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Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

French, 1901-1984
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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French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Desk /Writing Table by Jacques Adnet 1940
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Sober, elegant, French, 1940s desk writing table in partially gilt handwrought iron with iron pencil drawer and brass drawer pull. The piece features four elegantly gently taperin...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Brass

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

Modernist Desk by Jacques Adnet, c1940
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
A modernist design desk in solid oak and mahogany four legs with brass sabots, single lockable drawer and inset hyde leather top the desk is in excellent original condition benefitti...
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1940s French Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany, Oak

Jacques Adnet Desk and Bookcase
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Modernist Art Deco desk and bookcase in slip-matched macassar ebony with sycamore interior in bookcase. French, circa 1935. Desk: 88" wide at its widest point x 38 deep (3...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Ebony, Sycamore

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

Jacques Adnet Art Deco Brass, Steel & Leather Dining Table Or Desk France 1950
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Miami, FL
Superb Art Deco Jacques Adnet Dining Table or Desk made out of Steel, Brass and Leather. Newly restored, 2 additional leaves available. Stunning French Craftsmanship.
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Steel

Rare Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Very nice neoclassical stitched leather desk with oak top Perfect condition.
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1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, 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

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

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H 29.53 in. W 70.87 in. D 27.56 in.
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Desk by Jacques Adnet (1900-1984), France, c. 1940
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  • Jacques Adnet Leather Desk
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Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables for sale on 1stDibs.

On 1stDibs, Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables are available for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Jacques Adnet desks and writing tables, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 8 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 Europe during the 20th century in the modern style of the mid-century. Many customers also consider desks and writing tables by Jean Prouvé Desks and Writing Tables, Pierre Paulin Desks and Writing Tables and Charlotte Perriand Desks and Writing Tables if you are looking for additional options. Jacques Adnet Desks and Writing Tables prices may differ depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $2,506 and tops out at $68,000, while pieces like these can sell for $15,400 on average.