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Saturday, 1 March 2014


Stéphane Boudin, who died in 1967 was the President of Maison Jansen the Parisian Interior Decoration firm founded in 1880. 
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Famous in England for the decoration of Leeds Castle in Kent for Lady Baillie and Henry Channon in Belgrave Square., London, SW1 - in the USA for his work for Jacqueline Kennedy at The White House, Washington DC, and the fabled philanthropist Mrs Charles Wrightsman, in Palm Beach and New York

Classical style, rigorous with emphasis on the best French furniture, very good pictures, beautifully bound books and 'objets de vertu', created a luxuriousunmistakable atmosphere of sophistication. 

Perpetuated by Henri Samuel who started his career with Boudin and became the doyen of this high style for decades.

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