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Jacques Adnet Cabinets

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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Elevated Fir Cabinet by Pierre Gautier-Delaye
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Stamford, CT
A fir storage cabinet by Pierre Gautier-Delaye with chrome screw details and elevated design. Not designed by Adnet as earlier mis-attributed.
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1960s French Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Cabinets

Materials

Fir

Jacques Adnet Parchment Cabinet, circa 1930s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Jacques Adnet parchment covered wood cabinet with altuglas pulls, circa 1930.
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1930s French Vintage Jacques Adnet Cabinets

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Parchment Paper

Rare Jacques Adnet Equestrian Style Leather, Ash and Iron Cabinet, 1950s, France
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Miami, FL
Gorgeous must have for any equestrian lover, leather, iron and ash cabinet by Jacques Adnet. Very rare.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Cabinets

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Iron

Jacques Adnet Parchment Sideboard, circa 1930s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Jacques Adnet parchment covered wood cabinet with patinated metal pulls and hardware. Jacques Adnet (1900-1984) was a furniture designer known for his contribution to French Moderni...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Large Cherrywood and Leather Cabinet by Jacques Adnet, circa 1950
By Jacques Adnet
Located in North Miami, FL
A large Jacques Adnet cherry cabinet with oak interior, cast brass hardware, and leather covered steel legs and trim, France circa 1950.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Cabinets

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Steel

Cabinet by Jacques Adnet, circa 1950, Made in France
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Multifunctional Adnet cabinet in cherry wood and brass hardware with eight main sections, three are open and five are concealed by a door that can be locked. The concealed compartmen...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Cabinets

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Brass

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A rare two door cabinet by Jacques Adnet in oak with a black wrought iron frame and rope details.
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H 42 in. W 56.5 in. D 21 in.
Jacques Adnet, Limed Oak Cabinet, France, C. 1946
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
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