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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 164

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONIZED AND PARCEL-GILT SIDE CABINETS

    EACH STAMPED 'JANSEN', 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED EBONIZED AND PARCEL-GILT SIDE CABINETS
    EACH STAMPED 'JANSEN', 20TH CENTURY
    Of Louis XV style, with foliate-form mounts, raised on short cabriole legs, each stamped three times, the mounts possibly later
    36 in. (92 cm.) high, 48½ in. (143 cm.) wide, 15½ in. (39 cm.) deep (2)


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    As was so often the case with the Maison Jansen, while 18th century period furniture served as their inspiration, they often adapted these pieces to suit mid-20th century tastes.

    These commodes, with their clustered rocaille-inspired carvings in the center and corners, all on a black ground, were very likely inspired by the pair of Louis XV period corner cabinets attributed to Jean-David Fortunios and installed in the foyer of Pierre Delbée's iconic Paris apartment. They were sold, Christie's Monaco, 10 and 11 December 1999, lot 503.