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Maison Jansen (House of Jansen) was a Paris-based interior decoration office founded in 1880 by Dutch-born Jean-Henri Jansen. Jansen is considered the first truly global design firm, serving clients in Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East. House is located at 23, rue de l’Annonciation, Paris. From its beginnings Maison Jansen combined traditional furnishings with influences of new trends including Anglo-Japanese style, the Arts and Crafts movement and Turkish style. The firm paid great attention to historical research with which it attempted to balance clients’ desires for livable, usable and often dramatic space. Within ten years the firm had become a major purchaser of European antiques and by 1890 had established an antiques gallery as a separate firm that acquired and sold antiques to Jansen’s clients and its competitors as well.