Mahogany Sloping Secretaire, signed J. Leleu - 1940

20th century
Art Deco
From: 44810, Héric, France

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    Magnificent mahogany and mahogany veneer secretary signed Jules Leleu (1883-1961).
    This piece of furniture has a flap on the front decorated with a four-leaf mahogany veneer with a chamfered edge. The original key and lock are in perfect working order.
    A flat hinge inlaid in brass articulates the frame with the flap. The latter is maintained by brass compasses sliding inwards. The seat has a rosewood veneer frame. Encrusted on it, we find the signature of Jules Leleu on an ivory plate. This seat is also upholstered in its original wine red leather with cold label and gold ribbon. The tabernacle part is composed of two drawers with brass buttons and a large niche. The entire interior part is in rosewood veneer (drawers and shelf).
    The top of this piece of furniture is overflowing and has a large groove in solid mahogany around it.
    Below the flap, a drawer with butterfly wing mahogany veneer is surrounded by a half-round protruding strip. This one is turbulent and convex downwards. The crosspiece covered with a brass half-round. This secretary rests on four solid mahogany legs. They taper down with a groove on the inside. The sides of this piece of furniture are in falling wire, also at the back.
    This secretary made by Jules Leleu has an original varnish in perfect condition, bringing out the red tones of the mahogany. The reflections are sublimated and luminous.
    This remarkable piece of furniture, with its quality design, will charm you with its refinement and elegance.

    Jules Leleu (1883-1961) was a French cabinetmaker and designer, famous for adapting modernism with classic lines. He remains best known for his designs with simplified forms, exotic woods as well as for his marquetry and ivory inlays. He was born on June 17, 1883 and, after studying decorative painting, he took over his father's painting business at the age of 26 with his brother, Marcel. He opens a gallery, Maison Leleu, and devotes himself entirely to making furniture. In 1925, he exhibited at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts where he won the grand prize. His notoriety grew and he designed the liners Île de France and Normandie, as well as the French embassies around the world and the Grand Salon des Ambassadeurs at the League of Nations in Geneva.

    Period: 1940
    Excellent condition with its original varnish.
    Delivery possible, in France and in Europe, by our partner specialized in the transport of furniture.
    Width: 76.5cm
    Depth: 46cm
    Height: 105cm

    Ref: Q3VB178S5J

    Condition Very good
    Style Art Deco (Furniture Secretaries of Art Deco Style)
    Period 20th century (Furniture Secretaries 20th century)
    Country of origin France
    Artist leleu
    Cabinetmaker LELEU
    Width (cm) 76.5
    Height (cm) 105
    Materials Mahogany
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
    Location 44810, Héric, France
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