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Jules Leleu Furniture

French, 1883-1961
French, 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 desks, dining tables and other furniture on 1stDibs show, 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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Creator: Jules Leleu
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

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, 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

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

Jules Leleu & Katsu Hamanaka, Lacquered Nesting Tables, France, circa 1925
By Jules Leleu, Katsu Hamanaka
Located in New York, NY
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 snugl...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Wood

Set of Ten Mahogany Sits by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
Exceptional set of ten "Elysee model" sits by Jules Leleu, 1946-1948, including eight chairs and two armchairs. Measure: Armchairs width 60 cm. Reference: F. Siriex, Les Leleu, de´c...
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1940s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

French Mid Century Ebony Bar by Art Deco Furniture Designer Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Miami, FL
An exquisite mid century bar by famed French Art Deco furniture designer, Jules Leleu (1883-1961), in fine Maccasar ebony with marquetry inlays in ebony, abalone & mother of pearl de...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Sycamore, Abalone, Mother-of-Pearl, Ebony

Art Deco Coffee Table by Jules Leleu in Collaboration with Katsu Hamanaka
By Jules Leleu
Located in North Miami, FL
Art Deco coffee table designed by Jules Leleu in collaboration with famous Japanese lacquer artist Katsu Hamanaka Made in France Circa: 1955.
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Rosewood, Lacquer

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

Set of Six Ocean Liner Armchairs by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Jules Leleu (1883-1961). Set of six beechwood armchairs, "fauteuils de paquebot", with coiled armrest supports, reupholstered with dark green leather, standing on four slightly arch...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Leather, Beech

Art Deco Inlay Cabinet by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in North Miami, FL
An exceptional Art Deco cabinet with shelves by The French designer Jules Leleu, on the most exquisite marquetry, and mother of pearl and ebony inlay dross with bonze accents along t...
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Mother-of-Pearl, Ebony, Rosewood

Set of 6 Art Deco Dining Chairs by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional set of six mahogany dining chairs, comprising four side chairs and two armchairs. Each with a serpentine outlined back. The arms being out swept, all having upholstere...
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20th Century Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Fine French Art Deco Armchair by Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
A fine French Art Deco stained beech "bridge" armchair by Leleu.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Fabric, Beech

Pair of Jules Leleu Armchairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
A pair of Jules Leleu armchairs.
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1950s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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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Brass, Metal

Jules Leleu, two Art Deco, Mahogany and Faux Leather Armchairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Jules Leleu, two Art Deco, mahogany and faux leather armchairs.
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Maison Leleu Modernist Round Table
By Jules Leleu
Located in Bridgewater, CT
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...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Brass

Pair of Upholstered Armchairs by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Palm Desert, CA
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...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

Art Deco Floor Lamp by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful Art Deco rosewood floor lamp with fine gilt bronze mounts by Jules Leleu, signed: Jules Leleu.
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1940s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Rosewood

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 6 French Late Art Deco Amboyna Dining/Armchairs, Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Hollywood, FL
These stunning chairs were made for a luxury cruise ship, likely the "Isle de France",pr the "Atlantique". as the house of Leleu was selected because their name corresponded with the...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Amboyna

Jules Leleu, Art Deco Side Chair, France, 1925
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
A lacquered walnut side chair designed by Jules Leleu with an elegant, tall back covered in a round upholstered cushion, and beautifully carved, tapered legs.
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Walnut

French Art Deco Cerused Oak Curved Desk by Jules Leleu
By André Arbus, Jules Leleu, Charles Dudouyt, Francisque Chaleyssin, Gio Ponti
Located in Houston, TX
French Art Deco cerused oak curved desk By Jules Leleu. This stunning French Modern limed oak desk has beautiful bronze hardware and sabots with bookshelves on the front side. This F...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Art Deco Coffee Table by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in North Miami, FL
Art Deco round coffee table by Jules Leleu, with mirrored top and rosewood pedestal and split three legs base with details in bronze. Made in France Circa: 1930 Signature: Stamped...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Brass

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, Midcentury Vitrine in Mahogany Parquetry, France, 1957
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
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 ...
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Metal, Bronze

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

Pair of Fine French Art Deco Mahogany Armchairs by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
A Pair of fine French Art Deco mahogany bridge armchairs by Jules Leleu. Price includes refinishing (satin - semi gloss finish). Re-upholstery not included.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Mahogany

Jean Prouve & Jules Leleu, Pair of Armchairs, 1936
By Jules Leleu, Jean Prouvé
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

Pair of Art Deco Bedside Chests by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paddock Wood Tonbridge, GB
A serpentine shaped sides and front pair of two drawer chests with saber legs covered in sycamore parqutry veneer and having peach mirror tops designed and produced in Paris by Jules...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Sycamore

French Art Deco Ebony de Macassar Marquetry and Bronze Mounted Credenza, J Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Hollywood, FL
Superb French Art Deco Ebony de Macassar Marquetry inlaid Bronze Mounted Credenza, inlaid with lemonwood and mother of pearl, documented In Book LELEU.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

French Art Deco Display Cabinet in Macassar by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Oakland, CA
Classic Art Deco cabinet by Jules Leleu exhibits the fine details of French Modernist Furniture that won awards in the important Parisian expositions of 1925 and 1937. His glamorous ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Macassar

Jules Leleu, Mahogany Art Deco Side Table, France, C. 1930
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
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...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Mahogany

Leleu French Art Deco Inlaid 2 Door Commode
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
French mid-century (1940-50s)65 palisander and marquetry inlaid commode with 2 doors having inlaid pearl & ebony floral design with gilt bronze sabot feet & trim (sycamore interior, ...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jules Leleu Furniture

Sofa and Pair of Armchairs by Jules Leleu, circa 1950
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
Sofa and two armchairs covered with beige fabric, each having a linear detachable wooden backrest slightly inclined, armrests ending in light windings and a base ending in golden hoo...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Wood

Rare Jules Leleu Art Deco Palisander and Marquetry Mother of Pearl Sideboard
By Jules Leleu
Located in Benington, Herts
A rare Art Deco commode / sideboard by Jules Leleu in palisander wood with ebony and mother of pearl inlaid marquetry and bronze mounts, by Jules Leleu (1883-1961) model number 2873....
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Mother-of-Pearl, Wood, Palisander

Jean Prouvé & Jules Leleu Reclining Chaise Longue for Martel de Janvile
By Jules Leleu, Jean Prouvé
Located in Antwerp, BE
Prouvé & Leleu, reclining chaises lounges, 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

Circular Lacquered Wood Low Table by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Montreal, QC
Circular brown "laque nuagé" lacquered wood low table by Jules Leleu resting on four oak legs joined by a patinated bronze "x' form stretcher. Signed on paper label under the top, J...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Wood

Art Deco French Jules Leleu style Sconces Brass & Crystal, Pair
By Jules Leleu
Located in Miami, FL
French Art Deco circa 1950 original pair of Jules Leleu style sconces, brass and crystal. Wired for US and in working condition each sconce takes one bulb max. 40 watts. Original ag...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Crystal, Metal, Brass

French Mid-Century Rosewood End Table, by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
French midcentury rosewood round end table with a floral inlaid top of mother of pearl and ebony supported on three scroll legs connected with a stretcher base (JULES LELEU). Jules...
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1940s French Neoclassical Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Glass, Rosewood

French Midcentury Double Torsade Jules Leleu Sconces
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French midcentury "double torsade" gilt metal sconces (JULES LELEU, stamped).
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jules Leleu Furniture

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Metal

Set of 8 Fine French Art Deco Dining Chairs by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
A set of 8 fine French Art Deco mahogany dining chairs (6 side and 2 arm) by Jules Leleu. Price includes refinishing (in process) with a satin finish. Documented: see pictures. ...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Mahogany

Fantastic French Art Deco Sideboard Credenza in Rosewood by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Kingston, NY
This fantastic Art Deco sideboard or credenza was designed and executed by Jules Leleu in a solid mahogany frame veneered in rosewood with a French polish finish and signed with apla...
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Jules Leleu, Dining Table, circa 1930
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
In veneer wood with a circular radiating veneer top, resting on three legs connected by a spacer.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Wood

Important French Bronze,Walnut,Parquetry & Mother of Pearl Credenza, Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Hollywood, FL
Important French bronze, walnut, parquetry & mother of pearl credenza, Jules Leleu.
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1940s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Fine French Art Deco Palisander and Marquetry Buffet / Commode by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
Jules Leleu: A fine French Art Deco Palisander and marquetry buffet / commode with bronze details. Signed.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

A Fine French Art Deco Walnut Music Cabinet or Sideboard by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
With two pairs of doors opening to four vinyl record storage compartments, a center drop front opens to receive a turntable and a center speaker compartment; center panel ornamented ...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

4 Fine French Art Deco Dining Chairs by Jules Leleu (2 arm chairs available)
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
Four fine French Art Deco walnut dining chairs by Jules Leleu. These chairs, with their original Aubusson tapestry, are represented in "Mobilier et Decoration" 1950 - see picture. T...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Tapestry, Walnut

Jules Leleu, Art Deco Mahogany Armchair, France, circa 1936
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
1930s armchair by Art Deco master Jules Leleu. Numbered on right back leg 15560.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Jules Leleu Pair of Roll-Back Armchairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Deco pair of armchairs by Jules Leleu, circa 1935. Please note these chairs are unrestored in the photographs. Four available. Priced per pair. JULES-EMILE LELEU (1883...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Walnut

French Art Deco Leleu Mahogany Kneehole Desk
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco large mahogany kneehole desk with bronze column design trim and leather top. (JULES LELEU)
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Detailed French Art Deco Table in the Manner of Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Detailed French Art Deco table in the manner of Jules Leleu. Drawer on each side of the table. Brass Details throughout rosewood, stained in two beautiful tones.
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1940s Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Rosewood

Jules Leleu Cabinet, France, 1956
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
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...
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20th Century French Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Elegant French Art Deco Macassar Game Table by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Montreal, QC
Elegant French game table in Macassar and ebony wood with an inset chest board. with gilded brass feet signed "Leleu" Literature: Sirex, The House of Leleu, 2008, p. 225.  
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Macassar

French parquetry Cabinet Armoire by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large cabinet with parquetry design by Jules Leleu Paris, Model no. 4178. Designed in 1951 and this example is dated to 1953. Functioning as an Armoire for wardrobe, the cabinet fe...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Jules Leleu, Set of Six Dining Chairs, France, C. 1957
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
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...
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Late 20th Century French Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

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 French Rosewood Diamond Marquetry Art Deco Sideboard, 1940's
By Jules Leleu
Located in Sofia, BG
Jules Leleu French rosewood diamond Marquetry Art Deco sideboard, 1940's This French Art Deco sideboard originates from the 1940s, It was produced by Maison Jules Leleu and is mad...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Rosewood

Jules Leleu furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Jules Leleu furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Jules Leleu furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 194 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Jules Leleu was created in Europe during the 20th century in Art Deco style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Jean Pascaud, Maurice Dufrêne and Maxime Old. Prices for Jules Leleu furniture may differ depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $890 and tops out at $225,000, while pieces like these can sell for $17,500 on average.

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