Posts Tagged ‘History’

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

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.

1970′s John Dickinson African Side Table

Only a few names from the furniture and interior-design world cross over from collectors to popular culture. Charles and Ray Eames, Marcel Breuer, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi… and recently John Dickinson. Dickinson, who died in 1982, was one of the 20th century’s most whimsical designers.

Born in Berkeley Calif., and trained at Parsons School of Design in New York, Dickinson returned to San Francisco to establish his design practice in 1956. Dickinson’s decorating was equally tailored. He was a modernist who acknowledged Jean-Michel Frank and Robsjohn-Gibbings as influences.

Each piece of furniture was meant to sit in its own space. Once he carpeted a coffee table, so it matched the rug underneath it.

An elegant, intelligent man, Dickinson became the darling of San Francisco society in the 1960′s Dickinson created a total look. ”What I do is always mine,” he said. ”I think this idea that everyone pays lip service to — that a room should reflect the client more than the decorator — is utter nonsense. My rooms always end up looking like me.’

African Side  Table - 1970′s cast concrete, steel side table. Condition: *several hairline cracks in legs as pictured, dried glue to top (removable). Measurements: height: 21 in./diameter: 16 in.

Price: $19,000

Photography provided by Sultana



600 California Avenue, #111, Treasure Island
Treasure Island, CA, 94130
Phone: 415-902-9040

Pair of 18th c. Stone French Cheminees

Pair of 18th century stone Cheminees from a Mas (Farm) Outside of the Provencal Village of Rochefort du Gard, close to the Town of Avignon.

Rochefort du Gard is “A charming village clinging to the side of a hill, Rochefort is – like Saze, its immediate neighbour – a very active village which organises a great many sporting and cultural events. From the parvise of Le Castelas, the village’s twelfth century Romanesque church. A superb vista is from the site of the Sanctuary of Notre-Dame de Grâce, set on a hill outside the village. Built in the eighth century and extended during the seventeenth century, this sanctuary was inhabited by Benedictine monks until the French Revolution. It is a magical venue for groups or individuals interested in a religious retreat. The parish church of Saint-Bardulphe, the former chapel, now hosts the town hall & the stone wash house.”

Excellent condition. Shows markings consistent with material and age. Measurements: height: 10 ft. 2 in./depth: 43 in.width/length: 9 ft. 4 in.

Photography provided by Chateau Domingue

Chateau Domingue
3615 West Alabama St.
Houston, TX, 77027
Phone: 713-961-3444

End Tables by Michael Taylor

A pair of 1960s End Tables by Michael Taylor for Baker Furniture Company

“Michael Taylor made decorating history. Whatever he did or didn’t do made news. He changed the way we live. Opened it all up. Aired it out. Declined reverence. Scorned pretense. He gave himself to design with intensity and passion.”

Paige Rense, Former Editor-in-Chief Architectural Digest

315 Spring St
New York, NY, 10013