Jean-Michel Frank - Design Masters New York Monday, December 10, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Camard, Paris, 'Arts décoratifs du XXe siècle', June 17, 2003, lot 160

  • Literature

    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, pp. 128, 204, 255 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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Side table with drawer

Parchment-covered wood.
16 5/8 x 21 5/8 x 15 3/4 in (42.3 x 54.8 x 39.9 cm)
Manufactured by Chanaux & Pelletier, France. Underside impressed with ‘6577’ and manufacturer’s ‘cp’ mark. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $38,750

Design Masters

11 December 2012
New York