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Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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
Art Deco Desk and Chair by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Miami, FL
Art Deco Demi-Lune shaped Goat-Skin (Parchemin) covered desk with pull-out side panels and nickel plated metal trims and handles. Desk: 70" W x 33.50" D x 30.50" H Chair: 21.25" W ...
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20th Century French Art Deco Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Nickel

1950's Stitched Leather Desk By Jacques adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Rare small stitched leather desk by Jacques Adnet Lamp can be positioned on the left or on the right side. The lamp can be also removed.
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1950s European Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Art Deco Secretaire by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Miami, FL
Art Deco secretaire desk in ash wood veneer and red Hermes leather writing door. Designed by the French Decorator Jacques Adnet. Made in France, Circa 1935.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Ash

1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's Stitched leather desk covered with stitched leather France Designed by Jacques Adnet.
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1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's "Campaign Desk " all covered with stitched leather designed by Jacques Adnet. France.
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1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Jacques Adnet Desk in Oak, France, 1950's
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Handsome oak desk with a single drawer by Jacques Adnet.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Very nice stitched leather desk Covered with navy blue leather, chromed metal 3 drawers.   
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1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Jacques Adnet Desk
By Jacques Adnet
Located in London, GB
A rare desk by Jacques black and burgundy leather.
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Mid-20th Century French Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Jacques Adnet Leather, Oak & Brass Table, France 1950's
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Jacques Adnet center table or writing desk in stitched leather with an oak top. the leather was expertly restored as per the original by the foremost restoration studio in th...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's Stitched leather desk by Jacques Adnet. Metal is in vintage condition. See pictures for details. Other pics on request, overall very good condition.
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1960s French Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Jacques Adnet Leather and Oak Desk, 1950s France
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Monumental Art Deco era desk by French modernist designer Jacques Adnet. Iron frame with 4 posts, inverted u-shaped bases and brass support bar/foot rest connecting the two. Heavy oa...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Iron

Jacques Adnet Leather Desk and Chair, 1950s France
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exceptional Art Deco era desk with matching chair by French modernist designer Jacques Adnet. Entire desk is wrapped in leather. Iron frame with 4 posts, inverted u-shaped bases and ...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Iron

Jacques Adnet, Mahogany Semicircular Desk, France, circa 1936
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
A grand mid-1930s desk as marvelous for its utility as its striking beauty. Not only do the elegant U-shape and large, receding supports complement the desk's rich mahogany finish, t...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Rare Desk and Armchair by Jacques Adnet, Stitched Leather and Skaï, 1950s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Paris, FR
These desk and armchair by Jacques Adnet are quite rare with its marine type handles. Thea are completely covered with a mix of leather and skaï (faux leather) which is saddle-stitch...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

Fine French 1950s Mahogany Curved Desk by Jacques Adnet '2 Available'
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Long Island City, NY
Jacques Adnet: A fine French midcentury mahogany curved desk with a leather top and bronze details. Provenance: Palais des Consuls of Rouen, France. 2 rectangular desks with a simi...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Desk /Writing Table by Jacques Adnet 1940
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Rare and important French mid-century 1940's desk or writing table by Jacques Adnet symbolizing the iconic Modern Neoclassical nature of French 1940's design. This elegant, sober tab...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Steel

J.Adnet, Petit Bureau Chêne 'Référencé' / Small Oak Desk 'Referenced', 1955
By Jacques Adnet
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Jacques Adnet (1900/1984, France) : Petit bureau fonctionnel chêne tripode à tiroir coulissant vendu avec sa clé (fonctionne) / Small fonctionnal oak wood tripod desk with one slidin...
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1950s French Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Fine French 1950's Rectangular Mahogany Desk by Jacques Adnet (2 available)
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Long Island City, NY
Jacques Adnet: A fine French mid-century mahogany desk with a leather top and bronze details. Provenance: Palais des Consuls of Rouen, France. 2 desks available as well as two curved...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

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Jacques Adnet desks and writing tables for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs has Jacques Adnet desks and writing tables available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Jacques Adnet desks and writing tables, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 6 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original desks and writing tables by Jacques Adnet were created in the mid-20th century modern style in France. Many customers also consider desks and writing tables by Jean Prouvé, Pierre Paulin and Charlotte Perriand if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Jacques Adnet writing tables and desks can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $12,000 and tops out at $68,000, while pieces like these can sell for $22,708.

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