Maison Jansen was a Paris-based interior design firm, 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.
From its inception, Maison Jansen combined traditional furnishings with influences of new trends including Anglo-Japanese style, the Arts and Crafts movement, and Turkish style. Iconic styles were elegantly crafted by highly specialized artisans in the firm's atelier in Paris. 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 antiques gallery as a separate firm that acquired and sold antiques to Jansen's clients and its competitors as well.
The classical example presented here is a rare Maison Jansen table. Unlike most of the 1970's mass-produced pieces on the market today, the Maison Jansen Classical Collection was crafted in limited numbers.