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Jules Leleu Furniture

Jules Leleu (France, 1883-1961)
Jules Leleu (France, 1883-1961)

A designer and ensemblier, Jules Leleu was one of the key authors of the Art Deco movement. While he did not win the fame of such contemporaries as Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Jean-Michel Frank, Leleu had a longer career and was easily their peer in the conception of trim, refined furniture forms and in the use of the opulent materials — from lacquer and ivory to sharkskin and exotic woods — that were a keynote of haute Art Deco design.

     Leleu was born into a family of artisans and decorators. Their firm, Maison Leleu, had existed since the 18th century and Jules would guide it through much of the 20th. (The business lasted until 1973, headed at the end by Jules's children.) He studied architecture, served as an aviator in World War I, and after the conflict took up design full-time. Leleu presented work at the 1925 exposition in Paris that gave us the term Art Deco, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York purchased a burl amboyna wood commode by Leleu directly from the show.

     As the furniture presented here shows, Leleu was a stickler for precision craft and preferred to let his materials do the talking — his furniture is generally spare and sleek; its presence is established by figuring (or patterning/graining) in the wood and the occasional marquetry medallion. He had a keen eye for currents in design, and an adaptable sensibility. Maison Leleu would embrace many of the starker forms of modernism after the 1940s, as well as new materials such as artificial lacquer and plastics (then considered cutting-edge rather than cheap). Jules Leleu is a guiding light of 20th-century modernism: a man whose work represents both a devotion to traditional handiwork and an appreciation for the next wave in design.

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Jules Leleu, Art Deco Tripod Floor Lamp in Chrome and Walnut, France, C. 1932
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco floor lamp in French walnut and chromed metal by Jules Leleu. Signed on base: J. Leleu. An identical floor lamp was exhibited in the two museum retrospectives on Leleu: Le...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Chrome

Jean Prouvé & Jules Leleu Reclining Chaise Longue for Martel de Janvile
By Jean Prouvé, Jules Leleu
Located in Antwerp, BE
Prouvé & Leleu, reclining chaises longues, for the Sanatorium Martel de Janville, 1937, France Manufactured by Les Ateliers Jean Prouvé Painted steel, oak, in original condition....
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1930s French Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Steel

Single 'Double Torsade' Sconce Jules Leleu, France, Art Moderne, Ca. 1947
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Gilded bronze two-light sconce composed of a round backplate issuing two candlearms in the shape of stylized intertwined ropes ending in shades. Signed and numbered on the reverse. L...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Art Deco Salon Set by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Coral Gables, FL
A salon set by Jules Leleu made out of a solid mahogany frame and upholstered in fabric. Made in France, circa 1935 Reference: House of Leleu by Francoise Siriex, Page 73.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Chenille, Mahogany, Rosewood

Jules Leleu, Art Deco Floor Lamp, Walnut and Chrome-Plated Bronze, France
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Fine modernist walnut and nickel-plated bronze torchiere by Jules Leleu (1883-1961), circa 1930. Referenced as floor lamp no. 1987 in Leleu's Livre de création (1932) Bibliogr...
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze, Chrome

Jules Leleu, Art Deco Sofa with Rounded Back, French, 1930s
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
A lush, upholstered sofa with rounded arms, back, and feet. These last, executed in French polished beech, serve as a charming, subtle accent. Numbered: P25137 For an illustrat...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Upholstery, Beech

Art Deco Game Table Set by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Coral Gables, FL
A game or card table in sycamore dark stained wood veneer upon a solid mahogany frame designed by Leleu, with four bridge chairs. Made in France, circa 1935 Signature: Leleu plaqu...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Fruitwood

Jules Leleu, Art Deco Tripodal Floor Lamp, Walnut and Chrome, France, circa 1930
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
This elegant floor lamp, a design from the early 1930s by Jules ?Leleu, features a tapered stem in walnut veneer--a long vertical element that unites the playfully complementary shap...
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Chrome

French Art Deco Jules Leleu Macassar and Mother-of-Pearl Cabinet
By Jules Leleu
Located in Miami, FL
Rare and magnificent Art Deco Macassar ebony and mother-of-pearl inlaid cabinet. Front part inlaid in mother-of-pearl and ebony. Slightly curved front doors. Signed piece by Jules L...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Macassar, Mother-of-Pearl

Maison Leleu, Red Lacquer Dining Table, France, 1957
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Designed for the Villa Me´dy Roc in Cap d’Antibes (South of France), for which Maison Leleu was chosen to provide new furniture, lighting, and carpets in 1957. This was one of their ...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Jules Leleu, Sycamore Center Table, France, c. 1948
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Sycamore center table or extension dining table, with gilt bronze trim. Signed on Ureformol plaque on the pedestal. For illustrations of identical models, see: Ensembles Mobilier...
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1940s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

A Fine French Art Deco Walnut Extendable Dining Table by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
Fine French 1950s walnut dining / writing table with two ends pull-out leaves and bronze details (sabots). Width is 110" when fully extended.  
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Jules Leleu, Art Deco Barbière, Mirrored Glass & Amboyna, France, 1926
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
A fine and rare shaving stand by Jules Leleu in amboyna with silver plated bronze ornaments and its original mirror. Signed "J Leleu" This barbiere was designed by Leleu for th...
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20th Century French Jules Leleu Furniture

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Amboyna

Art Deco Sideboard Designed and Executed by J&M Leleu, Paris, 1930s
By Jules Leleu
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An Art Deco sideboard designed and executed by J&M Leleu, Paris (Jules and Marcel Leleu atelier). Art Deco Complete, Alastair Duncan p.420 Palisander wood with ivorine handles ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Marble

Jean Prouve & Jules Leleu, Pair of Armchairs, 1936
By Jean Prouvé, Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu, 1936 Pair of armchairs for Martel de Janville Sanatorium, Plateau d'Assy, France Fabrication Ateliers Jean Prouvé Enameled steel, upholstery Proven...
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1930s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Steel

1940 Pair of Neoclassical Bronze Wall Lights Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of neoclassical bronze wall lights Jules Leleu, 1940 Composed of a trapezoidal base in blackened bronze highlighted by a gilded bronze band on the upper and lower part of the w...
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1940s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Brass

Jules Leleu Bronze Mounted and Inlaid Console Table
By Jules Leleu
Located in Hudson, NY
France, two-tier, bow-fronted table with three frieze drawers inlaid with mother of pearl and ebony flower bursts, mirror-paneled lower section, and wonderfully variegated grey and b...
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1930s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Art Deco Rosewood Sideboard by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in London, GB
An Art Deco mahogany sideboard by Jules Leleu (1883-1961), the two curved doors centered by a diamond patterned marquetry, on sabre legs with bronze mounts, internally veneered in sy...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Jules Leleu Dining Table, 1930s
By Jules Leleu
Located in London, GB
A distinctive richly polished Jules Leleu dining table, circa 1937. With elegant curved lines and the remarkable sweeping arched legs finished in gilt brass. The moulded finials a...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Wood

Jules Leleu, a Pair of Two Door Cabinets, France, circa 1948
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
This exceptional matched pair of two door cabinets was made in the aftermath of the war, a time when Jules Leleu was returning to the Deco splendor of plush, exotic materials. This p...
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1940s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Jules Leleu Inlaid Card and Games Table
By Jules Leleu
Located in London, GB
A luxurious Marquetry card and games table by Jules Leleau of Paris with an inlaid sycamore and ebony chess board surrounded with scrolls and swags of exquisite craftsmanship. The si...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Fruitwood

Jules Leleu, Mahogany Writing Table, France, circa 1940
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Mahogany and gilt bronze writing table with two drawers by Jules Leleu For an illustration of an identical table, see Siriex, Françoise. The House of Leleu. New York: Hudson Hills...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Signed Jules Leleu French Art Deco Bookmatched Rosewood Cabinet or Bibliothèque
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
This stunning and important cabinet / Bibliothèque as realized by the celebrated French designer Jules Leleu in France, circa 1930. The piece executed in bookmatched rosewood offers ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Rosewood

Pair of Rosewood Armchairs, Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in CH
Jules Leleu (1883-1961) Superb condition of two authentic armchairs, rosewood and burgundy silk with flower pattern. Measures: 102 x 55 x 50 x 47 cm.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Rosewood

Table Signed Jules Leleu, circa 1940, France
By Jules Leleu
Located in CH
Small rectangular table, diamond-inlaid veneer wood, brass, numbered and signed Jules Leleu (1883-1961), circa 1940, France. Measures: 65/84/49 cm.  
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Rosewood

Table Signed Jules Leleu, circa 1940, France
By Jules Leleu
Located in CH
Console table signed Jules Leleu (1883-1961), circa 1940, France.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Rosewood

Jules Leleu Sycamore Cabinet
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
This exceptional sycamore cabinet has shelves on both sides. The center section has two drawers and one section of shelves and original glass handles. It is signed on the inside of t...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Sycamore

Jules Leleu, Large Lacquered Walnut Cabinet, France, 1933
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Unique and important Art Deco four-door cabinet in walnut with lacquered doors and nickel-plated details. Lacquer work by Katsu Hamanaka (1895-1982). Provenance: This cabinet w...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Walnut, Lacquer

Jules Leleu, Pair of Armchairs, France, circa 1950
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
For an illustration of a similar armchair, see Siriex, Franc¸oise. The House of Leleu. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2008. 256. For a sketch of this model, see Siriex, Franc¸oise....
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Mahogany

Jules Leleu, Pair of Art Deco Side Chairs, France, 1925
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
The house of Leleu rose to prominence in the 1920s during the Art Deco period, and became known for the ornate classicism of its richly refined furniture and lavish interiors. All...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Macassar

Jules Leleu Atelier Jean Prouve Reading Table
By Jean Prouvé, Jules Leleu
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jules Leleu (designer) and Ateliers Jean Prouvé reading table for Martel de Janville Sanatorium, Plateau d'Assy, France, 1936. Enameled steel, laminate over wood, and chrome-plated s...
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Mid-20th Century French Jules Leleu Furniture

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Metal

Jules Leleu, Fine Art Deco Standing Mirror / Vanity, France, circa 1928
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
A fine and rare vanity with a pleasing asymmetrical form, ample storage, nickel-plated hardware and pulls, and a beautiful oval, rimless mirror. This piece was custom made for Vig...
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1920s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Nickel

1930s Designer Coffee Table Designed by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, Ile de France
Round coffee table designed by Jules Leleu (France, 1883-1961) circa 1940s Coffee table with circular glass resting on a cylindrical walnut stand, resting on three feet with gilded...
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1940s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Pair of "Jules Leleu" Bronze Chandeliers, French, circa 1940s
By Jules Leleu
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Pair of "Jules Leleu" bronze chandeliers, French, circa 1940s, each with four downward turning arms and conical candle nozzles. Measure: Height 21" Provenance: Tepper Galleries ...
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1940s Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Glass

Elegant Art Deco Period Sycomore Gueridon by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Montreal, QC
Elegant Art Deco period Sycomore gueridon by Jules Leleu with polychrome laminate top.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Sycamore

Elegant Art Deco Walnut Gueridon by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Montreal, QC
Elegant Art Deco walnut gueridon by Jules Leleu with marble top Signed: "Leleu"
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Walnut

Very Fine Mahogany Art Deco Buffet by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Montreal, QC
Very fine mahogany Art Deco buffet by Jules Leleu. Two fronts doors intricately decorated with marquetry fitted with fine cast gilded bronze mounts Reference Françoise Siriex, Lele...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Mahogany

Jules Leleu, Pair of Oak Armchairs, France, circa 1948
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Pair of oak armchairs by Jules Leleu (1883-1961) Provenance: Originally from the collection of Jean Leleu, Paris Bibliography: The House of Leleu by Françoise Siriex, New Yo...
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20th Century French Jules Leleu Furniture

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Upholstery, Oak

1950s Vintage Jules Leleu French Art Deco Brass Wall Sconces, Sold as Set of Six
By Jules Leleu
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Jules Leleu polished brass and glass pair of sconces, attributed to Jules Leleu. Three pairs available. Professionally rewired. Original porcelain socket. Total of 6 sconces availabl...
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1940s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Crystal, Bronze

Walnut Marquetry Sideboard, Signed Jules Leleu, 1945
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
The walnut sideboard with 3 doors, each showing walnut parquetry with brass and tin marquetry, opening to reveal drawers and shelves. The whole with pen-line brass mounts and support...
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1940s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Brass

Signed Jules Leleu Curved Facade Parquetry Pattern Credenza, France, 1940s
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
1940s French signed Jules Leleu oak credenza. Diamond pattern parquetry veneer on doors and top. Curved facade with four doors. Sculptural legs. Original ornate brass hardware. ...
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1940s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Oak

Jules Leleu Pair of Pink Faux Leather Armchairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jules Leleu, armchairs, pink leatherette, brass and stained beech, France, 1957. This set of two elegant armchairs in wood and pink-purple leatherette upholstery, and are made out o...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Brass

Jules Leleu, Modernist Settee, Mahogany, Brass, Bouclé, 1960s, France
By Jules Leleu, Maison Leleu
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A modernist settee, sofa or loveseat. Designed by Jules Leleu in the 1960s and produced by his own firm, Maison Leleu. Executed in lacquered mahogany, brass, and new high-end bou...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Brass

Set of Four Chairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
Set of four oak chairs with rounded backs, scrolled uprights supporting the armrests resting on brass shoes. Covered in offwhite mohair.
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Oak

Pair of Club Armchairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
Rounded legs in stained wood, covered with off-white mohair.
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1640s French Art Deco Antique Jules Leleu Furniture

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Mohair, Wood

Jules Leleu Double Pedestal Mahogany Art Deco Desk with Gilt Bronze Details
By Jules Leleu
Located in St. Louis, MO
Jules Leleu (1883-1961) double-fronted mahogany and brass desk, circa 1935. Having two set of four pedestal drawers and a single frieze drawer, accented in gilt bronze. Inset with p...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Maison Leleu, Rare Table Lamp, France, 1965
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Fine and rare patinated and nickeled bronze table lamp by Leleu This piece is entered under number 6008 as “Lampe de bureau” in Leleu’s "Livre des creations" (the entry log / lis...
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20th Century French Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze, Chrome

Art Deco Floor Lamp by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish French Art Deco lamp is by Jules Leleu and was acquired from a Palm Beach estate. Note: Requires two bayonette based light bulbs. Note: There is a line switch on t...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Metal, Brass

Jules Leleu Gueridon, circa 1930, France
By Jules Leleu
Located in Girona, Spain
Jules Leleu Gueridon, Made with mahogany and plated brass, circa 1930, France. Classic Art Deco design Sunburst table top 4 Art Deco designed Legs positioned on a pedestal base ...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Brass

Round Rug
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
Circular woollen carpet with geometrical decoration.
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Wool

Rectangular Rug
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
Large rectangular woollen rug with polychrome diamond decoration on a cream background. Signed lower left "Leleu".
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Wool

Leleu-Deshaye Leather and Chrome Armchairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Leleu-Deshaye leather and chromed steel, original leather and chrome. Measures: Arm height 24 1/2".
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jules Leleu Furniture

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Leather

Pair of "Draperie" French Art Deco Wall Sconces signed by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Bronx, NY
A pair of French Art Deco wall sconces known as "Draperie" by the French Master "Jules Leleu", two-armed, in brushed bronze with crystal accent. (signature in the last image). Sconc...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Jules Leleu Acanthes Sconces, 1947
By Jules Leleu
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Jules Leleu has been a key figure as an interior designer during the 20th century for his classicism, elegance and timeless taste. L Élysée, Eisenhower house, boats, rich clientele ...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Fine French Art Deco Burl Walnut Sideboard by Jules Leleu (documented)
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
Jules Leleu: A fine French Art Deco burled walnut sideboard by, with six doors, five central drawers and chromes hardware. This sideboard is part of an emblematic dining set design...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Chrome

Jules Leleu, Mahogany and Leather Armchair, France, circa 1945
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Mahogany and leather visitor armchair by Jules Leleu. Marked with model number.
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1940s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Jules Leleu Chair
By Jules Leleu
Located in Antwerp, BE
Art Deco armchair by Jules Leleu, France, 1940s In mahogany with gilt bronze sabots with the original silk buttoned upholstery, very much 'dans son jus' We can reupholster this ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Brass

Jean Prouvé & Jules Leleu Bed from the Martel de Janville Sanatorium, circa 1936
By Jean Prouvé, Jules Leleu
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A great example of a bed design by Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu from the Martel de Janville Sanatorium, Plateau d'Assy, circa 1936.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jules Leleu Furniture

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Enamel, Steel

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