Jean-Michel Frank - Design London Monday, April 28, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Paris

  • Literature

    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, pp. 128, 135
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank : I’éstrange luxe du rien, Paris, 2006, pp. 23, 176, 198, 250, 321, 337 for a work on paper, p. 354

  • 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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Standard lamp

designed 1935
Plaster, brass, paper shade.
180.5 cm (71 1/8 in.) high
Produced by Chanaux & Company, France. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £47,500

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London Auction 29 April 2014 2pm