This magnificent JANSEN buffet bar creates a grand style statement with a touch of the unexpected, and you will love the sophistication it adds to your home décor. Black lacquered with gold detail console table with center marble top and open woodwork side doors with shelving. For more info about the House of Jansen see below.
Measures approx. 72" W x 17 12" D x 36 1/4" H. Very solid and heavy piece.
Express a distinct style and taste with this fabulous piece that is in a class of its own. Adding exclusivity to your décor, this impressive buffet offers an elegant and stylish look wherever placed. It is unique in its structural integrity and its perfect functionality, exhibiting the blending of creative style balanced with careful proportion and scale. Its definition, structure and overall finish exemplify exclusive craftsmanship not often encountered, and it possesses all the impact and majesty you would hope for from the finest examples money can buy.
This stunning, investment quality piece is very decorative but spacious enough to be useful, with storage galore for anything you may need. It is meant to function within the realities of day-to-day living while allowing you to create a space that best amplifies your personal style. Fashioned to reflect historic architecture with the fresh simplicity of the modern age, this refined yet slightly extravagant buffet is likely to act as a timeless treasure of household elegance.
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A trend that is quickly becoming popular today is home entertaining, and more and more people are coming up with ideas on simple, convenient, and sophisticated ways to entertain guests. Having a wine and spirits bar in a den or living room is now becoming a common application in designing rooms, especially in houses, lofts, and condominiums. The convenience of having everything in one place - from stemware to wine openers and accessories - has been a popular reason for this. There's no need to leave guests in the middle of a conversation to get something that could be easily within reach in the same room!
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MAISON JANSEN (House of Jansen) was a Paris-based interior decoration office founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen and continuing in practice until 1989. Jansen is considered the first truly global design firm, serving clients in Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East by 1900.
From its beginnings, Maison Jansen combined traditional furnishings with influences of new trends including Anglo-Japanese style, the Arts and Crafts movement, and Turkish style. The firm paid great attention to historical research with which it attempted to balance clients' desires for livable, usable, and often dramatic space. Within ten years the firm had become a major purchaser of European antiques, and by 1890 had established an antique gallery as a separate firm that acquired and sold antiques to Jansen's clients and its competitors as well.
In the early 1920s, Jean-Henri Jansen approached Stéphane Boudin, who was then working in the textile trimming business owned by his father Alexandre Boudin and brought him onboard. Accounts of the arrangement vary. Speculation existed that Boudin was able to provide financial solvency to the prominent but capital-poor atelier. Boudin's attention to detail, concern for historical accuracy, and ability to create dramatic and memorable spaces brought increasing new work to the firm. Boudin was made director and presided over an expansion of the firm's offices and income.
Not originally equipped with its own workrooms for producing furniture the firm began by relying on antiques and the furniture contracted to outside cabinetmakers. By the early 1890s, Maison Jansen had established its own manufacturing capacity producing furniture of contemporary design, as well as reproductions, primarily in the Louis XIV, Louis XVI, Directoire, and Empire styles. Throughout the firm's history, it employed a traditional style drawing upon European design, but the 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 Serbia; Elsie de Wolfe, the German Reichsbank during the period of National Socialism; 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.
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Offered in very good vintage condition; minor signs of use consistent with the normal, residential employment it has seen. The pictures are of the actual item you are purchasing, so please look at them closely to confirm its condition and outstanding appearance, as they are part of the description.
Comes from a clean, non-smoking, pet-free home.
This is a great opportunity to purchase this wonderful piece at a fraction of its original cost, and we have no doubt it will serve and delight its new owner for many years to come.