Medium: Walnut, macasar ebony marquetry, and mother-of-pearl inlay with gilt bronze details. Interior in sycamore.
Dimensions: 51 in high x 32.5 in wide x 15 in deep
This exceptional matched pair of two door cabinets was made in the aftermath of the war, a time when Jules Leleu was returning to the Deco splendor of plush, exotic materials. This particular piece, with its marquetry, gilt bronze details, and mother-of-pearl inlay (by Messager), represents the very best France's crafts tradition had to offer, not to mention many hours of painstaking labor.