Antique Louis XVI Style Maison Jansen marble-top sideboard or console table. This large and impressive original paint decorated sideboard or console table is seen in the Maison Jansen archives. The off white cream distressed finish indicative of the Swedish style that has recently become popular. Having fine carvings on the tapering sleek legs supported by the carved undercarriage, the whole having a central carved drawer interlocking with flanking carved side drawers. Decorated with con caved sides flowing onto wonderfully decorative carved back legs which are clearly shown from a front view. It is apparent that no detain was left unattended to in de terminating the quality of crafting this one of a kind sideboard. The marble top of various colors makes a fine statement all on its one. 1EXA.
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 Ste´phane Boudin (1995). Mr. Abbott co-wrote with Elaine Rice a further exploration of the Kennedy White House decor, 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.