Maison Jansen Attibuted Hollywood Regency Style French Table Lamp
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We kindly suggest that you read the entire description, as with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to ensure the authenticity of our objects. Iconic and refined French table lamp; the elegant, hexagonal-section base is made of black lacquered wood and grows in height, at its top is a turned brass support on which rests a flattened sphere at the poles made of enameled metal, above the sphere is another brass support on which is housed the lamp holder. The design of the lamp is sumptuous but very proportionate, with a flashy but elegant decorative effect, right in the "Hollywood Regency" style. The lamp was created in Paris between 1970 and 1975; after carefully examining its manufacture and the materials used, we carried out careful and painstaking research and can attribute it with good certainty to the Maison Jansen, a French company that is an international emblem of luxurious style. In 1880, at the height of the Belle Époque, Jean-Henri Jansen emigrated from Holland to open a furniture store on Rue Royale in Paris. Maison Jansen was a success from the start. The shopkeeper was immediately impressed with his lavish, detailed window displays and unique approach to selling furniture within ten years Maison Jansen was no longer a store but a rapidly expanding design company with a wealthy and loyal clientele, clients he would retain for nearly a century. It was one of the most famous and influential interior decorating houses of the 20th century, frequented by royal families, high society figures, national leaders, and other luminaries of elite society. It was one of the first properly global design firms, one of the most influential voices of the twentieth century, an excellence that helped establish the Jansen style as an undisputed protagonist of design history. The genius of the company lay in its extraordinary ability to retrieve striking forms, colors, and materials from the past. The most sought-after pieces reflected the influence of past design, from the Louis XIV style to the Louis XVI style, from the Directoire era to imperial suggestions. In 1929, upon Jansen's death, the firm continued to expand its presence in the world under the leadership of Stèfan Boudin, Jansen's loyal collaborator; Stéphane Boudin was succeeded, after his death in 1967, by longtime collaborator and colleague Pierre Delbée, whose residence in Paris was world-famous as the pinnacle of Jansen's lush aesthetic, continued to represent the firm in its best designs until 1979, when the firm changed hands. The business did not last long after his departure, and Maison Jansen closed its doors in 1989, more than a century after its founding. Throughout its operation, Maison Jansen had very prestigious clients and commissions: William III of Holland, Alfonso XII of Spain, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the Rockefellers, Elsie de Wolfe, Nancy Astor's granddaughter Nancy Lancaster, American millionaire Henry Channon, the Kennedys and Coco Chanel, the restoration of the White House, including the famous Red Room, during John Kennedy's administration, furnishing of Lady Olive Baillie's Leeds Castle in Kent, England, the interior design of the motor yacht Chambel IV, now renamed Northwind II. The lamp is supplied without a lampshade so that everyone can choose the color in a personal way to match their decor. The photo with the lampshade is just an example. The lamp is in very good condition. The electrical system is working but the wiring is European, voltage compatibility in other states should always be checked by an electrician before use. Measurements diameter cm.22, height cm.36. For all our shipments we use special packing materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the items.
Place of origin:
58H x 23DI
22,83H x 9,06DI
Creator / Artist:
Wood, Metal, Brass
Good; Wear consistent with age and use. The lamp is in very good condition. The electrical system is working but the wiring is European, voltage compatibility in other states should always be checked by an electrician before use.
International - YES
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