• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 66

    A SET OF FORTY GREEN-PAINTED FOLDING X FRAME CHAIRS

    CIRCA 1970, BY MAISON JANSEN

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF FORTY GREEN-PAINTED FOLDING X FRAME CHAIRS
    CIRCA 1970, BY MAISON JANSEN
    With buttoned back and seat, some stamped to the underside 'March - Madrid', each with a loose storage cover
    36 in. (91.5 cm.) high (40)


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    These chairs seem to match in shape those supplied by Jansen for the wedding of Marita March and Alfonso Fierro Jiménez-Lopera on 27 June 1970. As James Archer Abbott, Maison Jansen, New York, 2006, commented:- 'Jansen draped the rooms and garden walls of Palacio March with seemingly endless swags and jabots of blue silk taffeta. Dinner was served in the villa's courtyard, the stone columns of which were wrapped in ivy vines intermixed with blue hydrangea. Potted artifical trees made of polished steel bore fruit of clear glass globes protecting miniature electric globes. Round tables were covered with blue silk of a lighter hue than used on the walls. Around these tables were placed a Jansen standard - blue velvet upholstered Louis XIV-style curule based chairs, the same chairs used a year later for the Shah of Iran's celebration at Perspolis....The New York Times dubbed the event 'the last great wedding on the Iberian Peninsula'.

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