Jules Leleu, ‘Coffee Table with Tripod Base’, ca. 1930s, Design/Decorative Art, Blond mahogany with gilt-bronze sabots and Verre Eglomisee top, Maison Gerard
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Jules Leleu

Coffee Table with Tripod Base, ca. 1930s

Blond mahogany with gilt-bronze sabots and Verre Eglomisee top
20 9/20 × 35 1/2 × 35 1/2 in
51.9 × 90.2 × 90.2 cm
.
$30,000
Location
New York, New York
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Provenance
Maison Gerard
New York, New York

This extraordinary table, designed by one of the early twentieth century's greatest designers, …

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Condition
One crack in glass top. Otherwise very good.
Manufacturer
Maison Leleu
Jules Leleu
French, 1883–1961
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Born into a family of artisans and artists—the House of Leleu had been around since the 1700s—Jules Leleu was one of the fathers of French Art Deco design. Although he “never achieved the international fame of Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, Jean Michel Frank, or Le Corbusier,” The New York Times once wrote, “he was just as successful and probably more prolific than his better-known contemporaries.” Often compared with the furniture designs of Ruhlmann, Leleu’s chairs, tables, and cabinets emphasized simple shapes, exotic woods, and marquetry, and inlaid ivory and other embellishments. Leleu adored tradition and was the ultimate craftsman, but as his career progressed he grew more adventurous; in the hands of his children, the House of Leleu began to experiment with lacquer, plastic, aluminum, and fiberglass.

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New York, New York

This extraordinary table, designed by one of the early twentieth century's greatest designers, represents the consummation of French Art Deco elegance. The table's circular top--a spectacular work of verre eglomise set like a jewel in a frame of gilt bronze--rests upon a solid cylindrical support split at its …

Medium
Condition
One crack in glass top. Otherwise very good.
Manufacturer
Maison Leleu
Jules Leleu
French, 1883–1961
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Born into a family of artisans and artists—the House of Leleu had been around since the 1700s—Jules Leleu was one of the fathers of French Art Deco design. Although he “never achieved the international fame of Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, Jean Michel Frank, or Le Corbusier,” The New York Times once wrote, “he was just as successful and probably more prolific than his better-known contemporaries.” Often compared with the furniture designs of Ruhlmann, Leleu’s chairs, tables, and cabinets emphasized simple shapes, exotic woods, and marquetry, and inlaid ivory and other embellishments. Leleu adored tradition and was the ultimate craftsman, but as his career progressed he grew more adventurous; in the hands of his children, the House of Leleu began to experiment with lacquer, plastic, aluminum, and fiberglass.

Jules Leleu

Coffee Table with Tripod Base, ca. 1930s

Blond mahogany with gilt-bronze sabots and Verre Eglomisee top
20 9/20 × 35 1/2 × 35 1/2 in
51.9 × 90.2 × 90.2 cm
.
$30,000
Location
New York, New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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