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Jules Leleu Credenzas

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
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 Credenzas

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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 Credenzas

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Bronze

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 Credenzas

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Bronze

Blond Ash Jules Leleu Credenza, France, 1940s
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
1940's French credenza designed by Jules Leleu. Two front doors with signature bronze escutcheon depicting Adam and Eve at key closure. Two sets of three drawers, on either end of ...
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1940s French Vintage Jules Leleu Credenzas

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Wood, Ash

French Art Deco Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Butterfly Buffet by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Stunning French Art Deco credenza is designed by famous artisan Jules Leleu. It is comprised of mother-of-pearl inlay forming a butterfly motif with gold hardware, which accents the ...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Jules Leleu Credenzas

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 Credenzas

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Mahogany, Rosewood

Exquisite French Art Deco Sideboard Credenza in Rosewood by Jules Leleu
By Leleu Decorateurs, Jules Leleu
Located in Kingston, NY
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 ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Credenzas

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Bronze

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French Modern Dark Walnut Four-Door Credenza or Buffet, Style of Maxime Old
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Set of 6 French Late Art Deco Amboyna Dining/Armchairs, Jules Leleu
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Fine Pair of Walnut and Inlaid Wood Two-Door Credenza, Luigi Scremin
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Italian Modern Walnut Room Divider/ Buffet/ Credenza, Vittorio Dassi
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Italian Modern Palisander, Walnut, and Brass Long Credenza, Vittorio Dassi
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Jules Leleu Two Door Walnut Credenza, France, 1940s
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
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Fine French Art Deco Burl Walnut Sideboard by Jules Leleu (documented)
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Signed Jules Leleu Curved Facade Parquetry Pattern Credenza, France, 1940s
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1940s French Jules Leleu Blond Ash Three-Door Credenza
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Fine French Art Deco Three-Door Walnut Sideboard with Bronze Details by Leleu
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Jules Leleu Mahogany Credenza with Gilt Bronze Mounts
By Jules Leleu
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Fine Art Deco Sideboard by Jules Leleu (1883-1961)
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Jules Leleu credenzas for sale on 1stDibs

Jules Leleu credenzas are available on 1stDibs for sale. 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 credenzas, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 8 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. Many of the original credenzas by Jules Leleu were created in France during the 20th century in the Art Deco style. Many customers also consider credenzas by André Arbus, Gaston Poisson and Charles Dudouyt if you are looking for additional options. The prices for Jules Leleu credenzas can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $14,000 and tops out at $100,000, while pieces like these can sell for $25,000 on average.

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