Maison Jansen forever holds a special place in our hearts as one of our many French obsessions. Just like our favorite Parisian vices—think caviar and champs—Maison Jansen designs are timeless, luxury-minded indulgences that add instant sophistication to a room. Founded in 1880 by Jean-Henri Jansen, Maison Jansen was originally a Paris-based interior decoration house, the first truly global design firm that served elite clients around the world (think: royal families). One of their signature traits was using traditional furnishings with the influences of new trends, balancing the old with the new. As an interior designer, Jean-Henri Jansen knew what people were looking for, and decided to establish his own manufacturing space to produce contemporary and reproduced furniture. The reproductions often drew upon Louis XIV, Directoire, and Empire styles, and Maison Jansen emphasized an extensive amount of historical research to create the most authentic pieces. They proved to be a huge success, as Maison Jansen always had their designs featured at major art and design shows of the 1900s. Essentially, Maison Jansen furniture could be grouped into three categories. The first, one-of-a-kind commissions, made for the most high-end clients. The second category is the designs originating in the firm but only produced in limited numbers. The last, but certainly not least, is the standard line of seating and case furniture that was more consumer-accessible. No matter which category it falls in, every piece of Maison Jansen furniture is guaranteed to be a high-quality product with masterful design.