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Jacques Adnet Furniture

Jacques Adnet (France, 1901–84)
Jacques Adnet (France, 1901–84)

One of the most elegant and innovative 20th-century French furniture designers, Jacques Adnet created a simple, unadorned signature style that is both trim and vigorous. He began his career in the heyday of the Art Deco era, and in the 1950s, in association with Hermès, created chairs, lamps, desks and other pieces that employed slender metal frames clad in stitched saddle leather. With such furnishings, Adnet brought a fashion sensibility to design and decor that had not been seen since the 1920s prime of the great Paris couturier-decorator Paul Poiret.

Adnet was born in a provincial town in Burgundy, where he studied design before moving, along with his twin brother, Jean, to Paris to study at the École des Arts Décoratifs. After their graduation in the early 1920s, the brothers were hired to work in the decorative-arts atelier of the department store Galeries Lafayette, under the direction of Maurice Dufrêne, an Art Deco master who developed a singularly robust and opulent style. Both Adnets showed their work at the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes — the design fair from which the term Art Deco is derived

In 1928, Jacques Adnet took charge of the struggling La Compagnie des Arts Français, a decorative-arts firm founded by Louis Süe and André Mare that created modern furnishings that bore traces of 18th-century styling. Adnet immediately took the company in a different direction. He developed a simple lithe and lean look that incorporated industrial materials such as metal and glass, along with exotic woods and finishes such as parchment and sharkskin. Adnet’s furniture begs to be described in terms of personalities: charming faux-bamboo side tables, suave chrome lighting, urbane club chairs. His most noted pieces — sleek metal frames wrapped in Hermès leather — have a character all their own: Smooth, elegant and self-assured, they inhabit a room with the same wit and grace as Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Deneuve.

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French Modern Neoclassical Iron & Leather Side Table/Nightstand by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Elegant, Sober French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical black iron and faux black leather side or end table / nightstand by Jacques Adnet with exquisite lines and profile. The draw...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Furniture

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Handstitched Leather Floor Lamps by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of French Mid-Century Modern handstitched black leather floor lamps by Jacques Adnet, 1940-1950. The standing lamps have a dramatic cone base. Black leather is wrappe...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Furniture

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Leather

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Iron & Parchment Floor Lamps by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Mid-Century Modern wrought iron floor lamps by Jacques Adnet with parchment paper shades. The standing lamps are composed as a complimentary pair with each iron base...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Furniture

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Wrought Iron

French Modern Neoclassical Brass Faux Bamboo Floor Lamps by Jacques Adnet, Pair
By Jacques Adnet
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2 elegant French midcentury faux bamboo floor lamps in gilt bronze by Jacques Adnet for Le Compagnie des Arts Francais. Adnet demonstrates his design acumen by casting these rare bro...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Furniture

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Bronze, Brass

Rare French Handstitched Leather and Brass Faux Bamboo Commode by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
French Mid-Century Modern neoclassical hand-stitched leather cabinet, dresser, commode, chest of drawers, console or sofa table by Jacques Adnet. The entire composition is subtly ...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Furniture

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Brass

French Modern Neoclassical Steel & Brass Faux Bamboo Bed by Jacques Adnet, 1955
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
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Mid-19th Century French Mid-Century Modern Antique Jacques Adnet Furniture

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Brass, Steel

French Midcentury Handstitched Leather Magazine Stand by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Elegant and timeless French midcentury magazine rack or stand in a sober, modern spirit by Jacques Adnet. The piece is composed of black hand-stitched leather and the composition and...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Furniture

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Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Desk /Writing Table by Jacques Adnet 1940
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Furniture

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Brass, Steel

Rare French Handstitched Leather and Brass Faux Bamboo Commode by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
French midcentury handstitched leather cabinet, dresser, commode, chest of drawers by Jacques Adnet, circa 1950. The entire composition is subtly balanced with muted black leather...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Furniture

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Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Leather & Steel Bar Cart/Serving Cart by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
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Important French Mid-Century bar cart by French master designer, Jacques Adnet (France, 1901-1984) showing influences of modern and neoclassical design. The cart is double level ...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Furniture

French Mid-Century Modern Hand Stitched Black Leather Bed by Jacques Adnet, 1955
By Jacques Adnet
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Furniture

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French Mid-Century Modern Faux Bamboo Side Table or Gueridon by Jacques Adnet
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H 39.5 in. W 30.25 in. D 10 in.
French Leather and Faux Bamboo Desk and Chair by Jacques Adnet
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