Jean-Michel Frank - Design London Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private collection, France

  • Literature

    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank, l'étrange luxe du rien, Paris, 2006, p. 75

  • 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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circa 1933
Oak, cane, fabric.
67.4 x 130 x 197 cm (26 1/2 x 51 1/8 x 77 1/2 in.)
Produced by Chanaux & Company, Paris, France. Interior of frame impressed 13829 J.M. FRANK CHANAUX & CO. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

£15,000 - 25,000 Ω

Sold for £52,920

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Antonia King

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London Auction 30 June 2021