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Jules Leleu

Rare Eglomisé Cabinet, ca. 1937

Mahogany, original verre églomisé door designed by Kaskoff, chrome-plated metal base by Raymond Subes
51 × 36 1/4 × 14 1/4 in
129.5 × 92.1 × 36.2 cm
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New York, New York
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Maison Gerard
New York, New York
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This cabinet is one of a few modernist pieces Leleu created in the mid-thirties in collaboration …

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This cabinet is one of a few modernist pieces Leleu created in the mid-thirties in collaboration with the master ironsmith Raymond Subes. A notable piece of this series is a large four door armoire, now in the permanent collection of the Musée des Années 30 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France and is illustrated in:
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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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This cabinet is one of a few modernist pieces Leleu created in the mid-thirties in collaboration …

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This cabinet is one of a few modernist pieces Leleu created in the mid-thirties in collaboration with the master ironsmith Raymond Subes. A notable piece of this series is a large four door armoire, now in the permanent collection of the Musée des Années 30 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France and is illustrated in:
Art et …

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Robert Levin
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

Rare Eglomisé Cabinet, ca. 1937

Mahogany, original verre églomisé door designed by Kaskoff, chrome-plated metal base by Raymond Subes
51 × 36 1/4 × 14 1/4 in
129.5 × 92.1 × 36.2 cm
Sold
location
New York, New York
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