Featured Item - Art Deco Molded Pottery Vase by Jacques Adnet For Lusca.

Featured Item: Jacques Adnet Designed Vase

A Molded Pottery Vase Designed by Jacques Adnet For Lusca

Jacques Adnet was a French architect and designer who created beautiful simple elegant designs devoid of ornamentation. He was born in 1900 near Bourgogne and received his education at the Municipal School of Design and Ecole des Arts Decoratifs. Post graduation Jacques established a design firm with his brother Jean.
Jacques Adnet

The two brothers formed J.J. Adnet in 1925. News of their designs was spreading and they were known as two of the top young designers in France at the time. Jacques and Jean were invited to show their work in 1925 at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes which is the famed expo where the "Art Deco" term originated from.

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Photograph of the Expo Grounds 1925

Photograph of the Expo Grounds 1925
The 1925 expo gave Jacques and his brother international acclaim for their modern pieces made of wood, metal, glass and other simplistic designs that rejected popular motifs of the era.

"What a lot of work to achieve simplicity." 
-Jacques Adnet

I have highlighted some beautiful pieces by Jacques Adnet below that I found for sale online:

This 1930's bookcase has brass nobs, glass sliding doors, and Ebony Madagascar veneer.
Price: $37,000

This 1950's desk is very reminiscent of steel desks of the same era. It is constructed with brass and wood and covered in green leather, see detail shot below.
Price: $68,000
1950's green leather desk detail shot.

1950's Lava & Iron enameled coffee table with underwater design.
Price: $7,800

This 1940's desk is composed of maple and brown leather. It features three swiveling drawers, side folio rack, and a hinged lamp.
Price: 67,500

 1940's maple & leather desk. Detail shot.

1940's Round wool rug with burnt orange swirl-vine pattern.
Price: $4000
1930's art deco wool rug.
Price $120,000

I will wrap up this weeks featured item post with some more pictures of our piece that we currently have for sale. Now is your chance to own a piece of art deco design history for only $200.

-Mike McFadden

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