Jacques Adnet, attribution
Jacques Adnet was a harbinger of French Modernism, working with simple, understated forms and rich materials. His early works that made him famous are mostly in glass and metal, but in the 1950s he was one of the first to begin thoughtfully incorporating leather- as in his well-known and oft-copied round porthole mirror affixed to a leather strap and his later collaborations with Hermès.This fine coatrack 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 21 ¼ w × 4 ¾ d × 21 ¼ h in
condition Minor surface wear to leather associated with normal use, with no egregious wear noted. One bolt has been replaced, not effecting normal use. Fine vintage condition.