Midcentury French Brass Swan Magazine Rack from Maison Jansen
This whimsical brass swan magazine holder was created by Maison Jansen. The piece stands on carved swan feet and features a detailed swan head and body with copious space for magazines or newspapers. Hand carved in France, the stand is in excellent condition with a rich patinated brass finish. Maison Jansen is a Paris-based interior decoration office founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen. Jansen is considered the first truly global design firm, serving clients in Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East. Renowned for lavish, gilt-encrusted furniture that harks back to early French design and sleek, metallic-forward pieces that capitalize on Regency-era trends, Maison Jansen created some of the world’s most coveted furniture. At its height, Maison Jansen was also an international interior design powerhouse that employed dozens of designers. Yet it all began humbly enough with one man: Jean-Henri Jansen. Jean-Henri was in his twenties when he founded House of Jansen; while mystery shrouds much of Jansen’s early life, it’s known that he was incredibly well-connected and was trained under several prestigious apprenticeships. Without question, Jansen was also ambitious and tremendously talented. Measures: 23″ W x 15″ D x 16″ H.
|23" W x 15" D x 16" H