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.

Round Antique French Art Deco Rug by Leleu
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...
French Art Deco Jules Leleu Macassar and Mother-of-Pearl Cabinet
French Art Deco Jules Leleu Macassar and Mother...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Cabinets
Macassar, Mother-of-Pearl
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....
Lady's Writing Desk and Chair by Jules Leleu, circa 1930
Lady's Writing Desk and Chair by Jules Leleu, c...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables
Wood
Black lacquered wood small desk opening with a central drawer, corner tapered and facetted legs with gilded bronze foot. The seat is also in black lacquered wood, the seat and back c...
Single 'Double Torsade' Sconce Jules Leleu, France, Art Moderne, Ca. 1947
Single 'Double Torsade' Sconce Jules Leleu, Fra...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze
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...
Pair of Two-Arm Sconces, Jules Leleu, France, Art Moderne, 1940s
Pair of Two-Arm Sconces, Jules Leleu, France, A...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze, Glass
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....
A Fine French Art Deco Extendable Walnut Dining Table by Jules Leleu
A Fine French Art Deco Extendable Walnut Dining...
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Art Deco Dining Room Tables
Bronze, Walnut
A fine French Art Deco walnut dining table by Jules Leleu with two matching ends leaves. Bronze details. Length with the two leaves is 111" Stamped and numbered.
Maison Leleu, Rare Table Lamp, France, 1965
Maison Leleu, Rare Table Lamp, France, 1965
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Table Lamps
Bronze, Chrome
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...
Jules Leleu, Art Deco Floor Lamp, France, C. 1932
Jules Leleu, Art Deco Floor Lamp, France, C. 1932
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Floor Lamps
Chrome, Walnut
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...
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.
Dining Table by Jules Leleu
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 ...
Jules Leleu Unique Cabinet, France, 1933
Jules Leleu Unique Cabinet, France, 1933
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Cabinets
Walnut, Lacquer
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...
Jules Leleu, Walnut Cabinet, France, C. 1944
Jules Leleu, Walnut Cabinet, France, C. 1944
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Cabinets
Bronze, Walnut
Fine walnut four-door cabinet by Jules Leleu with bronze medallion by Champreix For an illustration of an identical cabinet, see Mobilier et Décoration, no. 5. December 1946. F...
Jules Leleu, Rare Floor Lamp, France, 1940s
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Art Deco Floor Lamps
Mahogany
Numbered: 20939 A luxuriant floor lamp with a tapered body that terminates in a disk-shaped base at its bottom. Around the central column of the lamp wraps a ribbon motif, achieve...
Jules Leleu, Vitrine, France, 1957
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Vitrines
Metal
Unique vitrine by Jules Leleu in mahogany marquetry, patinated metal and gilt bronze Numbered 33774 5697. Provenance: This vitrine was created for Mr. Renondin and is entered ...
Exceptional French Art Deco Buffet by J. Leleu
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sideboards
Brass, Mahogany, Rosewood, Sycamore
A grand French Art Deco palisander buffet by J. Leleu with mother of pearl inlay, marquetry and polished brass hardware. Interior veneered in sycamore.
Office Table by Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu, Jean Prouvé, Atelier Jean Prouvé
Vintage 1930s French Desks and Writing Tables
Set consisting of a office table and chair with angle structure. The whole being entirely lacquered in red-blood color. Furniture designed in 1934-35 for the sanatorium of Guébria...
Jules Leleu, Rare Barbière, France, 1926
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Vanities
Amboyna
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...
Jules Leleu, Golden Metal Art Deco French Vase,...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Vases
Metal
A highly unusual and beautiful Art Deco Vase by J. Leleu. France, 1930. Dimension: diameter 38 cm x H. 68 cm. the vase is designed to turn into a magnificent lamp. J. Leleu: "B...
Armchair by Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu, Jean Prouvé, Atelier Jean Prouvé
Vintage 1930s French Armchairs
Sheet Metal
Visitor chair, entirely lacquered in red-blood color. Furniture designed in 1934-35 for the sanatorium of Guébriant and sponsored by the French Army to the architects Abraham and ...
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 Amboyna Lounge Chair
Jules Leleu
20th Century Lounge Chairs
A beautiful Leleu lounge chair. Signed, Provenance accompanies.
Jules Leleu, Extension Center Table, France, C....
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Center Tables
Sycamore
Large center table/ extension dining table by Jules Leleu in sycamore marquetry with an inlaid ebony sunburst design in the center Signed "Leleu" on Ureformol plaque on the leg ...
Jules Leleu "Meuble feu d'Artifices," Fireworks...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Cabinets
Mahogany, Bronze, Mother-of-Pearl, Ebony
An exceptional, rare mahogany cabinet made by Jules Leleu the year after the war, featuring gilt bronze details and ornaments, and an elaborate, mother-of-pearl and ebony inlay by Me...
Side Table by Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu, Jean Prouvé, Atelier Jean Prouvé
Vintage 1930s French Side Tables
Sheet Metal
Side table in metal tube entirely lacquered in red-blood color. Furniture designed in 1934-35 for the sanatorium of Guébriant and sponsored by the French Army to the architects Ab...
Pedestal Table by Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Dining Room Tables
Cherry
Pedestal table by Jules Leleu A cherrywood segmented veneered pedestal table with polished bronze feet and trim produced by jules Leleu in 1956, model No. 28423 this table has a ris...
Cabinet by Jules Leleu, circa 1956
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Cabinets
Cherry
Cabinet by Jules Leleu, circa 1956. A cherry inlaid cabinet with polished bronze feet and trim produced by Jules Leleu in 1956, Model No. 28041, the cabinet features well crafter up...

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Jules Leleu Table
Jules Leleu
Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Tables
Mirror, Wood
Jules Leleu round table in oak with grey mirror top. Signed.
Six Art Deco Armchairs, Jules Leleu, France, 1920s
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Armchairs
Fabric, Wood
Six Art Deco armchairs by Jules Leleu on minimally curved front legs with brass sabots and slightly bent rear legs. The straight armrest rest on curved supports and the rounded backr...
Set of 12 Fine French Art Deco Walnut Dining Ch...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dining Room Chairs
Walnut
A set of twelve fine French Art Deco walnut dining chairs by Jules Leleu. Stamped Leleu. A matching table is also available, see pictures. Dimensions of the extendable table are W...
Large Fine French Art Deco Walnut Dining Table ...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Dining Room Tables
Chrome, Walnut
A large fine French Art Deco extendable walnut dining table with chrome details. 2 end leaves, possibility of 2 more.  
Fine French Art Deco Club Chair by Jules Leleu
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs
Fabric, Sycamore
A fine French Art Deco medium size upholstered club armchair by Jules Leleu with sycamore legs.
Jules Leleu Cabinet, France, 1956
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Cabinets
Mahogany, Glass, Bronze
Vitrine by Jules Leleu in mahogany marquetry with glass sliding doors and gilt bronze legs Bears its original label dated Nov 9th 1956, and is numbered on the back: 28332 Prove...
Jules Leleu, Vanity Cabinet, France, 1948
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Art Deco Cabinets
Brass, Palisander, Bronze
Rare palissander drop front vanity cabinet by Jules Leleu (1883-1961). The drop front opens to reveal an illuminated mirror in three sections Bibliography: An identical cabinet de...
French Art Deco Signed Jules Leleu Cabinet
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Art Deco Cabinets
This sunning French Art Deco cabinet is designed by famous artisan Jules Leleu. The cabinet reflects the craftsmanship and quality of the Art Deco period. The bronze trim is pictured...
Fine French Modern Fruitwood Sideboard or Buffe...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Fruitwood, Bronze
The rectangular top above five doors, three with panels, on eight splayed legs terminating in bronze sabots, paper label to back, Jules Leleu. Illustrated in House of Leleu page 388 ...
Jules Leleu Seating Suite
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Club Chairs
Leather
French Art Deco seating suite (sofa and pair of club chairs) by Jules Leleu, circa 1938. Model for the Presidential railroad car, France. Restored, refinished reupholstered with Spin...
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...
Pair of Jules Leleu Armchairs
Jules Leleu
20th Century French Lounge Chairs
A rare neoclassical pair of Jules Leleu armchairs in French walnut.
Pair of Leleu Style Sconces
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze
Superb pair of Jules Leleu style two-arm sconces custom brass backplate included US rewired and in working condition two lights, 60 watt max per light. Have a look on our the largest...
Pair of Jules Leleu Style Bronze Sconces, 2 Pai...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass, Bronze, Glass
Superb pair of Jules Leleu styles two arms sconces. US rewired and in working condition two light, 60 watts max bulb backplate, dimension 4 by 4.  
Pair of Jules Leleu Style Sconces,
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze
Nice pair of sconces in the manner of Jules Leleu. Two lights, 60 watts max per bulb. US rewired and in working condition. Sold with Shades dimensions: 5”H, 4.5” diam bottom base, 3....
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, Sycamore center table, France, c. ...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Center Tables
Bronze, Sycamore
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...
Pair of 1940s French Sconces in the Style of Ju...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze
Pair of two-tone brass and gun metal sconces, in the style of Jules Leleu. US rewired and in working condition. 60 watts max per bulb. Without shades : 7” H, 11" W, 4" D. 4 new paper...
Pair of Triple Arms Brass Sconces in the Style ...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Brass
Superb pair of triple arms brass sconces, Jules Leleu style. Three lights, 60 watt max per socket. US rewired and in working condition. Have a look on our the largest collection of F...
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
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 Armch...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Armchairs
Leather, Mahogany
Mahogany and leather visitor armchair by Jules Leleu. Marked with model number.
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 Or...
Jules Leleu
Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Armchairs
Mahogany, Tapestry, Bronze
The chair by Jules Leleu the tapestry designed from a tapestry by Paul 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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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