Set of Six Mahogany Empire Style Armchairs attrib Jansen

(United States, 20th Century)

Set of Six Mahogany Empire Style Armchairs attrib Jansen

Set of six mahogany Empire style armchairs, attrib to Maison Jansen. The fabulous custom fabric with nailheads is a blue with white background. Can buy a pair at $2800 net. The carved and detailed legs supporting a high back low arm mahogany arm with acanthus carved lower rests. Can buy all four of one pair of chairs. 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 Stéphane Boudin (1995). Mr. Abbott co-wrote with Elaine Rice a further exploration of the Kennedy White House décor, 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.

WIDTH: 24 in | HEIGHT: 38 in | DEPTH: 24 in
SEAT HEIGHT: 20 in

Origin United States
Category Armchairs
Circa1950s
Period 20th Century
Style Empire
ConditionVery good

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