Jules Leleu belongs in the same pantheon as other great French twentieth-century furniture designers. This beautiful Cheval mirror was part of a bedroom suite that Leleu created for Mme. Chenard in 1923. It was exhibited the same year at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs in Paris. This piece, of burr amboyna wood, rosewood fillets, and ivory marquetry, is illustrated in Francoise Siriex’s book, “The House of Leleu” on page 127. We are fortunate to have a period photo of this piece from Le Arti D’occi (Tav. CLXVIII). 69″ H x 51″ W x 20″ D.
Exhibition: Salon des Artistes Decorateurs 1923