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    A French Art Deco Mahogany, Satinwood, Birch, Maple, Brass and Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Dining Room Suite

    Jules Leleu, French (1883-1961)
    Circa 1930-1940
    Mahogany, satinwood, birch, maple, brass, mother-of-pearl
    Sideboard: 37.5 x 91 x 20 inches
    Side Cabinet: 58 x 44 x 16 inches


    Comprising a sideboard, side cabinet, dining table and eight chairs. The long, rectangular sideboard with a pair of hinged cabinet doors and a pair of doors flanking, all inlaid in a geometric pattern of bookmatched mahogany veneer centered by mother-of-pearl discs, with curved pilasters inlaid with birth and exotic woods and mother-of-pearl, with a pattern of woodland deer, birds, butterflies and flowers, raised on a stylized stepped base, the side cabinet similarly decorated, with sliding glass doors and shelves, the rectangular topped table is on a stylized trestle base, the eight side chairs with mahogany and mother-of-pearl veneered backs, with red upholstery raised on squared tapering legs.

    Jules Leleu was born in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France and began specializing in furniture making after World War I. He opened a Paris gallery in 1924 and exhibited at the 1925 Exposition Industrielle des Arts Décoratifs. He designed the Grand Salon of the Ambassadors at the Society of Nations in Geneva and the French Embassies of several nations.


    Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000.

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    November, 2007
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