A Ladies Writing and Vanity Table by Jules Leleu circa 1950s
A beautifully proportioned piece of furniture forming a vanity and desk combined. The middle lifts to reveal a a compartment and inset mirror. The front has a decorative diamond marquetry pattern including a drawer on either side, each finished with a gilded bronze leaf handle, resting on four tapered lags ending in brass sabots.?
From the mid 1940s to the late 1950s Leleu produced a small number of writing vanity tables, each one made to order to the specifications of the client, the most notable commission for the bedroom of Madam Henry Roussel.
Similar model illustrated on page 76.
Leleu Décorateurs Ensembliers by Francois Siriex, Published by Éditions Monelle Hayot, 2007
Similar model illustrated on page 148.
Jules et Andre Leleu by Viviane Jutheau Published by Éditions Vecteurs ,1989