7 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 15,000
A PAIR OF FRENCH CREAM-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT X-FRAME STOOLS
ATTRIBUTED TO MAISON JANSEN, 20TH CENTURY
Of Louis XVI style, with a pale green suede loose seat cushion with red tassles to the corners, the painted decoration refreshed and the caning possibly later (2)
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An identical x-frame stool, in an image from the archives of James A. Abbott, is reproduced in his Jansen Furniture. And while the Windsor provenance is by repute only, the richly detailed carving and high-style neoclassical design would have appealed to the taste of the Duke and Duchess and was evident throughout their houses in Paris and Antibes.
[by repute] The Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
J. A. Abbott, Jansen Furniture, New York, 2007, p. 132.