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Jansen @ David Duncan

James Andrew at David Duncan Antiques.

James Andrew at David Duncan Antiques.

Maison Jansen (founded in 1880) worked in a vast array of design idioms, and their reputation for producing the finest luxury furnishings kept them in demand worldwide by the most discerning clients right up until the house closed in 1989. I’m pictured here at the David Duncan boutique, having spotted a perfect piece to bring to you – the “Royal” dining table. Quite in keeping with the sleek luxe elegant aesthetic often featured by Maison Jansen, this ultra sharp piece in black lacquer with blackened steel legs and gold plated accents is also extremely versatile as it can easily extend or fold flat for storage. So regardless of how small your digs are, you’ll be more than prepared for that gang of fabulous friends you impulsively invited to dinner! Not enough seating you say? Why not ask Duncan for a spectacular set of Louis XVI chairs to finish the look!


The Jansen Royal dining table at David Duncan.

After a sniff around the boutique I’m enjoying Duncan’s lovely terrace. I’m wearing a dusty pale blue suede biker jacket by Gucci, Tom Ford pale blue cotton glen plaid shirt with french cuffs, silver pearls with pale blue sapphire Seaman Schepps cuff links, forest green cashmere tie by Borrelli, check pants in gray, black, blue, and forest green by Gucci, Hermes “Blue jeans” blue leather belt with silver buckle, “Windsor” loafers in black leather by Yves Saint Laurent, dark green leather gloves by Sermoneta,black, leather tote by Gucci and Dior sunglasses.


  1. Bruno says:

    This outfit is once again brilliant! I really love this colors association! You’re definitely a perfect gentleman!

  2. A. says:

    Great, James!

  3. Secret Admirer says:

    would love to have that table to invite you for a royal dinner 😉

  4. Maria La Torre says:

    Me encantan los lugares que visitas James, la mesa es de un gusto exquisito, cómo me gustaría tenerla para alguno de mis ambientes.

    Un beso


  5. Eugenia Drummond says:

    Dearest James,

    Love the royal dinning table is there any chance to get one for me too?
    U look tres elegant!

    Regards from Brazil


  6. Christian Fuchs says:

    Dearest James

    It seems you had a lovely time at David Duncan´s boutique, how was your weekend? love the dark green leather gloves…….

    have a beautiful day



  7. Martin Doolittle says:

    Hello James,

    I think taht the XVI Louis chairs would be perfect for that amazing table!


  8. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Sehr schön James, Du hast einen sehr guten Geschmack, Du sollst auf jeden Fall nach Deutschland kommen! Hier hättest Du sehr viel Arbeit!

    Alles Liebe


  9. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Dear James,

    I will travel for vacation to a very nice place in the south of Chile there is no internet so I won´t be able to read your blog for a few weeks, you look magnificent as always, hope to be back soon…….


    Baroness Mara

  10. Absolutely in love says:

    I´m your biggest fan my dear James! Hope to meet you one day in person!

  11. Elisa Reagan says:

    I knew that your blog is on the list of the 20 best blogs of fashion, congratulations!



  12. Juana Maria de Esquivel y González says:

    Me encanta James, ya he escuchado mucho sobre tí y de tu maravilloso trabajo, soy de Mexico, cuándo vienes por aquí?


    Juana María

  13. Johann Graf von Auersperg says:

    Dearest James,

    This is “klasse” like germans would say! the table is gorgeus, have a lovely afternoon.

    Best regards


  14. Lola Montes says:

    Sencillamente me encanta James! Eres único!

    Muchos saludos desde Colombia



  15. Tom Cavendish says:

    I would love to wear this outfit, greys and greens are my faves!



  16. Edie B. says:

    Hello James,

    I was the whole weekend enjoying the beach, it was a dream, the sun and the ice cream are my best friends, you know what? it´s true the table is absolutely gorgeus we used to have a similar one but one day we went back home and realized that the racoons destroyed it, my mother was so angry…….

    wish you a lovely day

    always yours,


  17. Rosa Machado says:

    Hola James,

    me encanta tu blog, es lo que más me gusta leer últimamente, siempre con comentarios novedosos y siempre tan “trendy”, será un gusto echarle un vistazo cada vez!


  18. Dean says:

    Can’t wait to visit the Sermoneta site, thanks to you. I used to live in the east sixties and would walk by DD’s shop, I always loved it. You and he both have amazing taste. Jansen is my favorite french “maison des meubles” ! Thanks for another amazing elegant and informative post on WIJW !

    Dean Farris

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