Jules LELEU (1883-1961): 1930's console in palissander and glass

 

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Jules LELEU (1883-1961): Beautiful and rare wall console in palissander (rosewood) from India veneer with two shelves in Saint-Gobain glass and mirror back. Dated on the back of the mirror '16.3.(19)38'.
This piece of furniture has been authenticated by Françoise SIRIEX

1938

Height: 90,5 cm - 35 6/8 in
With: 117 cm - 46 1/16 in (wood), 160 cm - 63 in (shelves)
Depth: 22,5 cm - 8 7/8 in

Exhibition

Similar model exhibited in 1937, cf. Ensembles mobiliers, Vol.1 (1937), pl.16.
Similar model shown in LELEU advertising in: Mobilier & Decoration, 1937 & 1938.
Similar model (smaller) exhibited in 'Créations récentes de J. Leleu' in: Art & Decoration, mai 1937, reproduced page 134.
Similar models sold in Paris Auction sales.

Bibliography

François SIRIEX & Eric A. BYE: The House of LELEU: Classic French Style for a Modern World, 1920-1973. Hudson Hills Press Inc. 2008
Viviane JUTHEAU: Jules et André LELEU. Editions Olbia. 1996

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