Call it Neoclassical rock—traditional in tone, yet glamorously embellished with riches like gilt and gold, Maison Jansen Furniture is second to none.
Founded in France in the 1880s, Maison Jansen got its start with period replicas ranging from Louis XIV to Empire style. As time went on, Jansen— like Dorothy Draper would famously do after them— began melding these traditional styles with emerging trends like Art Deco, Regency, and Chinoiserie. The results were rather prolific. Undeniably theatrical, Maison Jansen pieces are tasteful twists on 18th-Century tradition, with notes of early Hollywood’s well-heeled glamour. Worth noting is that maker’s marks can be scarce, as many were piece-by-piece commission.