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Jules Leleu Seating

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
Set of Two Restored Art Deco Armchairs, by Jules Leleu, Beech, France, 1930s
By Jules Leleu
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Designer: Jules Leleu Source: France Period: 1930-1939 It has been re-polished with polyutherane piano lacquer by our professional refurbishing team in Czechia according to the orig...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Wood, Fabric, Upholstery, Beech, Lacquer

Restored Beech Art Deco Armchair by Jules Leleu, Revived Polish, France, 1930s
By Jules Leleu
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Restored beech Art Deco armchair by Jules Leleu. Period : 1920 -1929 Source : France Designed by Jules Leleu, a French designer at the top of French 20th Century decoration who dis...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Upholstery, Wood, Beech

Set of 12 Fine French Art Deco Walnut Chairs by Jules Leleu (10 Side and 2 Arm)
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
A set of twelve fine French 1940s dining chairs (ten side and two arm) with intertwining curved wooden backs and original off-white lacquer finish. Dimensions: Chairs: H: 37" W: 1...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Wood

Set of 8 Fine French 1930s Dining Chairs by Jules Leleu (Dining Table Available)
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
Jules Leleu - A set of eight fine French Art Deco palisander dining chairs with nickeled sabots. Some of them are stamped.  
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Palisander

Fine French Art Deco Walnut Armchair by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
Jules Leleu: A fine French Art Deco walnut armchair with bronze sabots. Original Aubusson tapestry (in vintage condition).
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Tapestry, Walnut

Leleu-Deshaye Leather and Chrome Armchairs, France 1965
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 Seating

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Leather

A Pair of Fine French Art Deco Walnut Armchairs by Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of fine French Art Deco upholstered walnut visitor / lounge armchairs by Leleu.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Leather, Walnut

Fine French Art Deco Mahogany Armchair by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
Jules Leleu: A fine French Art Deco mahogany bridge armchair with bronze sabots.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Fabric, Mahogany

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 Seating

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Mahogany

Pair of Fine French Art Deco Armchairs by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of fine French Art Deco stained beech "bridge" armchairs by Jules Leleu.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Beech, Fabric

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 Seating

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Fabric, Beech

Fine French Art Deco Club Chair by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
A fine French Art Deco medium size upholstered club armchair by Jules Leleu with sycamore legs.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Fabric, Sycamore

Set of Chairs Designed by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Set of 12 chairs designed by Jules Leleu (1883-1961). Walnut wood with inlay and chenille upholstery. Francoise Sirex (2008) "The House of Leleu: Classic French Style for a Modern W...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Chenille, Walnut

Jules Leleu pair of armchairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Deco pair of armchairs in cherry by Jules Leleu, circa 1933. Restored, refinished and reupholstered. This model is 21.5” wide x 23” deep x 31” high. It is the model used b...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Cherry

Jules Leleu French Art Deco settee
By Jules Leleu
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Deco settee/sofa by Jules Leleu, circa 1936. Leleu was honored to furnish the French Salon at the League of Nations in Geneva (1936/7) and used this model. The building la...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Wood

Set of four chairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
Set of 4 chairs in sycamore and gilded brass.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Brass

Set of four armchairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
Set of 4 armchairs in sycamore and gilded brass.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Brass

Pair of Art Deco Silk Armchairs by Jules Leleu for La Mamounia Hotel
By Jules Leleu
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful pair of art déco armchairs Designed by Jules Leleu in 1929, and re-issued in 1986 for La Mamounia hotel Marrakesh which was commissioned by Jacques Garcia. This beautiful...
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1980s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Chrome

Jules Leleu stool
By Jules Leleu
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Stool by Jules Leleu around 1960s Beautiful exemple of the artist with a modern touch yet still art deco style Original fabric
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Wood

Jules Leleu, Sofa, Mahogany, Brass, Fabric, France, 1960s
By Jules Leleu
Located in High Point, NC
A mahogany, brass and bouclé fabric sofa or settee designed and produced by Jules Leleu, France, 1960s. Literature: Sirex, The House of Leleu, 2008, p. 327. seat height 15.5”. Reu...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Brass

Jules Leleu three seater sofa mohair velvet 1940s
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, IDF
This beautiful sofa designed by Jules Leleu around 1945 embodies the smooth lines of the art deco living room sets that came on the market in the early 1930s. The smooth and round lines are a thing of beauty, finished with curved oak feet, one of Jules Leleu clubs signature. This sofa has been fully restored and reupholstered using an offwhite thick mohair velvet from Elitis, which is exceptionally soft to the touch, and 100% mohair, that enhances the sofa’s beautiful shape. Impart a luxe, homey and elegance feel to a contemporary living room with this incredible sofa. Photos of the restoration process and documentation are available upon request. The matching pair of club armchairs is also available. Literature: Mobilier et Décoration août-septembre-octobre 1945, Edition Edmond Honoré / Mobilier et Décoration year book...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Velvet

Jules Leleu pair of chairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in PARIS, FR
Pair of chairs by Jules Leleu, bronze structure, silk upholstery. Excellent Condition.
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1960s French Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Bronze

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 Seating

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Leather, Beech

SET OF 8 French Mid-Century / Art Deco Dining Chairs Signed by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
An Important SET of 8 French Art Deco / Midcentury Modern Dining Room Chairs signed by the French master designer and decorator, Jules Leleu. This rare set of chairs expresses the he...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jules Leleu Seating

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Brass

Set of 6 Jules Leleu Amboyna Gold Geometric Fabric Upholstered Dining/Armchairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
SET of 6 French Art Deco dining armchairs with amboyna wood frames, upholstered in a gold fabric with a hexagonal geometric pattern (PRICED AS SET) (JULES LELEU)
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Seating

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Silver, Bronze

Jules Leleu, Pair of Side Chairs, France, circa 1928
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
The house of Leleu rose to prominence in the 1920s during the Art Déco period, and became known for the ornate classicism of its richly refined furniture and lavish interiors. In the...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Mahogany

Jules Leleu, Set of Four Armchairs, France, circa 1928
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
The house of Leleu rose to prominence in the 1920s during the Art Déco period, and became known for the ornate classicism of its richly refined furniture and lavish interiors. In the...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Mahogany

Sofa and Armchairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in Paris, FR
Set composed of a sofa and two armchairs covered with a light brown fabric bouclette. Parallelepipedic wooden legs and full straight armrests. Dimensions sofa : H. back : 86 cm ;...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Jules Leleu Seating

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Wood

Jules Leleu Late Art Deco French Mahogany Open Armchair in Original Tapestry
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Late Art Deco mahogany open armchair with floral tapestry upholstery, resting on two shaped front legs ending in brass sabots and 2 splayed back legs. (JULES LELEU).
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Seating

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Wood, Tapestry, Mahogany, Upholstery

2 Fine French 1940s Mahogany Armchairs by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
Jules Leleu (1883-1961) - Two fine French Art Deco mahogany arm chairs by Jules Leleu. Price is per armchair, only two are available.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Fabric, Mahogany

Art Deco Club Chair by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Miami, FL
A club chair by Jules Leleu made out of a solid mahogany frame and upholstered in velvet. Made in France. circa: 1935. Reference: House of Leleu by Francoise Siriex, Page 73.
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Seating

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Velvet, Mahogany

Set Art Deco Armchairs by Jules Leleu 1930
By Jules Leleu
Located in Meulebeke, BE
Great set of Art Deco club chairs and sofa made by the French designer Jules Leleu made around 1930. Fully reupholstered in champagne color velvet. Has some great details in the cur...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Velvet

Mid-Century Modern Sofa in Smoked Pewter Velvet & Ebonized Walnut by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern sofa was realized by the legendary Jules Leleu in France circa 1950. It offers the clean silhouette, attention to detail and timeless (yet perenially ...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Velvet, Walnut

Art Deco Salon Set by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Miami, FL
Art Deco 3-piece salon set by Jules Leleu made out of mahogany. The set is composed by a sofa and 2 bridge chairs. Made in France Circa: 1945 Sofa: 57.50"W x 34"D x 32.75"High Bridg...
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Seating

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Mahogany

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 Seating

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Bronze

Jules Leleu Vintage Chairs in Wood and Green Leather
By Jules Leleu
Located in Milano, IT
Wonderful set consisting of four wooden chairs designed in the 1930s by Jules Leleu, French manufacture. The chairs have very eccentric shapes, both hard geometric and soft and comfo...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Wood, Leather

Art Deco Pair of Club Chairs by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Club Chairs made out of a frame of solid Mahogany wood and upholstered in a Rosé color silk velvet. These chairs were designed in France by Jules Leleu. Reference: House of ...
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Seating

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Velvet, Mahogany

Art Deco Set of 6 Dining Chairs by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Miami, FL
Set of 6 Art Deco dining chairs in Rosewood upholstered in Silk in a Taupe color. These chairs were designed by Jules Leleu Made in France. Circa: 1930.  
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Seating

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Silk, Rosewood

Art Deco Armchair
By Jules Leleu
Located in PARIS, FR
Il s'agit de la première édition du fauteuil TIM depuis la réouverture de la Maison LELEU. Ce modèle unique est recouvert d'un tissu LELEU édité par LELIEVRE PARIS. Ce fauteuil est LE fauteuil Iconique de LELEU. Ses proportions parfaites, ses sabots de forme originale en merisier foncé et glossy. Confort incroyable. Il a été déssiné par Jules LELEU fin des années 30 et a été placé sur les plus beaux projets: Paquebot Normandie...
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Seating

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Cherry

Chairs Designed by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Set of 12 chairs designed by Jules Leleu (1883-1961). Walnut wood with inlay and chenille upholstery. Francoise Sirex (2008) "The House of Leleu: Classic French Style for a Modern...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Chenille, Walnut

Leleu Art Deco Decorative Chairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Pair of French Art Deco chairs, covered in shark skin with ivory like accents. Measures: Width 25", total height 23", seat height 18", depth 12".
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Seating

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Shagreen

Pair of Fine French Art Deco Mahogany Chairs by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
Jules Leleu- A pair of fine French 1940s mahogany chairs with intertwining curved wood backs Numbered: 21956 & 21957 For an illustration of a similar armchair, see Siriex, Francoise. The House of Leleu. New York: Hudson Hills...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Mahogany

4 Fine French Art Deco Armchairs by Jules Leleu (2 on hold)
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
Four fine French Art Deco walnut bridge arm chairs by Jules Leleu. Original Aubusson tapestry, as shown in "Mobilier et Decoration" - see picture. P...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Tapestry, Walnut

4 Fine French Art Deco Walnut Armchairs by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
Four fine French Art Deco walnut bridge armchairs by Jules Leleu with bronze sabots. Documented. Price is per chair.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Walnut

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 Seating

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Walnut

Jules Leleu, Art Deco Bench with Fluted Mahogany Frame, France, circa 1925
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Please note that the fluted carving seen on our bench is an element of the design vocabulary used by Jules Leleu in the mid-1920s, as seen on the chair featured on the dust jacket of the French edition of the book "House of Leleu." This is possibly a grand piano bench and was purchased several decades ago from the Calderwood Gallery...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Upholstery, Mahogany

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...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Upholstery, Beech

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...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Macassar

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 Seating

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Upholstery, Oak

French Deco Armchair in Cuban Mahogany by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Minneapolis, MN
French Art Deco armchair in Cuban mahogany designed by Jules Leleu. Frame is in very good vintage condition, clear lacquer finish shows some signs of use but is in acceptable and use...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Mahogany

Jules Leleu, Yellow Upholstered Mahogany Art Deco Armchair, France, circa 1926
By Jules Leleu, Maison Leleu
Located in New York, NY
This plush armchair is an early creation of Art Deco icon Jules Leleu, and features a mahogany frame, rounded sabots, and spiraled arms. Numbered on ...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Mahogany

French Art Deco Tapestry Loveseat
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco loveseat with tapestry upholstery (seat cushion AS IS) having a round back & scroll design arm (by JULES LELEU) (c.1940) Ref: Decorateurs Ensemble, Francoise Siriex) ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Seating

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Jules Leleu, Art Deco Walnut Armchair, France, C. 1948
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
This remarkable pair of late Deco armchairs possess many of the beautiful aesthetic trappings of Jules Leleu's most famous 40s designs, and are clad in an elaborate, wildly colorful upholstery...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Seating

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Walnut, Upholstery

Pair of French Art Deco Tapestry Armchairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Deco Armchairs with tapestry upholstery having a round back & scroll design arm (by JULES LELEU) (c.1940) Ref: Decorateurs Ensemble, Francoise Siriex) (similar ber...
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Seating

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Tapestry

Jean Prouvé Side Chair
By Jean Prouvé, Jules Leleu
Located in Stockton, NJ
Side chair for Martel de Janville Sanatorium, Plateau d'Assy. Ateliers Jean Prouvé, France, 1936.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jules Leleu Seating

Materials

Steel

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 Seating

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Walnut

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 Seating

Pair of Jules Leleu French Art Deco Bergerés Armchairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Deco (Circa 1940) bergerés Armchairs with tapestry upholstery having a round back and scroll design arm (by JULES LELEU) (Reference: Decorateurs Ensemble, Francoi...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Seating

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Oak, Tapestry

Jules Leleu seating for sale on 1stDibs.

Jules Leleu seating are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Jules Leleu seating, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original seating by Jules Leleu were created in the Art Deco style in france during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider seating by Jacques Adnet, Andre Domin & Marcel Genevriere for Maison Dominique, and Maxime Old. Prices for Jules Leleu seating can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $1,500 and can go as high as $66,573, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $14,500.

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