Jean-Michel Frank, ‘Pair of table lamps’, ca. 1940, Phillips

Each: 23 3/8 in. (59.4 cm) high, 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm) diameter including shade

Produced by Comte, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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

Mo Teitelbaum, The Stylemakers: Minimalism and Classic Modernism 1915-1945, London, 2010, pp. 212, 243

Huici family
Thence by descent to Gustavo Huici
Leclere, Marseille, "Villa Noailles, Art Nouveau et Art Déco," November 5, 2014, lot 82
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Jean-Michel Frank

French interior designer Jean-Michel Frank championed minimal interiors through the mixing of styles and cultures. According to Frank, “the noble frames that came to us from the past can receive today’s creations.” The severity of modern design was lessened by Frank’s all-encompassing approach that gladly mixed styles, cultures, and materials to create multi-dimensional surfaces and compositions. Frank’s playful combination of spare and rectilinear details, inspired by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, and sumptuous materials such as shagreen, mica, and straw marquetry helped soften the oftentimes austere interiors pioneered during the period in France and abroad.

French, 1895-1941

Fair History on Artsy

2015
Gallery BAC at Collective Design
2015
Galerie Marcilhac at Brussels Antiques and Fine Art Fair 2015
2014
Galerie Marcilhac at Biennale des Antiquaires 2014