Posts Tagged ‘19th Century’

Pair of Double Level End Tables by Maison Jansen

Circa 1950 Elegant Pair of Double Level Mirrored End Tables / Side Tables in Solid Brass by Maison Jansen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maison Jansen (House of Jansen) was a Paris-based interior decoration office founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen and continuing in practice until 1989. Jansen is considered the first truly global design firm, serving clients in Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East by 1900.

Maison Jansen provided services to the royal families of Belgium, Iran, and Serbia; Elsie de Wolfe, the German Reichsbank during the period of National Socialism; and Lady Olive Baillie’s Leeds Castle in Kent, England.
The firm’s most published work was for the U.S. White House during the administration of John F. Kennedy.

The tables are of the highest design and manufacturing quality and feature an incised gallery, fluted legs and finial feet. It is possible to substitute stone or another material for tops, if desired. Sold as a Pair.

Measurements: height: 21 in./depth: 15 in./width/length: 23.5 in. Materials/Techniques: Solid Brass Frames

Photography provided by Thomas Gallery Ltd

Thomas Gallery Ltd
315 E 91st Street
New York, NY, 10128
Phone: 212-688-6100
E-Mail: info@tomthomasgallery.com

Happy 126th Birthday Mies!

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Today would have been Mies van der Rohe’s 126th birthday.

In honor of the Pioneer Architect our friends at Google have commissioned a “Google Doodle” for the occasion.

The Washington Post reports on Google’s tribute and YouTube has a video piece with more details.

American 1940s Martini Glass Trade Sign

Swingin’ 1940′s martini glass trade sign from a cocktail lounge in Denver. What an impact when illuminated!  Great displayed up high or on the floor as a cocktail table. Wonderful original blue paint surface.

“Along with helium, xenon and krypton, neon was first extracted from the air in the late 1890s. Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers discovered a category of gases missing from the periodic table and the Greek names they assigned to these elements paid tribute to their occult source. Helium refers to the sun, in whose chromosphere it was traced; xenon means strange (as in xenophobia, which warns against foreigners); and krypton implies that the gas is cryptic, in need of decoding. Neon simply identifies something new, enigmatic and unclassifiable.” Guardian U.K. 

Price $10,500. Condition Expected patina from use as a trade sign. Very stable and substantial. Has been rewired by an electrician. Two sockets near the base do not work.
Measurements: height: 36 in/depth: 13 Base/width/length: 31 Top

Materials/Techniques: Sheet metal and iron.

Photography
provided by 1stdibs

Location Urban Country
218 Main Street
Venice, CA, 90291
Phone: 310 315 1927
E-Mail: casey@urbancountryantiques.com

 

A Pair of 19th century French Chenets (Andirons).

A Highly Unusual and Unique Pair of 19th c. Brass and Iron Crowing Rooster (“Coqs Saluaient”) Brass and Iron Andirons, also called firedogs, andiers, and chenets.

Most cultures embrace the Rooster as a solar symbol, and a sign of illumination, with the exception of the Nordic and Celtic cultures. Celtic and Norse lore describe the Rooster as a creature of the Underworld. Specifically, the cock served as a messenger of the Underworld, screeching out warnings in danger, and calling out for the souls of the fallen in battle. In Christianity the Rooster is noted for crowing three times after Peter denied Christ. As such, it became a symbol for Christ’s passion. Later, the Rooster would signify the repentance of the saint and religious vigilance as well as resurrection. To this day the Rooster seen on a weathervane is steeped in symbolic meanings that deal with watchful vigilance against evil, as weathervanes are commonly seen atop churches.

Height: 26 1/2″; Width: 9″; Depth: 23 1/2  Materials/Techniques: Brass and iron

C. Mariani Antiques, Restoration & Custom
1301 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103
415.541.7868
E-Mail: bkaplan@cmarianiantiques.com