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  • Literature

    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, p. 157
    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, p. 158

  • 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, New Jersey

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Folding mirror

1930s
Oak, mirrored glass.
Fully extended: 23 x 41 x 1 in. (58.4 x 104.1 x 2.5 cm)
Produced by Chanaux & Company, Paris, France. Underside impressed CHANAUX & Co. and further impressed 6V thrice. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $6,930

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Design

New York Auction 9 June 2021