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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, 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

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

Jules Leleu "Meuble feu d'Artifices," Fireworks Cabinet, France, circa 1946
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
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...
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1940s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Leleu-Deshaye Leather and Chrome Armchairs
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 Furniture

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Leather

Pair of Triple Arms Brass Sconces in the Style of Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Miami, FL
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...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Brass

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

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

Mahogany and Laque Nuagée Guéridon by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Montreal, QC
Mahogany and laque nuagée guéridon by Jules Leleu. stamped signature "J. Leleu", with circular lacquered top, set on mahogany tripod base with nickel plated bronze curved feet.
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Mahogany

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

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

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

Fine French Art Deco Dining Table by Jules Leleu ( 8 original chairs available)
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
A fine French Art Deco extendable dining table, in walnut with a 4 legs pedestal base and bronze details. Signed Length with the 2 matching end leaves is 107 3/4" 8 original dining...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Walnut

Armchair by Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu
By Jean Prouvé, Jules Leleu
Located in Altwies, LU
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 ...
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1930s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Sheet Metal

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

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

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, 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

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

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 Furniture

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Tapestry, Oak

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

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

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

Jules Leleu, Walnut Armchair, France, C. 1948
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Single walnut armchair by Jules Leleu An identical chair was shown at the Leleu exhibition, Chefs d’oeuvre de l’Afrique noire, in Leleu’s showroom on the Avenue Franklin-Roosevelt, ...
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20th Century French Jules Leleu Furniture

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Walnut

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

Jules Leleu, Modernist Settee, Mahogany, Brass, Bouclé, 1960s, France
By Maison Leleu, Jules 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

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 Furniture

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Tapestry, Walnut

Pair of Fine French Art Deco Mahogany Side Chairs by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of fine French Art Deco mahogany side chairs by Jules Leleu. Stamped.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Mahogany

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 Aesthetic Movement Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Fine Set of Eight Late Art Deco Ebony De Macassar Dining Chairs, Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Hollywood, FL
En suite with dining table and sideboard, can be sold separately or with table, literature, house of Jules Leleu.
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

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

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

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. Four matching chairs are also avail...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Tapestry, Walnut

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 Furniture

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Leather, Walnut

Large Two-Door Commode by Jules Leleu, France, 1933
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Macassar ebony two-door commode with mother of pearl and ebony inlay by Jules Leleu (1883-1961). Marquetry by Messager. This cabinet was exhibited in the museum show "Leleu 50 ...
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1930s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Macassar, Mother-of-Pearl, Ebony

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

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 and lavish interiors. All...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Macassar

Pair of French Art Deco Aubusson Armchairs
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Art Deco mahogany open Armchairs with bronze feet and floral Aubusson upholstered seat and back. (att: JULES LELEU, Ile de France)
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Tapestry, Mahogany

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 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 Furniture

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Shagreen

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

A Fine French Art Deco Walnut Extendable Dining Table by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in Long Island City, NY
Fine French 1950s walnut dining / writing table with two ends pull-out leaves and bronze details (sabots). Width is 110" when fully extended.  
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Bronze

Jules Leleu French Art Deco Cherry Marquetry Vitrine
By Jules Leleu
Located in Baambrugge, NL
French Art Deco Cherry vitrine by Jules Leleu (1883-1961) from the 1930s and features a top compartment with two sliding glass doors and a glass shelf. A lower compartment has two wo...
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1930s 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

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

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

Art Deco Chandelier by Jules Leleu
By Jules Leleu
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Round chandelier in alabaster by the french designer Charles Leleu. This original piece from 1930 has 9 glasses separated by a metal structure. Its geometrical shape and classic line...
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20th Century French Art Deco Jules Leleu Furniture

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Alabaster

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, 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

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

Jules Leleu 3 Door Walnut Sideboard With Diamond Parquetry Detail
By Jules Leleu
Located in London, GB
A beautiful sideboard designed by Jules Leleu. This piece still retains the original paper label on the back, stating the serial number, it's signed and dated 1956. This piece ha...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 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

Nice Sycamore Marquetry Cabinet with Bronze Feet by Jules Leleu, France, 1956
By Jules Leleu
Located in Brussels, BE
Elegant sycamore marquetry two doors cabinet with double columns gilt bronze feet. The interior with six adjustable shelves.Stamped on the back with the number 29177. Signed Jules ...
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1950s French Neoclassical 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

Jules Leleu Bronze Mounted and Inlaid Console Table
By Jules Leleu
Located in Brooklyn, NY
France, two-tier, bow-fronted table with three frieze drawers inlaid with mother of pearl and ebony flower bursts, mirror-paneled lower section, and wonderfully variegated grey and b...
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1930s French Vintage Jules Leleu Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

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

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

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Upholstery, Mahogany

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 Furniture

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Palisander

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

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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