Jacques Quinet was born in 1918. He studied architecture and opened his own interior architecture and design firm in 1946, on Rue Fortuny in Paris. He continued to work and show his creations there until the mid-1980s. In 1947, he began participating in art and industrial exhibitions and the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs. He provided furnishings for many private clients in France, America, and Iran; worked for the French Ministry of Culture, Air France, and the SNCF railway; and decorated the ocean liners La Bourdonnais in 1954 and Pasteur in 1966. He was partial to fine cabinetwork—as shown by his well-proportioned furniture made with light-colored woods, Cuban mahogany, or rich lacquers—and to bronze ornaments in the classical tradition. He passed away in 1992.