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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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Pair of 20th Century Maison Jansen Brass Side Tables
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Pair of 20th century fabulous French Maison Jansen brass and eglomise mirror side/end tables.
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Hollywood Regency Bar Cart Made of Brass and Mahogany by Maison Jansen
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Pair of Silver Gilt Mirrors Manner of Maison Jansen
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Located in Stamford, CT
Pair of beautiful silver gilt mirrors, each has a beveled rectangular glass surmounted in a carved wood frame in silver-gilt finish. Manner of Jansen.
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1960s French Rococo Vintage Maison Jansen

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Set of 6 Maison Jansen Cerused Oak Dining Chairs
By Maison Jansen
Located in Hanover, MA
Gorgeously finished set of 6 dining chairs each stamped "Jansen" in cerused oak with a clear shiny gloss finish and brass embellishments. 4 side chairs & two armchairs. Upholst...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maison Jansen

Maison Jansen Ebonized Pair of Stamped Side Tables, Hollywood Regency, French
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Located in Montreal, Quebec
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Maison Jansen

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Brass Coffee Table by Maison Baguès
By Maison Jansen
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This neoclassical style coffee table is made of brass with black lacquered glass top. This is a French work by Maison Baguès. Circa 1940
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Brass Coffee Table by Maison Baguès
Brass Coffee Table by Maison Baguès
H 17.13 in W 41.34 in D 20.08 in
Pair Maison Jansen Louis XVI Style Marble Top Nightstands
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Dimensions - H: 27.5in W: 16in D: 10.5in This Incredible Pair Maison Jansen Louis XVI Style Marble Top Nightstands are made of the highest quality! If you take a look at the photo...
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20th Century Argentine Louis XVI Maison Jansen

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Maison Jansen Bronze and Marble Coffee Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Miami, FL
Superb coffee table by Maison Jansen…., brass and vert mer marble top. Very high quality made in France in 1950. Totally restored and refinished.  
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1940s European Neoclassical Vintage Maison Jansen

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Maison Jansen furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Maison Jansen furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 705 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 1 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Maison Jansen were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Jacques Adnet, Roger Capron, and Jean Claude Mahey. Prices for Maison Jansen furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $641 and can go as high as $100,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $5,183.

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