REF NO : B77411

Zwiener Jansen Successeur

‘The Four Seasons Cabinet’ – A Large and Important Parquetry Side Cabinet

France, Circa 1900

£110,000

The Four Seasons Cabinet - A Large and Important Gilt-Bronze Mounted Parquetry Side Cabinet by Zwiener Jansen Successeur. This magnificent cabinet is...

Dimensions

Height: 118 cm (47 in)
Width: 193 cm (76 in)
Depth: 66 cm (26 in)
Weight: 215 kg
REF NO : B77411

Description

The Four Seasons Cabinet – A Large and Important Gilt-Bronze Mounted Parquetry Side Cabinet by Zwiener Jansen Successeur.

This magnificent cabinet is titled ‘The Four Seasons Cabinet’ with reference to the four gilt-bronze sculptural terms which each represent a different season. Palatial of scale this imposing side-cabinet is surmounted by its original white-marble top. The gilt-bronze frieze moulding is cast in a guilloche pattern and finished in burnished gilding. The pair of cupboard doors of bois satiné veneer have trellis parquetry with gilt-bronze studs. The interior has an adjustable shelf. The sides have open shelves and back panels with trellis parquetry. Raised on lion paw and ball feet.

The reverse of the the gilt-bronze mountings variously stamped ‘ZJ’ for Zwiener Jansen Successeur.

 

 

Date

Circa 1900

Origin

France

Medium

Parquetry and Gilt-Bronze

Signature

The reverse of the the gilt-bronze mounts variously stamped 'ZJ' for Zwiener Jansen Successeur.

Zwiener Jansen Successeur

Zwiener Jansen Successeur was part of the celebrated firm of Maison Jansen.

Founded in Paris in 1880 by Jean-Henri Jansen (1854-1929) Maison Jansen was the first truly global interior design house.

Around 1895-1900 Jansen bought some of the master models of the celebrated furniture maker Emmanuel Zwiener, who had left Paris to return to Germany, and renamed the business ‘Zwiener Jansen Successeur’.

Jansen continued to faithfully produce Zwiener’s creations, using the original models and lavishing the utmost care on these meubles de luxe.

Bibliography:
Mestdagh, Camille & Lécoules, Pierre. L’Ameublement d’Art Français, 1850-1900′, Les Editions de L’Amateur, (Paris), 2010; pp. 301-309.

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