Style of Genet et Michon | 6-Branch Art Deco Chandelier | France c.1930
A rare and large 6-branch bronze chandelier in the modernist art deco style of the famous Maison Genet et Michon with original frosted glass lampshades.
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.