Maison Jansen Floor Lamps and Works of Asian Art Shine in Akiba Antiques’ New Beginnings SaleJan 10, 2023 12:00 EST
Akiba Antiques’ upcoming New Beginnings sale will present a range of fine jewelry, decorative Asian antiques, and vintage furniture that recalls an age of elegance and opulence. Among the top lots is a pair of Maison Jansen brass floor lamps designed to resemble a grove of bamboo or palm trees. Jansen was founded at the height of the Beaux-Arts movement in the late 19th century. The brand leaned into a preference for neoclassical lines and patterns, as well as old-fashioned luxury reimagined with modern materials. Jansen’s international reach set it apart for decades, with clients including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The available pair of floor lamps recall that gilded history. Created during the 1970s during Jansen’s twilight years, these lamps use visual symmetry and luxurious sparkle to create visual interest. The auction includes several other notable furniture and decorative art pieces from the ‘70s, including a range of industrial-style tables by Italian designer Angelo Mangiarotti.
Key works of Asian art in the catalog include a white jade, silver, and semi-precious stone mirror from 19th-century China. Mirrors made of bronze have a rich history in Chinese culture, with some examples dating back thousands of years. However, other materials became more popular during the Qing dynasty, including silver and glass. The available mirror uses silver to provide a reflection and an inset white jade plaque to add beauty and elegance. Collectors can also consider sets of Christofle flatware, fine art by Gustavo Novoa, vintage jewelry items, and more. Visit LiveAuctioneers to view the complete catalog and register to bid.
# of Lots:625
Price Range:$200 - $15,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Pair of Maison Jansen Brass Palm Floor Lamps|| Estimate: |
|Gustavo Novoa (Chilean, b. 1941) Acrylic on Screen Panel Painting|| Estimate: |
|(72 Pc) Christofle Talisman Silverplate & Lacquer Flatware Set|| Estimate: |
|Angelo Mangiarotti Inca Series Console Table|| Estimate: |
|Chinese White Jade Silver & Semi-Precious Stone Mirror|| Estimate: |
|Cartier Vintage 14K Yellow Gold Collar Stays|| Estimate: |