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Maison Jansen Pair of Red Velvet & Gold Leaf Leg Chairs

MAISON JANSEN 1940s pair of red velvet and gold leaf leg chairs

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.

These fantastic chairs are in excellent condition, are newly reupholstered in red velvet and newly regilded legs

Materials/Techniques: red velvet and gold leaf leg

Photography provided by Galerie Andre Hayat
Galerie Andre Hayat
23 Rue de Lille
Paris, ile de France, 75007
Phone: 336 12863389





The Ultimate Desktop Accessory

March 2, 2012  |  Product: My Daily Obsession  |  , ,  |  No Comments  |  Share

A rare and stylish leather and silver-plated desk compendium, or ‘Weather Station’ by Paul Dupré-Lafon (1900 – 1971) for Hermès, the stepped base section covered in hand stitched leather, the compendium fitted with clock, compass, barometer and calendar. Marked HERMES PARIS, French.

Designer Notes: Paul Dupré-Lafon (1900 – 1971). Interior architect and furniture designer who from 1929 through the end of the 1950′s collaborated with the leather good purveyor Hermès to produce a wide range of items for the office and home, all embellished with leather supplied by Hermès.

Dupré -Lafon had a keen affinity for both practicality and luxury – his furniture is modern and functional yet at the same time sleek an luxurious, it is crafted from the finest materials and woods in lieu of extraneous ornamentation, and it is often grand in scale and geometric in form. Each piece from his limited repertoire was uniquely created for special orders. He worked independently for a small group of patrons and rarely participated in the salons or exhibitions.

Measurements height: 5.12 in. depth: 5.91 in. width/length: 5.91 in. Desk compendium silver-plated, the base is hand stitched leather. Creator: Hermès
Photography provided by Pullman Gallery
Pullman Gallery 14 King Street, St. James’s London, UK, SW1Y 6QU