A beautiful sideboard designed by Jules Leleu. This piece still retains the original paper label on the back, stating the serial number, it's signed and dated 1956.
This piece has 3 diamond lozenge pattern parquetry doors, with column supports which are mounted with a gilt bronze trim.
The cupboards all have 1 shelf, the central one also has a drawer.
The sideboard rests on tapered feet, ending in gilt bronze sabots.
Jules Leleu began his career in the family decorative painting business, later opening a Paris gallery in 1924, before winning a grand prize at the 1925 Exposition Industrielle et Arts Decoratifs.
His furniture design demonstrates his insistence on precision craft and quality materials. The simple, sleek lookmade him a guiding light of 20th century modernism.
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