar example
    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1980, pp. 111, 115 for similar examples
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: The Strange and Subtle Luxury of the Parisian Haute-Monde in the Art Deco Period, New York, 2012, pp. 51, 87, 105, 107 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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Pair of occasional tables, from the École de Puériculture, Paris

Limed oak, limed oak-veneered wood.
Each: 27 3/4 x 27 5/8 x 27 5/8 in. (70.5 x 70.2 x 70.2 cm)
Produced by Chanaux & Company, Paris, France. One table impressed 310 at edge and B 11611 CHANAUX & Co at underside, the other table impressed 224 at edge and 15B, 5, and CHANAUX & Co at underside. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $93,750

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New York Auction 12 December 2017