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Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

French, 1901-1984

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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Creator: Jacques Adnet
Jacques Adnet Leather Wrapped Faux Bamboo Desk Organizer
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Stamford, CT
Jacques Adnet desk In/Out tray organizer of stitched leather over steel. France. Circa 1950. Possible to hang on wall or place on desk.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Leather

Jacques Adnet, Ceramic Turtledove, 1920s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in London, GB
This wonderful ceramic sculpture of a Turtledove is by the key Art Deco designer Jacques Adnet and was first shown at the pivotal 'Exposition des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Moder...
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1920s European Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Jacques Adnet Leather Side Table and Catchall, 1950s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning red leather ashtray / catchall with black iron base by French designer Jacques Adnet. Iron frame with everything but the base wrapped in a beautiful red leather with glass c...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Iron

Pair of White Ceramic Dove Sculptures by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
This stunning pair of Art Deco white ceramic dove sculptures were realized by Jacques Adnet- one of the most celebrated and influential designers of the Art Deco Era- in France circa...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Jacques Adnet Hand-Stitched Red Leather and Brass Bookends
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Atlanta, GA
These lovely 1950s leather bookends were designed by French designer Jacques Adnet (1901-1984) and probably manufactured by ILG in Belgium. "L" shaped Adnet signature contrast hand-s...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Metal, Brass

Jacques Adnet Cognac Leather and Glass Ashtray, 1950s France
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic leather and glass catchall / ashtray by French designer Jacques Adnet. Rich cognac leather base with signature Adnet contrast stitching and a circular inset cutout. Crystal g...
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1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Leather, Glass

Jacques Adnet Leather and Glass Ashtray
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic leather and glass catchall / ashtray by French modernist designer Jacques Adnet. Rich oxblood leather base with stitching around the edges and a circular inset cutout. Crysta...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Leather, Glass

Jacques Adnet Leather & Glass Catchall, France 1950's
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Jacques Adnet "vide poche" in its original leather stitched base.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Leather, Art Glass

Jacques Adnet Rare Leather and Bronze Horseshoe Wall Clock, France, 1950s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Jacques Adnet rare horseshoe wall clock covered in original black saddle-stiched leather suspended by brass hanging ring with hands and numbers in bronze which evoke farrier nails. C...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Brass

French Art Deco Crackled Ceramic Bowl by Jacques Adnet, Company Lusca, 1925
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Köln, NW
Large French Art Deco crackled ceramic bowl made by Jacques and Jean Adnet for the Lusca company in 1925. The bowl is signed and documented. Bibliography: Alain-René Hardy / G.Mi...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Jacques Adnet 1925 Crackled Ceramic Pair of White Peace Turtledove Sculptures
By Jacques Adnet
Located in London, GB
Jacques Adnet (Châtillon-Coligny, 1900 – Parigi, 1984) Jacques Adnet's career began to take off in 1925 when, together with his brother, he participated in the Exposition Internatio...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Faience

Jacques Adnet French Art Deco Chrome Double Inkwell, 1930s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant Art Deco modernist chromed metal heavy desk accessory, designed by French designer Jacques Adnet (1901 - 1984). Minimalist geometric shape double inkwell with lid and glass i...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Metal, Chrome

Nice Baccarat Crystal and Jacques Adnet Liquor Bottles Set
By Jacques Adnet, Baccarat
Located in Brussels, BE
Nice Baccarat crystal and Jacques Adnet liquor bottles set, circa 1930. In perfect and original conditions. With key.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Crystal, Metal

1950's Stitched Leather Boxe by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Very nice stitched leather boxe By Jacques Adnet.  
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1950s European Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Leather, Wood

1950's Stitched Leather Box by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's stitched leather Box by Jacques Adnet France.
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1950s European Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

Materials

Leather, Pearwood

Jacques Adnet Magazine Rack
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome magazine rack by Jacques Adnet. Made of iron and brass. Excellent vintage condition. Star detail on both sides and closed fist on top. Great piece!
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Brass, Iron

1950's Blue Stitched Leather "Vide poche" by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's blue stitched leather "Vide poche" by Jacques Adnet.
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1950s European Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

Materials

Leather, Glass

Jacques Adnet Side Table
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning brown leather ashtray / catchall by French designer Jacques Adnet. Frame completely wrapped in brown leather with glass kaleidoscope catchall on top (additional glass top av...
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1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Brass, Iron

1950's Stitched Leather Vide Poche by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's stitched leather vide poche by Jacques Adnet Chromed metal, Burgundy leather and glass Great condition.
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1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Metal

1950's Stitched Leather Desk Bin by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's stitched leather desk bin by Jacques Adnet France.
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1950s European Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Metal

1950's Stitched Leather Desk Bin by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's stitched leather desk bin by Jacques Adnet France.
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1950s European Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Metal

Letter Rack by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet, Compagnie Des Arts Français
Located in Henley-on Thames, Oxfordshire
Jacques Adnet & the Compagnie des arts Français letter rack. Chromed metal consisting of a series of vertical blades of curved section resting on rectangular base France, circa 1930.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Silver Plate, Brass, Chrome

Rich Brown Leather Desk Set by Jacques Adnet, France, 1950s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
A desk set by Adnet, comprises a complete inkwell, an ink blotter, a letters holder and a desk mat that opens up and can be fitted with writing paper. In excellent vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Leather

1950's Stitched Leather and Glass Box by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's Stitched leather and glass box by Jacques Adnet France.
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1950s European Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Leather, Glass

1950's Wood and Stitched Leather Box by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's wood and stitched leather box by Jacques Adnet France Very rare piece in this dimension.
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1950s European Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Wood

Large Rare White Cat Art Deco Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Austin, TX
Large rare white cat Art Deco signed Jacques Adnet. Made by Henri Delcourt a Boulogne (1917-1935) for the Maitrise. Signed Adnet and Henri Delcourt.           
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Faience, Majolica

Emerald Green Leather Desk Set by Jacques Adnet, France, 1950s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Desk set by Jacques Adnet comprises a desk mat a pen holder, ink blotter and a clock. All with signature Adnet saddle-stitch detail. In excellent vintage shape. Enquire about individ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Leather

Jacques Adnet Magazine Rack / Log Holder
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
A leather and wicker basket by Jacques Adnet. It can be used as a log holder or magazine basket, very versatile and good scale.
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Leather, Wicker

Jacques Adnet 1950s French Black Leather and Crystal Catch-All Vide-Poche
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
A Jacques Adnet leather and crystal catch-all, in very good condition and patina. Signature baseball stitching detail. Handsome cast glass with etched texture.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Crystal

Jacques Adnet, Black Leather Pipes Displayer, French, circa 1950
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Marcq-en-Barœul, Hauts-de-France
This rare black leather pipes displayer has been made by famous French designer Jacques Adnet, circa 1950.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Leather

Mid-Century Modern Clock by Suzanne Bonnichon for Jacques Adnet, France
By Bonnichon, Jacques Adnet
Located in Merida, Yucatan
French mechanical clock, designed as a set of drums by Suzanne Bonnichon for Jacques Adnet, part of her line for children rooms' furnishing. Manufactured in painted wood, brass, cor...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Stitched Leather Boxe by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Stitched leather boxe by Jacques Adnet 1950s France.
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1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Leather, Pearwood

Jacques Adnet Leather Table Clock, circa 1950
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Table clock designed by Jacques Adnet. Manufactured in France around 1950. All in leather with brass details. In good original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and...
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1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

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Brass

Round Clock and Barometer in Black Leather by Jacques Adnet, France, 1950
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Paris, FR
In 1950, the designer Jacques Adnet developed a collection of furniture and accessories in stitched leather. This clock and this barometer come from this collection. They are round, ...
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1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

Jacques Adnet decorative objects for sale on 1stDibs

Jacques Adnet's decorative objects are available for sale on 1stDibs. These unique items are frequently made from animals' skin and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Jacques Adnet decorative objects, there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 38 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original decorative objects by Jacques Adnet were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider decorative objects by Irénée Rochard, Saint Clément and Charles Schneider. Prices for decorative objects by Jacques Adnet can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$600 and tops out at US$8,500, while pieces like these can sell for US$3,095.

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