IMG 3400

Extraordinary Writing Cabinet by Jules Leleu

Circa 1946, Jules Leleu (1883 - 1961)

An excep­tion­al, rose­wood writ­ing sec­re­tary made ca. 1946 by Jules Leuleu (1883- 1961) fea­tur­ing gilt bronze orna­ments and a moth­er-of-pearl and ebony inlay in the form of a flower bou­quet and a feath­er by André Mes­sager; fit­ted with a draw­er, two doors, and a leather writ­ing sur­face; raised on taper­ing legs ter­mi­nat­ing in brass feet.

The inner part in sycamore, fit­ted with sev­er­al shelves, two draw­ers and a light, the mounts in bronze doré; signed moth­er-of-pearl label L. Leleu

Jules Leleu (18821961) was an excep­tion­al french fur­ni­ture design­er who start­ed his busi­ness in the Dec­o­rat­ing field until he even­tu­al­ly focused on fur­ni­ture mak­ing after World War I. He opened a Gallery in Paris, Mai­son Leleu,” in 1924 and won a grand prize for his exhi­bi­tion at the 1925 Expo­si­tion Indus­trielle et Arts Dec­o­rat­ifs. Leleu is well known for the French Embassies’ design of sev­er­al nations, the Grand Salon of the Ambas­sadors in Gene­va, and sev­er­al ocean liners.

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Writing Secretary W: 68 cm, D: 39 cm, H: 130,5 cm
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HM Leleu D Schluessel
HM Leleu D Licht