Learn about Leleu, Jules

Jules Leleu (1883 - 1961) took over from his father in the family's decorative painting business at Boulogne-sur-Mer, France about 1910, and then after World War I diversified into furniture design and manufacture. By 1924 he was ready to move to Paris where he opened Maison Leleu, and by the 1930s, working with his family members, offered a full range of furnishing services, including interior decoration, furniture and cabinet making, textiles, rugs and lighting fixtures. He designed luxurious suites for embassies, hotels and ocean liners, such as the SS Ile de France and SS Normandie. His two sons and daughters continued the family business after the death of their father in 1961.
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Attributed to Jules Leleu, A French rosewood and gilt bronze cabinet, circa 1935, the shaped rectangular rosewood top with chamfered corners and gilt bronze trim, the two doors with keylock handles enclosing the compartmental interior fitted with eleven a

A fine Art Deco macassar and acajou writing desk, French, circa 1925, in the style of Jules Leleu, with two drawers and glass top

A very fine quality Art Deco inspired rosewood and fruitwood inlaid bureau plat after Leleu, French, 20th century 76 cm high, 176 cm long, 88 cm deep

Jules Leleu, French Art Deco rosewood and vellum cabinet, parchment and rosewood. Height 140 cm. Width 175 cm. Depth 53 cm

An outstanding Macassar ebony gilt bronze mounted library desk, in the manner of Jules Leleu, French, 75 x 181 x 80 cm

A large ebonised and gilt bronze mounted semi elliptical desk, French, circa 1940. In the manner of Leleu. Height 81 cm. Width 205 cm. Depth 88 cm