Jean-Michel Frank, Pair of armchairs
Jean-Michel Frank (1895-1941)
Pair of armchairs
This pair of armchairs embodies perfectly the Jean-Michel Frank’s style. These deep and comfortable armchairs, completly covered with fabric, standing on two front pyramidal feet and two back saber-shaped feet. The cuved back is formed by a generous bulge that extends outwards and continues on the rounded armrests. This model is known since 1925. Jean-Michel Frank designs, at this time, the Charles et Marie-Laure de Noailles hôtel Bischoffsheim in Paris. Masterpieces of Jean-Michel Frank, we can easily unders- tand the attraction for this model which is particularly well-documented. Indeed, after the Noailles’ Parisian appartement, some similar models tooke also place in the Armand Massard’s appartement, avenue Montaigne, circa 1925-26 or at Robert Chevalier house, Epinal, 1927. A certificate from the Jean-Michel Frank Committee comes with these armchairs.
Height 83 cm (32 1/2 in) - Width 108 cm (42 1/2 in) - Depth 98 & 92 cm (38 1/2 & 36 1/4 in)
French private collection
- Jean-Michel Frank, par Pierre-Emannuel Martin-Vivier, éd. Norma, Paris, 2006, p. 101, 112, 122, 250 & 268.
- Jean-Michel Frank, Léopold Diedo Sanchez, éd. du Regard, Paris, 1997, p. 37, 85, 113