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Maison Jansen

French

The Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen (1854–1928) was only in his mid-20s when he set up his Parisian design business in 1880. By the time he died, Maison Jansen had become the world’s first international decorating firm. Today, it is still regarded as one of the most notable firms and period furniture manufacturers in history, with its vintage floor lamps, tables, dressers and other furnishings remaining in demand.

Maison Jansen initially came to international prominence in 1883 when the young Jean-Henri Jansen traveled to Amsterdam to participate in the International Colonial Exposition, an event that featured presentations by 28 different nations and was attended by over a million visitors. There he exhibited as part of the French pavilion and won the silver medal. This led to two prominent new clients: King William III of the Netherlands and King Alfonso XII of Spain. Next was King Leopold II of Belgium for the interiors of the Château du Laeken, as well as commissions for Egypt’s King Farouk and Great Britain’s King Edward VII. Thanks to his participation in global expositions and fairs, Jansen expanded the renown of the firm so that its studios would reign in such major cities as London, New York, Buenos Aires, Cairo and many more.

Jansen was not only sought after for his taste but also for his custom period-inspired pieces. For example, in the Count and Countess de Revilla de Camargo’s Havana mansion, Jansen designed Louis XV–style furniture crafted from Cuban mahogany, enhancing Maison Jansen’s reputation as an expert maker. His custom furniture business was so successful that by 1900 he had opened his own atelier and employed around 700 artisans. In the 1960s, the firm, then led by Stéphane Boudin, worked with Jacqueline Kennedy on the refurbishment of rooms in the White House, including such spaces as the Queens’ Sitting Room, which featured bright blue fabric and neoclassical details.

Maison Jansen continued to produce furniture designs through the 20th century, responding to shifting tastes from Art Nouveau to Modern Regency. The atelier and studio officially closed its doors in 1989.

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Average Sold Price
$3,970
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Oval Brass Bar Cart with Removable Top Tray and Bottles Holder by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Baroeul, FR
This oval bar cart is made of brass. It has a removable top tray and bottles holder on bottom tray. This is a French work by Maison Jansen. Circa 1940.
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1940s French Neoclassical Vintage Maison Jansen

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Brass

Maison Jansen Louis XVI Style Double Sided Bookcase in Mahogany, Brass & Marble
By Maison Jansen
Located in West Sussex, GB
A Louis XVI style double sided mahogany and brass inlay bookcase by Maison Jansen,early 20th century. Shaped grey variegated marble top with pierced brass gallery, above opposing set...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Maison Jansen

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Marble, Brass

Vintage Golden Trolley for Maison Jansen, 1960s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Brass serving trolley/tea trolley vintage with three layers. Nice elongated shape with a brass frame and glass plates. The top and bottom trays are removable and can also be used ...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maison Jansen

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Brass

  • Vintage Golden Trolley for Maison Jansen, 1960s
  • Vintage Golden Trolley for Maison Jansen, 1960s
  • Vintage Golden Trolley for Maison Jansen, 1960s
  • Vintage Golden Trolley for Maison Jansen, 1960s
H 28.35 in. W 16.93 in. D 11.82 in.
Vintage Palm Tree Floor Lamp Designed by Maison Jansen, Italy, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage palm trees floor lamp is a vintage original design lamp realized by Maison Jansen in the 1970s. Brass structure (tree and leaves), bakelite and brass socket (11.81x11.81x1...
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1970s French Vintage Maison Jansen

Materials

Brass

1970 Console Magazine Holder House Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
The support of the console is entirely in gilded brass, it is decorated with 4 rings distributed on the 2 upper faces and decorated with 2 heads of Lions on the two lateral faces in ...
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1970s French Vintage Maison Jansen

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Brass

  • 1970 Console Magazine Holder House Jansen
  • 1970 Console Magazine Holder House Jansen
  • 1970 Console Magazine Holder House Jansen
  • 1970 Console Magazine Holder House Jansen
H 24.41 in. W 31.5 in. D 10.63 in.
Vintage burshed steel Bar with Stools by Maison Jansen, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Hollywood regency 3-module bar counter made from chrome and brushed steel panels with three matching bar stools. This high quality bar is a real eye catcher and has a very luxurious...
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1970s French Hollywood Regency Vintage Maison Jansen

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Steel, Chrome

Mid-Century Modern Jansen Brass Swan Magazine Rack
By Maison Jansen
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Mid-Century Modern Jansen brass magazine rack in the graceful form of a swan. The sturdy and functional magazine holder is a beautiful addition to any room or decor. Large enough to ...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maison Jansen

Materials

Brass

Pair of Maison Jansen Swing Arm Sconces, 3 pairs Available, Priced by Pair
By Maison Jansen
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of Maison Jansen retractable sconces, US rewired and in working condition Measures: Back plate 2.3/8" diameter Projection max 15", mini 9" 15" W max, 6" W mini. Have a lo...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maison Jansen

Materials

Brass, Bronze

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Maison Jansen furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Maison Jansen furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Maison Jansen collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 725 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Maison Jansen were created in Europe during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Guy Lefevre, Roger Capron and Jacques Adnet. Maison Jansen furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $598 and tops out at $60,130, while pieces like these can sell for $4,813.

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