French midcentury Valet, steel, black leather, brass

Jacques Adnet

reference ZC39

A Valet by Jacques Adnet (France) circa 1950.

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This "Valet muet" is made of a superb work in black saddle stitched leather on a steel structure with brass accents (central shaft in faux bamboo),Beautiful saddle stitched black leather work on a steel frame with brass accents (faux bambou central shaft).

Designer : Jacques Adnet
Manufacturer : Compagnie Des Arts Français
Place of origin : France
H 45.67 in. x W 21.66 in. x D 12.21 in.
H 116 cm x W 55 cm x D 31 cm

Jacques Adnet
French midcentury Valet, steel, black leather, brass
Photos copyright Ludovic Vandenweghe for

Jacques Adnet


Jacques Edouard Jules Adnet was born in Châtillon-Coligny France in 1900 and died in the 16tharrondissement of Paris in 1984.

Architect and decorator, he begins his exceptional career with his twin brother, Jean and later joins Maurice Dufrène before taking direction of “La compagnie des Arts français” founded in 1919 by Süe and Mare.


La “compagnie des Arts Français”, before the arrival of Adnet was a “traditional” oriented company … Adnet converts it into a much more modernist society and surrounds itself with many artists such as Dufy, Léger, Pascin, Chagall and numerous decorators, Jourdain, Charlotte Perriand, René Gabriel, Alexandre Noll, Serge Mouille et Paul Jouve.

During the thirties, Adnet starts to work with glass and metal.He designs a lot of piece of furniture and accessories, Side tables, Coat racks, chairs, desks… In 1950 Hermes hire him to design a beautiful mirror with leather belts, Adnet is particularly well known for his metal creations covered with leather finished and sellier stitching. Adnet’s designs are synonymous with comfort and elegance and remain today an incredible modernity.

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