Jean-Michel Frank - Design Day Sale London Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Vallois, Paris
    Friedman Vallois, New York, 2006

  • Literature

    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, pp. 161, 205, 211 for similar examples
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: I’éstrange luxe du rien, Paris, 2006, pp. 159, 278 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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'Pagoda' side table

circa 1930
Pearwood, pearwood-veneered wood, leather.
44.5 x 41.3 x 41.5 cm (17 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 16 3/8 in.)
Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

£35,000 - 45,000 Ω

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Design Day Sale

London Auction 28 April 2016