Pair of Maison Jansen Mirrored Back Consoles(79 views)
Description: ?A fine pair of ebonized Maison Jansen Mirrored Back Consoles. Each tapering leg having bronze mounts leading to a serpentine front and side console with a white marble top. The tops having been previously supported with a later central support. This piece is accompanied by a letter of Authentication from James Archer Abbott, Author of ?Designing Camelot: the Kennedy White House Restoration? as well as both Jansen Furniture Books. James Archer Abbott serves as Director and Curator of Johns Hopkins University?s Evergreen Museum & Library ? one of two museums owned and operated by the university. Mr. Abbott?s publications include the following exhibition catalogs: Visions of Washington Irving: Selections from the Collections of Historic Hudson Valley (co-author, 1991)|| Classical to 19th-Century America: The Influence of Berry Tracy on the Historical Interior (1994)|| and A Frenchman in Camelot: The Decoration of the Kennedy White House by St?phane Boudin (1995). Mr. Abbott co-wrote with Elaine Rice a further exploration of the Kennedy White House d?cor, entitled Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration, which was published by Van Nostrand Reinhold in 1998. In 2006, he completed a well-received history of the international design firm Jansen (1880-1989), entitled ??JANSEN,?? and published by Acanthus Press, LLC. This was followed by a companion volume, ??JANSEN Furniture,?? published in spring 2007. ?
Condition Report: Good. Consistent
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Dimensions: Height: 36 inches Width: 39 inches Depth: 19 inches
Artist or Maker: Maison Jansen
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