7 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 20,000
A CREAM-PAINTED, EBONIZED AND PARCEL-GILT SIDE TABLE
STAMPED 'JANSEN', 20TH CENTURY
Of Swedish neoclassical style, with a black granite top and base, the granite top and granite platform base possibly later
35¼ in. (93 cm.) high, 63 in. (160 cm.) wide, 19½ in. (49.5 cm.) deep
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This classic Swedish design -- the prototypes mostly date from c. 1800 -- shows the range of Jansen models that spread far beyond 18th century French furniture. An identical console table, although with either a verde antico or faux-marble top and base, is reproduced in James Abbott's Jansen Furniture, and was evidently part of Maison Jansen's 57th Street offerings as the image is inscribed '...JANSEN INC. 1 EAST 57th STREET NEW YORK 22, NY...'. Clearly a popular design, it was in production from the 1930's until the 1960's.
J. Abbott, Jansen Furniture, New York, 2007, p. 201.
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: James A. Abbott, Jansen Furniture, New York, 2007, p. 201.