Genet et Michon & J.Robert | 6-Branch Art Deco Chandelier | France c.1930
A rare and large 6-branch bronze chandelier in the modernist art deco style attributed to the famous Maison Genet et Michon with original frosted glass lampshades by Etablissement Jean Gauthier (E.J.G), Rue J.Robert Paris.
Ht.(as displayed) 100cm/40in, Diam.50/20
Philippe Genêt et Lucien Michon, Paris
- Former students of the Ecole Boulle, Philippe Genêt and Lucien Michon began trading in 1911 and showing their 1st lighting fixtures in 1919.
- Set in the Marais, rue du Parc Royal in Paris, they specialize in creating and designing lighting, mirrors and decorative items made from moulded-pressed glass.
- Throughout the 20’s and 30’s Genet et Michon have a large presence at the Salon Des Artistes Décorateurs showcasing their lighting designs and other decorative items.
- During the late 20’s they work for national palaces, the Elysee Palace, embassies, and ministries. The firm also collaborates with some major decorators such as Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Paul Follot, and Maurice Dufrene & Raymond Subes.
- Maison Genêt & Michon continued to trade until after the war and ceased trading in the 1960’s.