Vintage Jacques Adnet Furniture

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2015-06-26 10:32:35

Vintage Jacques Adnet Furniture is original furniture created by the French designer Jacques Adnet.

History & Description

Jacques Adnet was a French interior designer and architect. He was known for his furniture designs in leather.

While he was heavily inspired by pre-classical styles and was well accustomed with traditional techniques and methods of furniture design, Jacques Adnet was one of the leading designers of the twentieth century and was a pioneer of Art Deco and Modernist furniture design.

His works incorporated precious woods, leather, mirror, parchment, smoke glass and chromed metals in linear lines with as little decoration or embellishment as possible.

Jacques Adnet passed away in 1984 having established himself as an icon of luxurious French Modernism.

Guide for collectors

Vintage Jacque Adnet furniture is regularly sold at both national and international auction houses. However, prices can vary considerably. As a general rule, collectors can expect to pay between $1,000 and $3,000 for a vintage Adnet item.

Instances of Adnet furniture selling for tens of thousands of dollars, however, are not uncommon.

While restoring antique vintage Jacque Adnet furniture is recommended, collectors or existing owners are urged to go through respected professional restorers to ensure that as many of the item’s original features are retained. Additionally, any below-part restoration can considerably decrease an item’s value.

Notable auction sales

On December 8th 2005 at Phillips de Pury & Company in New York, a rare and important bar from the office of Sud Aviation, designed by Jacque Adnet, circa 1952, realised a price of $115,000.

On December 14th 2006 at Sotheby’s in Paris, a black lacquered cabinet, designed by Jacque Adnet, realised a price of €58,800.

On October 5th 2004 at Sotheby’s in London, a mahogany and brass mounted cabinet, designed by Jacque Adnet, circa 1953, realised a price of £21,000.

On May 2nd 2007 at Sotheby’s in London, a chest of drawers, designed by Jacques Adnet, circa 1940, realised a price of £30,000.

On December 17th 2004 at Sotheby’s in New York, a desk, designed by Jacques Adnet, circa 1940s, realised a price of $34,800.

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