JEAN-MICHEL FRANK | PAIR OF "CROISILLON" TABLE LAMPS
Property of a Distinguished Family Collection, New York and Palm Beach
PAIR OF "CROISILLON" TABLE LAMPS
produced by Comté, Buenos Aires, Argentina
painted bronze, fabric shades
21⅛ in. (53.8 cm) high each including shades
Overall in very good condition. The bronze presents with surface irregularities inherent to production. The lamps were likely repainted at some point in the history of the pieces and present with occasional areas of paint loss and discoloration, not visually detractive. The red primer under the paint is partially visible on occasion but not visually detractive. The shades have been sensitively replaced and are in excellent condition. A very chic model by Jean-Michel Frank. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Private Collection, Buenos Aires, acquired directly from Comte, circa 1940s
Thence by descent to the present owner
Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, pp. 116, 122 and 245
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank, L'étrange luxe du rien, Paris, 2006, pp. 92, 139, 199 and 271
Jean-Michel Frank, exh. cat., Galerie Vallois, Paris, 2006, n.p.
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: Un Décorateur dans le Paris des Années 30, Paris 2009, pp. 82 (for a related model in terracotta) and 87
This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.