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Pair of 1940 painted iron tripod table lamps by Jean-Michel Frank

Pair of 1940 painted iron tripod table lamps by Jean-Michel Frank

  • LT1199
  • 37cm high x 28cm wide x 28cm deep

These exceptional table lamps demonstrate Jean-Michel Franks mastery of perfectly balanced minimalist lines, with their tapered legs, exquisite texture and precise detailing. Executed by Comte in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Comte was founded in the 1930s by Jean-Michel Frank in collaboration with leading Argentinean architects to produce his exacting designs. JMF's design has been much imitated, however nothing compares to the quality and feel of the real thing.

Made for the exceptional hotel of Mercedes Saavedra Zelaya, one of the most distinguished families of Argentina. The decoration orders for the Hotel Horizonte, in Mar del Plata, were received by Comte during Jean-Michel stay in Argentina. Many of the decorative items from lamps to beds and tables were iconic models of Frank, made by Comte in 1940-41.

Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank, Paris

Jean-Michel Frank. 1895-1941

Working in Paris, New York and Argentina, Jean-Michel Frank designed subtle, exquisitely proportioned furniture and lighting for sophisticated interiors. His elite roster of patrons included the vicomte Charles de Noailles, the businessman and politician Nelson A. Rockefeller, the couturier Elsa Schiaparelli and the perfumer Guerlain, among many others. Against the backdrop of the interwar period, Frank designed calm, subdued interiors that offered refuge from the chaotic world. His furniture, which was often clad in vellum, bleached leather or shagreen, featured clean lines and served to complement the art collections of his clients, which included works by Picasso, Léger and Matisse.

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Pair of 1940 painted iron tripod table lamps by Jean-Michel Frank

CODE: LT1199