Pair of Jansen Stamped Louis XVI Style Arm or Bergere Chairs
A pair of Maison Jansen stamped Louis XVI style armchairs with new green upholstery. Wonderfully distressed. This fine pair of light green paint decorated bergere chairs are in their original painted finish. Having squared backed and stuffed seats this pair are very comfortable and depict the Hollywood Regency era at its finest point.
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.
Materials and Techniques: Wood
Height: 41.5 in. (105.41 cm)
Width: 26 in. (66.04 cm)
Depth: 21.5 in. (54.61 cm)
Seat Height: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)
Date of Manufacture: 1940s
Creator: Maison Jansen (Designer)
Place of Origin: France