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Presentation Table with Extensions, in Solid Oak, the Top in Oak Marquetry



Very pretty presentation table with extensions in solid oak, the top in oak marquetry. The tabletop is supported by four sturdy but elegant legs, the legs are circular but square at the junctions with the side spacers. The rectangle pattern is repeated in the center of the spacers to accommodate the center spacer. The extensions are stored discreetly under the top. This table is ideal for use as a central presentation table, for an entrance hall, but it can also be imagined for the decor of a dressing room. It can also be used as a dinner table, a function for which Jacques Adnet imagined it in the early 1940s. The top is animated with a very fine work of oak marquetry which gives the furniture a particular elegance and modernity. The piece of furniture, manufactured around 1940 by the Compagnie des Arts français, is in very good condition. It is listed in the book XXX (see period book on loan from JP Roth). Note also a publication in Mobilier et Décoration, February 1, 1946 p.16. (see scan book). Jacques Adnet was born in 1900 in France. A graduate of the School of Decorative Arts in Paris, he took over the management of the "Compagnie des Arts Français" in 1928 and succeeded in modernizing the house. He imagines many pieces of furniture and accessories: coat racks, chairs, desks, etc. Adnet is also particularly known for his leather-covered metal creations adorned with saddle stitch seams. His designs remain incredibly modern and remain current. They are synonymous with comfort and elegance.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Width: 35.44 in. (90 cm)Depth: 59.06 in. (150 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1940
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Brussels, BE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: COE4_181stDibs: LU2994324023192

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    Ships From: Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium
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About the Designer

Jacques Adnet

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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