108 Fulham Road, Chelsea London SW3 6HS England 4402072251414
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$ 59,975

1930's desk by Jean-Michel Frank

Documentation Certificate of Authenticity
Origin Argentina
Period 1920-1949
Materials leather, brazilian oak, brass, iron
W. 45.28 in; H. 29.92 in; D. 19.69 in;
W. 115 cm; H. 76 cm; D. 50 cm;
Condition Good. exceptional quality
Creation Date 1930's
Description A desk of exceptional quality, demonstrating exactly the designer's mastery of perfectly balanced minimalist lines, with their tapered legs and precise detailing. Iron legs support the black/grey leather top with two cerejeira (Brazilian oak) drawers with signature brass ring handles. JMF's design has been much imitated, however nothing compares to the quality and feel of the real thing.

Executed by Comte in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Comte was founded in the 1930s by Jean-Michel Frank in collaboration with Argentinean architects to produce his exacting designs.

Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

Working in Paris, New York and Argentina, Jean-Michel Frank designed subtle, exquisitely proportioned furniture and lighting for sophisticated interiors. His elite roster of patrons included the vicomte Charles de Noailles, the businessman and politician Nelson A. Rockefeller, the couturier Elsa Schiaparelli and the perfumer Guerlain, among many others. Against the backdrop of the interwar period, Frank designed calm, subdued interiors that offered refuge from the chaotic world. His furniture, which was often clad in vellum, bleached leather or shagreen, featured clean lines and served to complement the art collections of his clients, which included works by Picasso, Léger and Matisse.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Modern
Dealer Reference Number FT1113
Incollect Reference Number 378981
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