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Jules Leleu

Art Deco Barbière

France, circa 1926

LELEU 129

Barbiere Leleu
Barbiere Leleu
Barbiere Leleu
Barbiere Leleu
Barbiere Leleu
Barbiere Leleu
Jules Leleu
Barbiere Leleu
Barbiere Leleu
Barbiere Leleu
Barbiere Leleu

Description

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

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