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Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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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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Maison Jansen Diminutive Bronze Mounted Writing Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elegant mahogany and bronze mounted writing table by Maison Jansen. Features a diminutive size leather topped case covered with a pane of glass. Crafted in the neoclassical directoir...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

20th Century French Maison Jansen Slate and Chromed Desk
By Maison Jansen
Located in Madrid, ES
A French Maison Jansen desk. A slate rectangular top supported by a pair of chromed steel bases or trestle foots, circa 1970.
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Late 20th Century French Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Slate, Steel

Hollywood Regency Ebony Ladies Desk Louis XV Style Stamped Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
Hollywood Regency ebony ladies desk. Finley crafted Louis XV style stamped Jansen flip front desk having sleek and slender legs supporting a lager center drawer flanked by smaller si...
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Guy Lefebvre Desk for Maison Jansen, France, 1970s
By Guy Lefevre, Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
Guy Lefebvre desk for Maison Jansen, France, 1970s.
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1970s French Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

1960s French Octagonal Leather Table by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in San Francisco, CA
This fine octagonal table by Maison Jansen originates from France in the 1960s and could be used as a dining table or desk. Its off-white leather octagonal tabletop offers ample spac...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Diminutive Leather Top Desk with Pull-Out Sides and Bronze Mounts Stamped Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
An early Louis XVI style leather top desk with pull-out sides and bronze mounts with a single centre drawer stamped Jansen. Pull outs measure 15.5 x 9 inches each.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

French Louis XVI Style Jansen Ebonized Table Desk with Églomisé Top
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style (1940s) ebonized and gilt and bronze trimmed table desk with 3 drawers and an inset églomisé mirrored top with floral decoration (stamped: JANSEN)
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Elegant Black Lacquer Desk with Brass Details by Maison Jansen, France, 1950
By Maison Jansen
Located in Brussels, BE
Black lacquer bureau plat with three drawers, one original key, brass handles and sabots. Black leather top. In the style of Louis XVI by Maison Jansen Paris.
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1950s French Louis XVI Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Unique Red Lacquer and Brass Maison Jansen Dining Table or Desk, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
A rare piece from Maison Jansen, this large dining table was a commission by a private client. With its impeccable design, perfect proportions, and high-end materials like mother of ...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Desk Table Guy Lefevre Maison Jansen Blue Lacquer Steel Leather Top, 1970s
By Maison Jansen, Guy Lefevre
Located in Paris, FR
A rare Maison Jansen blue lacquered desk table designed by Guy Lefevre, it features a simple side black leather top surface and three drawers. Following the glamorous French Mid-cent...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Large Desk Table Guy Lefevre Maison Jansen Black Lacquer Chrome Brass, 1970s
By Maison Jansen, Guy Lefevre
Located in Paris, FR
A unique Maison Jansen black lacquered desk table designed by Guy Lefevre, it features a cognac leather top surface and two drawers. Following the glamorous French Mid-century look o...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Chrome

French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Black Lacquer Desk by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Elegant French midcentury desk or writing table in the modern neoclassical taste by Maison Jansen with a black lacquer base and black laminate top and four drawers. The desk top i...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French Mid-Century Ebonized and Mirrored Desk, by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
French mid-century (1940s) ebonized and mirrored desk with five drawers and an off-white leather writing surface (Maison Jansen). Maison Jansen was a Paris-based interior decorati...
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1940s French Directoire Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Mirror, Leather, Wood

Diminutive Maison Jansen Mahogany Bronze Mounted Writing Desk
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Diminutive French mahogany bureau plat, writing table, or desk attributed to Maison Jansen Argentina. Crafted in the neoclassical Directoire taste featuring a case decorated with bro...
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20th Century Argentine Neoclassical Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Bronze

Maison Jansen French Louis-XVI Style Ebonized Secretary Desk
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI-style (1940s) ebonized & bronze trim abbatant form desk with a drop front interior above 3 drawers and below a narrow drawer with a bronze design panel. (stamped: JA...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Jansen Ebonized Davenport Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style (1940s) ebonized davenport table with bronze trim on 2 drawers with ring handles having light green decoration matching the top (stamped: JANSEN).
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1940s French Louis XVI Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

One of a Kind Neoclassical Desk by Maison Ramsay
By Maison Jansen
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Very nice desk all covered with black leather and gold leaves details. Bronze feet and bronze details Perfect condition Stamped RAMSAY.
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1960s French Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Large Maison Jansen Directoire Mahogany and Bronze Ormolu Cylinder Desk
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Maison Jansen Directoire style marble-top cylinder desk with brass sabots and accents. 18 drawers with 2 16.5" leather top extensions.
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Early 20th Century French Directoire Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

20th Century Ebonized Louis XVI Style Long Table by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Chicago, IL
This exceptional dining table made by Maison Jansen in circa 1940 measures 12ft and the table is capable of extending further using the two leaves which are housed at each end of the...
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1940s French Louis XVI Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Jansen French Louis XVI Style Ebonized and Black Leather Desk
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style (1940s) ebonized & gilt bronze trim desk / cartonnier with 2 drawers and a black leather & gold tooled top supported on 4 tapered square legs. (stamped: JANSEN)
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1940s French Louis XVI Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Gold Leaf, Ormolu

Maison Jansen Console Table or Desk, France, circa 1963
By Maison Jansen
Located in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Maison Jansen console table or desk, France, circa 1963. Classic Minimalist structure made of brass, brushed steel and black glass, purchased from the Jansen department store, Paris,...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Stainless Steel

French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Mahogany Campaign Desk by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
This French campaign desk is a master work of design and craftmanship by Maison Jansen balancing form, function and a subtle color balance of dark mahogany and antiqued brass. It...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Maison Jansen Directoire Dining Room Table Writing Desk
By Maison Jansen
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant and rare Maison Jansen dining room table with metal frame supporting thick and heavy glass top. Features tapered legs with brass accents and regal Directoire design, this ta...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

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Located in Rio Vista, CA
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Chinese Qing Style Elm Writing Table Desk
Located in Rio Vista, CA
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McGuire Rattan Oak Knee Hole Writing Table Desk
By McGuire
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Mid-Century Modern rattan and oak knee hole writing table or desk designed by Eleanor Forbes for McGuire. Classic styling featuring an oak hardwood case with split rattan trim. Front...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Rustic Country Pine Farmhouse Desk or Writing Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Country style farmhouse desk or writing table made of pine featuring a natural rustic patina on the finish. The table has a plank top with dark pine knots above a single drawer case....
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20th Century American Country Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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English Edwardian Style Turned Leg Pine Writing Table Desk
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rustic pine writing table or desk featuring thick turned legs. Made in the English Edwardian taste with a two drawer case. Finished in a dark stain on the pine. Ample leg room measur...
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20th Century American Edwardian Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

19th Century Country French Fruitwood Writing Table Desk
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rustic 19th century country French writing table or desk constructed from fruitwood. Beautifully made with wood peg joinery and a polished finish on the warm toned wood. The plank to...
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19th Century French Rustic Antique Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

19th Century French Provincial Fruitwood Writing Table Desk
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Diminutive size 19th century French provincial writing table or desk. The table is constructed from fruitwood with a warm patina and lovely wood grain patterns. Fronted by a single s...
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19th Century French French Provincial Antique Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Fruitwood

Previously Available Items
Signed Maison Jansen Painted French Louis XVI Style Ladies Vanity Desk, C1930
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This signed Maison Jansen desk or ladies vanity is so sophisticated and beautifully done, it can work in almost any design scheme. The piece is in good original antique condition and...
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1930s French Louis XVI Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Rare Brass Black Opaline Glass Maison Jansen Dining Table, 1970s
By Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
A rare piece from Maison Jansen, this extra large dining table is a stunning piece from the 1970s, with its impeccable design, perfect proportions, and high-end materials. As expecte...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Signed Maison Jansen Paint Decorated Louis XVI Ladies Vanity Writing Desk
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful signed Maison Jansen ladies vanity or writing desk The vanity does have some minor signs of age and wear including damage to the cane and some other issues, but i...
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1920s French Louis XVI Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Signed Maison Jansen Leather Top Louis XVI Directoire Writing Desk Bureau Plat
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous signed Maison Jansen desk from France. The desk is made of solid walnut and has subtle brass details and wonderful design. The beautiful original leather top has g...
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1940s French Directoire Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Desk
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
Brown lacquer and chrome table structure with three drawers, supporting a brown leather top. Original condition, the lacquer has slight cracks, but no losses.    
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1960s French Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather

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H 30 in. W 59.5 in. D 30 in.
Elegant Black Lacquer Writing Table Desk by Maison Jansen, France, 1950
By Maison Jansen
Located in Brussels, BE
Double face neoclassical black lacquer minister bureau plat. Inspired by the Directoire. Six drawers, 3 keys, brass details and green finely tooled leather top. Elegant tapered leg...
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1950s French Louis XVI Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze, Brass

Lacquered and Brass Console by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen, France, 1970s
By Guy Lefevre, Maison Jansen
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Console table in light purple or pink parma lacquered wood, brass feet, interior drawers in wood by the french designer Guy Lefèvre for Maison Jansen.
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Brass Desk by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen, 1970s
By Guy Lefevre, Maison Jansen
Located in Paris, FR
The size of this brass and glass desk makes it viable as a chic writing desk or as a small dining table. Its straight-lined, sturdy design is typical of work by Guy Lefevre for inter...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Brass Desk by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen, 1970s
  • Brass Desk by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen, 1970s
  • Brass Desk by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen, 1970s
  • Brass Desk by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen, 1970s
H 29.93 in. W 26.38 in. D 51.97 in.
Lacquered Brass Desk and Chair by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen, France, 1970s
By Guy Lefevre, Maison Jansen
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Lacquered wood desk or writing table and his chair by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen, black lacquer, brass feet, black leather. Rare set with chair model. Famous manufacture like Jean...
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1970s French Space Age Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Mahogany Maison Jansen Louis XVI Leather Top Bureau Plat Writing Table Desk
By Maison Jansen
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Maison Jansen Louis XVI style leather top desk with three drawers and two slide out extensions. Extends to 94" W.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Brass and Steel Desk 1970s by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Fingest, Oxfordshire
Maison Jansen brass and steel desk, silver and gold patina with a rectangular mirrored top resting on a cylindrical X-frame base connected by a stretcher. Stamped “Jansen, 9 Rue Roya...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

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  • Brass and Steel Desk 1970s by Maison Jansen
  • Brass and Steel Desk 1970s by Maison Jansen
  • Brass and Steel Desk 1970s by Maison Jansen
  • Brass and Steel Desk 1970s by Maison Jansen
H 31.89 in. W 35.44 in. D 19.69 in.
Bronze-Mounted Ebony Maison Jansen Style Centre Desk with Fine Bronze Mounts
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
A bronze-mounted Maison Jansen style centre desk with fine bronze mounts. The custom quality tapering legs having bronze sabots and bronze terminals with bronze corners. This beautif...
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Mid-20th Century French Hollywood Regency Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables

Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables for sale on 1stDibs.

Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Maison Jansen desks and writing tables, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 22 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original Desks and Writing Tables by Maison Jansen were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in France during the 20th Century. Maison Jansen Desks and Writing Tables prices may differ depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $2,659 and tops out at $42,500, while pieces like these can sell for $12,235 on average..