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    Sale 1940

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 416

    A LOUIS XV STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY BED

    BY ZWIENER JANSEN SUCCESSEUR, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LOUIS XV STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY BED
    BY ZWIENER JANSEN SUCCESSEUR, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The cartouche-shaped headboard surmounted by an acanthus spray, above a central panel inlaid with loose floral bouquets within an ormolu encadrement, the footboard similarly decorated, the angles headed by scantily-clad espagnolettes, the serpentine rails each centred by an urn, on tapering legs with paw-cast sabots, the mounts variously signed ZJ and ZN
    64¾ in. (164.5 cm.) high; 61¾ in. (157 cm.) wide; 84¼ in. (214 cm.) long


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    Jean-Henri Jansen (1854-1928) founded the famous interior-decorating firm of Maison Jansen in 1880. Manufacturing revival and nouveau furniture he became Fournisseur de la Cour d'Espagne and was awarded a silver medal at both the 1883 Amsterdam Exhibition and the Paris 1889 Exposition Universelle.

    The firm relocated to 9, rue Royale, Paris, in 1885 around which time it incorporated the established firm of renowned ébéniste Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener, renaming it Zwiener Jansen Successeur and adopting the practice of stamping pieces, as seen on this lot, ZJ.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION