John Vesey

John Vesey
Neoclassical desk
Rare smaller version
Brass, steel, mahogany and leather
c. 1960

Height 77 cm
Length 127 cm
Depth 66 cm

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.

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.


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