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Jacques Adnet, attribution

desk caddy

$750 purchase


Jacques Adnet was a harbinger of French Modernism, working with simple, understated forms and rich materials. His early works are mostly in glass and metal, but in the 1950s he was one of the first to begin thoughtfully incorporating leather into his designs, as in his well-known and oft-copied round porthole mirror affixed to a leather strap, and his later collaborations with Hermès.This fine desk caddy is an iconic example of Adnet elevating every day, functional items to luxury goods.

made in France, c. 1950

material saddle-stitched leather over steel, brass

size 11 ¾ w × 11 ¾ d × 12 ¼ h in

condition Scattered areas of roughness throughout edges of leather elements, having hardened with age. Stitching near handle has begun to separate from column, current stable in use. Very good vintage condition.

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