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    Sale 2105

    European Furniture, Works of Art, and Tapestries: Including Jansen: The Past Reimagined

    7 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 127

    A CREAM-PAINTED, EBONIZED AND PARCEL-GILT SIDE TABLE

    STAMPED 'JANSEN', 20TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    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.

    Provenance

    J. Abbott, Jansen Furniture, New York, 2007, p. 201.


    Literature

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE: James A. Abbott, Jansen Furniture, New York, 2007, p. 201.