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Lot 1052: Jaques Adnet, Fr., Modernist Desk for Hermes

20th C. Art & Design from the Bruce Willis Collection & Other Owners

by Litchfield County Auctions Inc

December 1, 2016

Litchfield, CT, USA

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  • Jaques Adnet, Fr., Modernist Desk for Hermes
  • Jaques Adnet, Fr., Modernist Desk for Hermes
  • Jaques Adnet, Fr., Modernist Desk for Hermes
  • Jaques Adnet, Fr., Modernist Desk for Hermes
  • Jaques Adnet, Fr., Modernist Desk for Hermes
  • Jaques Adnet, Fr., Modernist Desk for Hermes
  • Jaques Adnet, Fr., Modernist Desk for Hermes
  • Jaques Adnet, Fr., Modernist Desk for Hermes
  • Jaques Adnet, Fr., Modernist Desk for Hermes
  • Jaques Adnet, Fr., Modernist Desk for Hermes
   
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Description: Jaques Adnet, French, 1900-1984, Hand stitched leather over metal, wood writing surfaced desk for Hermes,c.1960, pivoted drawer sold with Bellini for Cassina Italian leather side chair, chair bears makers label to underside. Note: See letter from Tom Thomas. This desk was a gift to the consignor from Paul Manno, who at the time of the gift was the head of Jansen New York. (AMYG8100/2) {MM}


Property Title:
From the Collection of Amy Greene, NYC.

“Greene, 83, was one of Monroe's closest friends and confidantes. She was the Cuban model-turned-housewife of Milton Greene, a celebrity photographer who first photographed Monroe in 1953; hit it off with her; and had her as his and Amy's houseguest at their home in Weston, Connecticut, where they lived with their infant son, for four years (1954-1957) while Monroe, at the height of her fame, took a hiatus from living and working in Hollywood, and eventually returned on her own terms, as the co-chief -- with Milton -- of her own production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions” (As reported in the Hollywood Reporter)

Measurements: Desk: 38 "H x 41"W x 20"D, Chair: 32"H x 19"W x 19"D

Condition: Use wear, surface scratches to wood, some stains and wear to leather, chair with heavy use wear and fading

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