Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Jansen Furniture

A fantastic catalogue of the furniture favoured by the decorators of Maison Jansen. This is a decorator's dream come true. Though, one can not help but feel that archival records must be lacking as there are noticeable gaps. That said, this is still a vital record. Not only of the legendary firm, but also of the components necessary to a type of decorating that is virtually nonexistent today.

As an added bonus Acanthus Press is offering a 10% percent holiday discount on their titles with a further 10% percent being donated to selected charitable organisations.

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An Aesthete's Lament said...

The only Jansen archives that seem to survive are very sketchy and in private hands. I believe the man who owns the Paul chain of bakeries in Paris picked up much of what remained at a Drouot auction several years ago.

HOBAC said...

Mitchell - Interesting that a firm with such high standards did not archive their work more thoroughly and select a final destination for the records.