• 20th Century Decorative Art &  auction at Christies

    Sale 7838

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    21 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 83

    JULES LELEU (1883-1961)

    SECRETAIRE, CIRCA 1925

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    JULES LELEU (1883-1961)
    SECRETAIRE, CIRCA 1925
    tulipwood inlaid with ivory, ivory escutcheons, the tapering legs with ivory stringing, resting on ivory sabots
    54 in. (137 cm.) high; 30½ in. (77.5 cm.) wide; 13¾ in. (35 cm.) deep


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    Literature

    V. Jutheau, Jules et André Leleu, Paris, 1989, p. 83 (design illustrated in amboyna with variation ivory inlay)