MACASSAR EBONY & EBONIZED WOOD CABINET

by Jules Leleu (1883-1961)
France, circa 1924


64 ½" high; 76" wide; 16 ¼" deep

This beautiful cabinet formed part of one of Leleu's most important commissions. The gently serpentine front has a central cabinet opening to reveal a shelf-lined interior flanked by shelf-lined cabinets above three short drawers. The whole is on a carved ebonized wood plinth with ball feet and fluted columns to either side. The inlaid bone floral cornucopia on the central cabinet was designed by Mme Chabert Dupont, a lace designer, who collaborated with Leleu between 1922-1927. The drawers have bone ring pulls. All of the cabinets have original keys with silver bullion tassels.

Signed J Leleu and with original affixed label "Ambassadeur Gonzalo Zaldumbide/ Depot no. 72-794 Bahut".

Provenance:
Ambassadeur Gonzalo Zaldumbide, Paris

Exhibited:
Salon d'Automne, 1924

Literature:
Viviane Jutheau, "Jules et Andre Leleu", Editions Vecteurs, Paris, 1989, pp. 31-33.

Exhibition Only - Inv. #35