John Vesey

John Vesey (1924-1992)
Neoclassical desk Louis XVI style
Brass, steel, mahogany and leather
Made in the grand neoclassical French Louis XVI taste featuring gilt bronze trim and an iconic profile with elegant fluted column supports.
The top of the desk has a leather inset with gilt trim and the drawers are lined in a luxurious moss green velvet.
c 1960

Height: 77 cm
Length: 160 cm
Depth: 85 cm

Although Vesey designed his pieces to work well with antiques, they are just as successful in contemporary interiors

Owned by tastemakers ranging from Nelson Rocke­feller to the Duchess of Windsor, Vesey’s chairs, sofas, tables, desks, and lamps, mostly crafted of metal, displayed clean lines and faultless proportions and were prominently
featured in design publications and newspapers throughout the 1950s and ’60s.

Newspaper articles consistently emphasized the popularity of Vesey’s furniture among the trendsetters of the period.

Besides those already mentioned, his well-heeled clients also included the French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy,Diana Ross Hotel Carlyle owner Mrs. Peter Sharpe, Bobby Kennedy, and Anne McDonnell Ford.