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  • Provenance

    Hotel Horizonte, Mar del Plata, Argentina

  • Literature

    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, pp. 204, 245
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: I’éstrange luxe du rien, Paris, 2006, p. 319
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: un décorateur dans le Paris des années 30, Paris, 2009, front cover

  • 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 'X' table lamps, from the Hotel Horizonte, Mar del Plata

circa 1940
Oak, tubular brass, brass, fabric shade.
43 cm (16 7/8 in.) high, 25 cm (9 7/8 in.) diameter including shade
Produced by Comte, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £33,750

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Design Day Sale

London Auction 28 April 2016