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Rare Jules Leleu Sideboard/Commode

Rare Jules Leleu Sideboard/Commode

Item Description:

Commode has anigre quarter cut figure with mother of pearl and diamond-patterned parquetry inlays. The two keyed doors each reveal an adjustable shelf and detailing includes ormolu beading and sabots on the front octagonal and tapered legs. The dining set comprised of table, sideboard/commode and chairs were commissioned by the Derveaux family in 1953 and are depicted in situ in a 1956 photograph in the dining room of Mr. & Mrs. Derveaux in "The House of Leleu." The chairs were also featured in the Introspective Magazine article "10 Interior Designers Reimagine Iconic Rooms" (Jorge S. Arango, 6.28.2020).

Condition:

very good, some minor scratches, one drink ring to top, no pins for shelf, wear consistent with age and light use

Medium:

France; anigre quarter cut figure, ormolu, mother of pearl

Signature:

ink signed label (see detail photograph)

Provenance:

Provenance: Mr. & Mrs. Derveaux, France | Derveaux family heirs, Montreal, Canada | purchased directly by the consignor. Reference: The House of Leleu, Francoise Siriex, pg. 224.

Dimensions:

37.5"h, 79"w, 18.5"d

Exhibited:

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About The Artist:

Jules Leleu (French, 1883-1961)


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