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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 149

    A PAIR OF FRENCH CREAM-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT X-FRAME STOOLS

    ATTRIBUTED TO MAISON JANSEN, 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Provenance

    [by repute] The Duke and Duchess of Windsor.


    Literature

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    J. A. Abbott, Jansen Furniture, New York, 2007, p. 132.