This beautiful french mid-century modern brass and lacquered bureau by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen is stunning. The top is lacquered in rich blue and gold and sits atop a wonderful brass structure taking design references from the arts and craft movement.
Dimensions: L 43.75" x W 18" x H 33.5"
Throughout Maison Jansen's history, it employed a traditional style drawing upon European design, but influence of contemporary trends including the Vienna Secession, Modernism, and Art Deco has also appeared in Jansen interiors and in much of the custom furniture the firm produced between 1920 and 1950.
Under Boudin's leadership, Maison Jansen provided services to the royal families of Belgium, Iran, and Sebia; Elsie de Wolfe, and Lady Olive Baillie's Leeds Castle in Kent, England. The firm's most published work was a project by Boudin and Paul Manno, the head of Jansen's New York office, for the U.S. White House during the administration of John F. Kennedy. At the same time, Jansen completed the interior of the motor yacht Chambel IV, now renamed Northwind II. Northwind II is one of the few remaining complete Jansen commissions.