Hollywood Regency Maison Jansen fine églomisé double drawer etched mirror and silver leaf vanity desk or console table. Photographs do not do this one of a kind item any justice at all. This spectacular Maison Jansen églomisé Vanity is simply the finest shining example of this highly sought after designers work. Leaving no corner undone this all-over etched glass églomisé desk or console has two mirrored drawers making it not only beautiful but functional as well. Each interior, exterior, drawer sides, feet, legs, and top part has all been decorated to add a luster making this not only a sofa table / console but a conversation piece as well.
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.