Jacques Adnet and Jacques Lenoble - Design New York Tuesday, June 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Eric Philippe, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    "La céramique," Mobilier et Décoration, December 1960, p. 31 for the tile design

  • Catalogue Essay

    Phillips would like to thank Alain-René Hardy, author of Jacques Adnet (2009), for his assistance cataloguing the present lot.

    A master of modern design, Jacques Adnet remains acclaimed for his deft handling of materials, building an oeuvre characterized by elegant invention over the course of his six-decade career. Born at the turn of the century, Adnet attended the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where he studied under architect Charles Louis Genuys. He quickly gained recognition for his seamless merging of medium and form, employing such materials as glass, parchment covered wood, and various metals. Adnet created lighting and furniture born distinctly of the Art Deco spirit, though timeless in their refined configuration. La Compagnie des Arts Français, an interior design firm founded in 1919, named Adnet director in 1927. During this period, he collaborated with several noted designers, including Charlotte Perriand, René Herbst and Jacques Lenoble. A noted French ceramicist, Lenoble introduced fine mosaic tiling to Adnet’s furniture; the present lot comes from this fruitful collaboration. Lenoble applied ivory and rose-colored tiles to the oak table in a triangular composition, elevating the furnishing into a sumptuous ceramic composition.


Coffee table

circa 1945
Oak, glazed ceramic tiles.
17 5/8 x 35 x 32 3/4 in. (44.8 x 88.9 x 83.2 cm)
Produced by La Compagnie des Arts Français, Paris, France.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $16,380

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New York Auction 7 June 2022