AN EXTENSION DINING TABLE, JEAN-MICHEL FRANK 1939 | Three-Pedestal Extension Dining Table
20,000 - 30,000 USD
- Jean-Michel Frank
- height 29 in.; length 141 5/8 in.; width 53 in.; 73.7 cm; 359.7 cm; 134.6 cm (fully extended as shown)
designed by Jean-Michel Frank for the Rockefeller 810 Fifth Avenue apartment and executed by Schmieg & Kotzian, New York, oval table top suspended by three pedestals executed in oak veneer. Together with three extension leaves.
The present table was originally designed by Jean-Michel Frank for the Rockefeller dining room at 810 Fifth Avenue. As with the other furnishings he designed for the Rockefeller interior, the table was executed by Frank's workshop in Paris and sent by steamship to New York. When it arrived damaged, Rockefeller wrote to Frank with the unfortunate news and had the table remade to Frank's precise specifications by Schmieg & Kotzian in New York. Frank approved of and was satisfied with the result, offered here, which he was aware of through his friend, fashion designer Elsa Schiapparelli, who had visited the Rockefeller's completed interior and praised Frank's exceptional work.