Medium: Amboyna, mirror and silverplated bronze details
Dimensions: 57 in high x 24.75 in wide x 9.5 in deep
Designed by Leleu for the elaborate bathroom of the Malle-Beghin residence (family of filmmaker Louis Malle) for their Chateau in Thumeries, France. This quintessential Art Deco barbiere of amboyna and silver plated bronze features three drawers and a vertically extendable oval mirror.
For an illustration of this barbiere, see:
Duncan, Alastair. Art Deco Complete. New York: Abrams, 2009. p. 421.
Our barbiere is part of an ensemble comprised of a Psyche free standing mirror, a curule stool, and a daybed, all in amboyna. It is partially illustrated in Siriex, Françoise. The House of Leleu. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2008. p. 31. and Jutheau, Viviane. Jules et André Leleu. Paris: Editions Vecteurs, 1989. p. 61.
Signed: J Leleu