I love the neoclassical design of these tables and their elegant and glamorous use of gold gilding and cream colored leather. I have never seen a pair of Jansen tables like these on the market so when they came up for auction, I had to have them.
Founded in 1880, Maison Jansen was one of the most influential design firms of the 20th Century and was a Paris-based interior design firm that provided fabulous interiors, furniture, lighting and accessories for over a Century. Maison Jansen was the first International design firm, serving clients in Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Middle East by 1900. By the 1920s, Maison Jansen had offices around the world including, London, New York, Buenos Aires, Havana, Cairo, Prague, Rome, and Rio de Janeiro. The house’s most published work was a project by Stéphane Boudin and Paul Manno for the White House during the Kennedy administration. Maison Jansen clients include William III of the Netherlands, Alfonso XII of Spain, the Duke & Duchess of Windsor, King Leopold II of Belgium, the Shah of Iran, Leed’s Castle, the Rockefellers, Coco Chanel, Elsie de Wolfe and the Kennedys, among many others. If it’s a favorite of Chanel and Jackie Kennedy-It’s a favorite of mine!
PRICE: 2250 GBP ( a steal for extremely rare Jansen tables!)
Creation Date: c. 1950-1960
Materials: Brass, leather, nickel
Condition: Very Good with typical vintage wear to legs and leather
Height: 15 3/4 in.
Creator: Maison Jansen (Designer)
Length: 22.05 in. (56 cm)
Depth: 15 3/4 in.