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The table is made by Bagues in Paris, 1940s or 50s, and came from a Jansen decorated apartment in New York.
A nice blog on the history of Maison Jansen. The image is a front hall in Havana.
The famous 1962 television tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy as our docent. (Hulu isn't available on handheld devices)
This painted commode fetched $20,000 at a December, 2013 auction. Stair provides a nice essay on the firm and the piece.
The White House Museum website has a good selection of before and after pics of the Kennedy renovations.
Mitchell Owens writes for Architectural Digest about the restoration of a 1960's yacht designed by Maison Jansen. Meticulously restored - down to reproducing the wacky wallpaper. Check out the slideshow.
The book on Jansen by James Archer Abbott (our new friend) and our old friend Mitchell Owens. We gave a copy to the Museum of Decorative Arts in Havana, located in a house done by Jansen. The book drove the museum's programming for two years! This link is to coverage of a book party by New York Social Diary - very Jansen.
The museum of decorative arts in Havana, Cuba, in the former home of the Countess of Revilla de Camargo. Maison Jansen had a satellite office in Havana.
Maison Gerard is one of New York's original dealers specializing in French Art Deco and 20th century design. The first and still the best.
Jansen Furniture came in handy in Havana at the USA residence - the butler located a stamped Jansen chair in a guest room based on the book's description. Out of print, but you can learn more about it at One Kings Lane.
Jansen furniture is wildly popular - classic but modern. There were about a million stamps and signatures - the furniture was manufactured locally in Cuba or Argentina or the USA - and in France.
The Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France was founded in 1889 by designers (incl. Maison Jansen) as a repository and reference of design. The museums the newly renovated galleries are a treat.
Tony Victoria and his son Freddy, have great antiques and are masters at bespoke furniture and decorations, with an archive of over 1,200 designs, including a few Jansen pieces.
James Sansum has a broad inventory - and very good taste. Good combo...