Jules Leleu Furniture

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.

Pair of Upholstered Armchairs by Jules Leleu
Pair of Upholstered Armchairs by Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Upholstery, Walnut
This stylish pair of armchairs designed by legendary designer and decorator Jules Leleu Reaganism their model number (25) 059 to the inside of the rear leg. Beautiful polished walnut...
Exquisite French Art Deco Sideboard Credenza in Rosewood by Jules Leleu
Exquisite French Art Deco Sideboard Credenza in...
Jules Leleu, Leleu Decorateurs
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sideboards
Bronze, Mother-of-Pearl, Ebony, Mahogany, Rosewood
This exquisite Art Deco sideboard or credenza was designed and executed by Jules Leleu in a solid mahogany frame veneered in Indian rosewood and finished in a high gloss lacquer. It ...
Fine Late Art Deco Ebony De Macassar Dining Table by Jules Leleu
Fine Late Art Deco Ebony De Macassar Dining Tab...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Dining Room Tables
Bronze, Ebony, Macassar
Overall in ebony de Macassar with bronze mounts and sabots, Leleu label to underside. Can be sold with buffet and chairs or separately, Jules Leleu.
Jules Leleu Pair of Pink Faux Leather Armchairs
Jules Leleu Pair of Pink Faux Leather Armchairs
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Brass, Faux Leather, Beech
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 ...
Jules Leleu, Mahogany and Leather Visitor Armchair, France, C. 1945
Jules Leleu, Mahogany and Leather Visitor Armch...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Armchairs
Leather, Mahogany
Mahogany and leather visitor armchair by Jules Leleu. Marked with model number.
Jean Prouvé & Jules Leleu, Pair of Armchairs, circa 1936
Jean Prouvé & Jules Leleu, Pair of Armchairs, c...
Jules Leleu, Jean Prouvé
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel
Excellent pair of armchairs by Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu from Martel de Janville Sanatorium, Plateau d'Assy, France, circa 1936.
Fine Late Art Deco Ebony De Macassar Buffet by Jules Leleu
Fine Late Art Deco Ebony De Macassar Buffet by ...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Buffets
Wood
Overall in ebony de Macassar, with four doors and bronze trim, Leleu label to inside of door. Can be sold together with matching dining table and chairs or sold separately. Jules L...
Fine Late Art Deco Mahogany Open Armchair in Original Tapestry, Jules Leleu
Fine Late Art Deco Mahogany Open Armchair in Or...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs
Bronze, Tapestry, Mahogany
The chair by Jules Leleu the tapestry designed from a tapestry by Paul Leleu.
Fine Set of Eight Late Art Deco Ebony De Macassar Dining Chairs, Jules Leleu
Fine Set of Eight Late Art Deco Ebony De Macass...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
En suite with dining table and sideboard, can be sold separately or with table, literature, house of Jules Leleu.
Jules Leleu Low Round Table
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass
A Jules Leleu rosewood and chromium-plated metal and glass low table. Literature: Viviane Jutheau, Jules and Andre Leleu, 1989, page 75 for a similar example done by Leleu for the ...
Art Deco Sideboard by Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Sideboards
Brass, Mother-of-Pearl, Ebony, Rosewood
Jules Leleu (1883-1961). Rare rosewood and ebony sideboard/ "meuble d"appui" decorated with a floral intarsia of green snail and mother-of-pearl, legs with gilded b...
Pair of "Draperie" Wall Sconces by Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze, Fabric, Glass
A pair of French Art Deco "Draperie" wall sconces by Jules Leleu, two-armed, in gilt bronze, crystal and fabric shades.
Sofa Three-Seat by Jules Leleu, France 1940's -...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Sofas
Upholstery, Wood
Sofa three-seat by Jules Leleu, France 1940s, new upholstery.
Jules Leleu Armchairs with Burgundy-Pink Leathe...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Brass, Faux Leather, Beech
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 ...
Pair of Jules Leleu Armchairs
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Lounge Chairs
A rare neoclassical pair of Jules Leleu armchairs in French walnut.
Fine Jules Leleu Designed Bar Cabinet
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Bronze, Mahogany
A fine Jules Leleu designed modernist two-door bar cabinet. Mahogany marquetry details on the doors, resting on patinated gilt bronze legs. Interior door shelves crafted in polis...
Jean Prouvé & Jules Leleu, Dining Table, circa ...
Jules Leleu, Jean Prouvé, Atelier Jean Prouvé
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Heres a early dining table by Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu from the Martel de Janville Sanatorium, circa 1935.
Two Fine French Art Deco Mahogany Side Tables b...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Two fine French Art Deco mahogany side tables by Jules Leleu. Measure: Bigger one is H 25" x W 15 3/4" x D 15 1/2" Smaller one is H 23" x W 15 3/4" x D 11 1/2".  
Beautiful Art Deco Coffee Table by Leleu
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Wood
This beautiful Art Deco coffee table was designed and executed by Atelier Leleu. The frame made out of solid Mahogany and veneered in palisander with a stunning marquetry in inlaid s...
Round Antique French Art Deco Rug by Leleu
Jules Leleu
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Persian Rugs
Wool
Art Deco rugs, the deco period was an international design movement from 1920s-1940s. It produced a mix of many different styles borrowing design influences from neoclassical, constr...
Blond Mahogany Marquetry Sideboard by Jules Lel...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Bronze, Mother-of-Pearl, Ebony, Mahogany
Sideboard signed by Jules Leleu. Stamped Leleu Paris and made in France. Numbered 31234. Geometric merquetry in blond mahogany veneer. Four frontal doors with double net of ebony and...

Jules Leleu Buffet

By Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu Buffet
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Buffets
Bronze
This exceptional rosewood and bronze buffet was designed and signed by Jules Leleu, the legendary French furniture designer of the last century. The buffet features three slightly cu...
Exceptional Pair of Torch Sconces with Blown Gl...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze, Glass
Jules Leleu (1883–1961). An exceptional pair of single-branch torch sconces.  Gunmetal and polished bronze mounts, blown bubble-filled glass shade with white bubbled inner shade. Fr...
Jules Leleu, Gilt-Metal Floor Lamp, France, C. ...
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Floor Lamps
Metal
Gilt-metal and glass floor lamp by Jules Leleu. Signed: J LELEU For an illustration of similar floor lamps, see: Siriex, Françoise. The House of Leleu. New York: Hudson Hills Press...
Jules Leleu, Set of Six Dining Chairs, France, ...
Jules Leleu
Late 20th Century French Dining Room Chairs
Bronze
A set of six mahogany dining chairs with bronze sabots by Jules Leleu Each numbered: 30046 For a sketch of this model, see Siriex, Françoise. The House of Leleu. New York: Huds...
Jules Leleu, Set of Three Mahogany Side Chairs,...
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Side Chairs
Bronze
Set of three side chairs by Jules Leleu in mahogany with gilt bronze sabots For an illustration of identical armchairs, see: Ensembles Mobiliers. Vol. 5, 1943. Paris: Bibliothèqu...
Jules Leleu, Mahogany Vanity, France, 1945
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Vanities
Bronze
Mahogany writing table or vanity by Jules Leleu with its original mirror, and patinated and gilt bronze details Signed "JLeleu" on upper front leg Provenance: Designed by Leleu...
Jules Leleu, Secretary Cabinet, France, C. 1930
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Art Deco Cabinets
Bronze, Walnut
Art Deco drop front secretary / cabinet in French walnut with nickeled bronze ornaments by Jules Leleu Provenance: A residence near Pau in the Pyrénées, southwestern France. Fo...
Leleu Art Deco Pair of Wall Sconces
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze, Crystal, Glass
Travail Francais, 1940s wall sconces attributed to Leleu. In nickeled bronze with cut-crystal elements. (Two pairs are available.) Height: 6 1/3”, width: 8 2/3”.

Jules Leleu Console

By Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu Console
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Console Tables
Classic French Art Deco console in ash and ash veneers. Presented at the 1927 Salon des Artistes Decorateurs in Paris. Pictured in the SAD portfolio.
Jules Leleu & Katsu Hamanaka, Lacquered Nesting...
Jules Leleu, Katsu Hamanaka
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Nesting Tables and Stacking Tables
Wood
Stamped. One of a number of collaborations between the French designer and Japanese lacquer master, these tables, a set of three with rectangular tops and rounded corners, fit snu...
Pair of Fine French Art Deco Walnut Visitor Arm...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs
A pair of fine French Art Deco upholstered walnut visitor armchairs by Leleu. A swivel desk armchair is available (see last 4 pictures), not included in price.
Fine French Art Deco Swivel Desk Chair on a Wal...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
A fine French Art Deco swivel desk armchair on a walnut quadripod base by Leleu.  
Jules Leleu, Art Deco, Two-Tiered Side Table wi...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Carts and Bar Carts
Brass, Glass, Wood
Remarkable Art Deco, two-tiered table with blue-backed, glass topped, removable top, brass handles, and swirled supports.
Desk Chair by Jules Leleu, France, Art Moderne,...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Chairs
Mahogany
Pivoting mahogany desk chair with an in-curved backrest and armrest with scroll supports, raised on a large square column on an X-form platform. Numbered 25635. Literature: F. Siriex...
A Fine French Art Deco Dining Table by Jules Le...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Dining Room Tables
Jules Leleu: Fine French Art Deco burled walnut dining table with chromed pedestal bases. Possibility of ends extension leaves. This table is part of an emblematic dining set designe...
Pair of Two-Arm Sconces, Jules Leleu, France, A...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze
Gilded bronze with faceted glass, cast with tendril contours and drapery. Literature: Siriex's Leleu Decorateurs Ensembliers, Paris 2007, pages 47, 221, and 343. Two pairs available....
Jules Leleu, Pair of Art Deco Side Chairs, Fran...
Jules Leleu
Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chairs
Mahogany, Walnut
Designed by the famed design firm's patriarch Jules Leleu in the mid-1920's, these side chairs are an example of Art Deco at its apotheosis.
Fine Art Deco Sideboard by Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Bronze, Mother-of-Pearl, Rosewood
Jules Leleu (1883-1961). An important rosewood cabinet, decorated with a spray of inlay mother-of-pearl flowers and butterflies, legs with gilded bronze sabots. With the original ...
Jules Leleu Rectangular Coffee Table
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Rosewood
Jules Leleu (1883-1961). Rosewood marquetry, with gilded bronze accents side table. Signed, numbered and dated 1953. Measures: Height 21”, length 27”, depth 19”.
Maison Leleu Modernist Round Table
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Gueridon
Brass
Jules Leleu (1883-1961). Modernist circular pedestal table, with green lacquered tray top resting on a beige painted drum, with chrome footrest, 1950's. Model illustrated on page 94...
Pair of Art Deco Wall Sconces by Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Glass
A rare pair of sconces in gilded brass with clear and frosted glass inserts and frosted shades. (Two pairs available.) Ref: Period illustration as displayed inside the paquetbot &quo...
Jules Leleu Parquetry-Top Coffee Table
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables
French Art Deco coffee table in walnut, circa 1945, model designed for a French oceanliner.
Jules Leleu Palisander Parquetry Credenza
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Palisander
A three-door sideboard, classically designed with an Art Deco inspiration. The three doors with parquetry inlay, polished bronze mounts and columnar sides ending in tubular legs with...
Jules Leleu Pair of Roll-Back Armchairs
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs
French Art Deco pair of armchairs (two pairs available) by Jules Leleu, circa 1935. Please note these chairs are unrestored in the photographs. Priced per pair.
Jules Leleu Pair of Club Chairs and Also a Thir...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Club Chairs
French Art Deco pair of club chairs and a single club chair in the same style by Jules Leleu, circa 1935. Measures: 28" wide x 32" deep x 28" high. All three chairs are unrestore...
Set of Six French Art Deco Solid Mahogany Dinin...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs
Mahogany
Monumental set of six French Art Deco solid mahogany dining chairs by Jules Leleu, the chair frames are in excellent condition. Reupholstery is vinyl recommended for all six dining c...

Jules Leleu Armchair

By Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu Armchair
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Armchairs
Mahogany
Armchair by Jules Leleu in mahogany with gilt bronze sabots with the original silk buttoned upholstery.
Dining Table by Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dining Room Tables
Oak
Rare and important oak dining table with two extensions by Jules Leleu. "U" shaped uprights of the table are a significant detail which highlights the classic style of Art ...
French Art Deco Jules Leleu Macassar and Mother...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Cabinets
Mother-of-Pearl, Macassar
Rare and magnificent Art Deco Macassar ebony and mother-of-pearl inlaid cabinet. Front part inlaid in mother-of-pearl and ebony. Three doors, lightly movemented on the front part....
Jules Leleu, Rare Armchair, France, C. 1958
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Armchairs
Bronze
Armchair by Jules Leleu with mahogany legs and gilt bronze sabots. Provenance: Commissioned by Mr. Rosset  
Jules Leleu, Pair of Oak Armchairs, France, C. ...
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Armchairs
Upholstery, Oak
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...
Jules Leleu, Mahogany Side Table, France, C. 1930
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Side Tables
Fine early Art Deco two-tiered flamed mahogany side table by Jules Leleu (1883-1961) Illustrated in Mobilier et Décoration 1931, p. 490 and p. 491 (Interiors of the Comtesse de Ma...
Maison Leleu, Pair of Club Armchairs, France, C...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1960s French Club Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
Pair of club chairs by Maison Leleu Provenance: Private collection, Boulevard Suchet, Paris, France Leleu designed and furnished two apartments for this highly successful Frenc...

Jean Prouvé Armchair

By Jules Leleu
Jean Prouvé Armchair
Jules Leleu, Jean Prouvé, Atelier Jean Prouvé
Vintage 1930s French Armchairs
Steel
Enameled steel armchair for Martel de Janville Sanatorium, Plateau d'Assy. Ateliers Jean Prouvé, 1936.
Fine Art Deco Coffee Table by Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Brass, Glass, Sycamore
Jules Leleu (1883-1961). A modernist French Art Deco mirrored table, created circa 1936. In sycamore, with gilt bronze accents. Signed and referenced in "Mobilier et Decorati...
Set of Six Ocean Liner Armchairs by Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs
Leather, Beech
Jules Leleu (1883-1961). Set of six beechwood armchairs, "fauteuils de paquebot", with coiled armrest supports, reupholstered with dark green leather, standing on four sli...
Coffee Table, Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1960s Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Very beautiful coffee table of Jules Leleu In Rio rosewood Sun plating 3 foot in bronze Measures: Diameter 80 cm high 40 cm Perfect condition, circa 1960.  
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